In Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at the Oyster ebook subscription service, at a CONTEC session ahead in Frankfurt, at book marketing, and more.
New this year, Publishing Perspectives is organizing a four-day on-stage program in Hall 8.0, featuring leading publishers, agents, startups and more. Hear how top professionals in publishing view the future of the industry, how digital innovation continues to affect the business, and what opportunities exist for publishers around the world. Publishing Perspectives Stage 2013 Where: Hall 8.0, N170, Frankfurt Book …
China’s Douban is experimenting with crowdsourced translations of English literature, including SF and short stories by David Mitchell. Can it help authors enter the market?
Movable Type literary agents Jason Allen Ashlock and Adam Chromy write of their experiences assisting The Rogue Reader authors in self-publishing their work.
Limiting Kindle Worlds to the ebook form may cater to the needs of licensors, but it is counter to the ethos, habits and desires of fanfiction writers and readers.
New Vietnamese digital platform Biitbook is aggressively pursuing self-published authors and has developed a proprietary payment system to overcome lack of credit cards.
With today’s launch of Kindle Worlds, it’s worth remembering that fanfiction is rewriting the narrative of publishing and challenging convention, much like technology startups.
Recent reports from Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia indicate growth in indigenous ebook development and dealmaking across the region.
The internet has opened up new pathways for writers looking to circumvent state censors. This is especially true in countries like China, where internet use if booming.
This week in author buzz, Porter Anderson digests the Writer’s Digest Conference, takes on chicken littles in the biz, and considers what B&N might do about showrooming.