Porter Anderson recaps the social media meltdown surrounding Amazon’s purchase of Goodreads and uncovers several cooler heads who offer realistic perspectives.
True online book discovery requires serendipity, which can’t be programmed. The process is more going on a blind date and then falling in love with someone else.
Can SEO be the missing link to better book discovery? Yes and no, says Nick Ruffilo. The magic formula calls for good SEO and great metadata to boost the discovery potential.
By focusing on movie tie-ins and visual curation, UK app developers of The Nudge List hope to attract book buyers not accustomed to using traditional book sites.
Millions of dollars are spent on apps and websites touting superior book discoverability, but there’s yet to be a category killer and skepticism is mounting.
The Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) and St. Cloud State University are surveying LGBT readers about the books they read and how they find them. Here’s how to participate.
At the TOC Author (R)Evolution Day, authors and speakers from Penguin, Kobo, NetGalley, Publishers Weekly Select shared their thoughts on discoverability.
Music services offer sharable, one-click downloadable playlists of songs. Why not do the sames for full text articles and book excerpts?
By incorporating trillions of calculations, Bookish.com, the new online bookstore financed by Hachette, Penguin and S&S, promises to apply Big Data to book discovery.
Laura Hazard Owen sums up the problem with book discovery like this: It doesn’t really work. She offers several solutions gleaned from Digital Book World 2013.