Spencer Masden of Brooklyn’s Sorry House Press discusses in frank detail everything he’s learned so far about small press publishing.
#EtherIssue: Counting Ebooks in a Writer Wonderland
Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue debate on the allegedly slowing ebook market reveals apparent contradictions in self-publishing interests.
New BISG Report: More Students Downloading Unauthorized Content
A new report from BISG highlights student’s increasing efforts to find alternatives to traditional texts, as well as faculty concerns over costs and value.
Number of Publishers’ Branded Reader Communities Set to Explode
Publishing Technology’s recent study reveals a majority of publishers plan to maintain or launch multiple branded online reader communities in the next two years.
Ether for Authors: Data Deluge
Porter Anderson’s roundup of Web buzz looks at the deluge of data coming out of confabs in Italy, B&Ns battle with S&S, Sebastian Posth’s German analytics, and much more.
SURVEY: Is It Time to Get Rid of the ISBN?
ISBNs date back to the 1960s, but many think the system no longer reflects the realities of the digital age. Should the ISBN system be abolished, updated, or left alone?
Bowker Intro’s 1-Stop ISBN Ebook Conversion Service
Bowker, the official ISBN agency of the US, has partnered for e-book conversion Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) to offer a new 1-stop shop for authors.
The “Other” Metadata Identifier You Need to Know: ISNI
As search engines get more sophisticated, the ISNI—International Standard Name Identifier—has become a critical component of tracking book rights and allocating attribution.
Value of Self-Publishing is the “Blind Spot in the Market”
A total of 211,269 print and e-book self-published titles were published in 2011, but their publishing methodology make them difficult to put quantify in terms of value.
Where Can You Find High Quality Self-Published Books?
Starting today, Publishing Perspectives will offer a monthly selection of “starred reviews” of self-published books from BlueInk review.