The conflict between artist and commerce, writes Richard Russo, ‘today is playing out algorithmically and those algorithms have not been designed for authors’ benefit.’
In a three-hour program at Washington’s New America Foundation, Authors United points up both its criticisms of Amazon and the challenges of objecting to its position in the publishing marketplace.
Keith Moerer, Director of Apple’s iBookstore, revealed that Apple’s iBookstore is growing at a million users per month and has seen 1 billion downloads.
Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue live chat on Wednesday will focus on the trend toward short reads, newly represented by the Rooster app for iOS.
Bestseller Warren Adler discusses the challenges of converting his 1977 thriller “Trans-Siberian Express” into digital and enhancing it Apple’s iBooks.
UK museums are adapting publishing technology to their needs and using mobile apps to re-invigorate the way visitors explore their spaces.
British multi-platform publisher YUDU is favoring publishing in the robust iBooks platform over stand-alone apps, which entail greater expense and risk.
As punishment for price-fixing, the DOJ is demanding Apple reinstate buy buttons on competitors’ apps. Is the punishment too much, appropriate, or irrelevant?
Apple has been found guilty of colluding to raise ebook prices. Financial ramifications aside, has the judgement damaged publishing’s reputation with consumers?
At the Tokyo International Book Fair the focus finally shifted away from devices to actual ebooks, but hype of their immediately transforming the business was toned down.