While demand for data mining of scholarly content is mounting, lack of standardization of search technologies, interfaces and licensing terms hinders its use.
In the future, through increased use of QR codes and NFC chips by publishers, any corner, lamppost or surface might become a bookstore.
NFC chips offer publishers the opportunity to take their digital promotional material into the bookstore. Going forward, how should publishers use this new tech?
‘We know the location of the Deathstar!’ says New Zealand’s Lisa Buchan, of the small publishers who are capable of fighting back against Amazon’s Empire.
After analyzing 5,750,000 books on Goodreads, Otis Chandler shares his insights on the evolving nature of book discovery. The short version: once isn’t enough.
Any bookstore can sell you books you didn’t know you wanted to buy, but the best are able to sell you books you didn’t ‘remember’ you wanted to buy.
Former print publisher Ivan R. Dee launched Now & Then press to publish digital essays, finding the same skills apply as books — and it’s far less frustrating.
The publishing buzz at last week’s TOC Conference – In: Big Data, Content Discovery Optimization, Diversity; Out: Social Reading, Hate as a Business Strategy
Traditionally, marketing puts seeds in readers minds. Increasingly, social media, SEO and metadata are being thrown into the mix. But do you trust them?
The goal is to make it easier to find great, but possibly obscure book…to break the tyranny of the bestseller list, says founder Andrew Rhomberg.