There’s a new crowdsourced publishing program from Amazon “which is so new that it doesn’t yet have a launch day, URL, or even a name.”
Can Crowdsourcing Help Publishers Pick Books to Translate?
Translations into English have been bottlenecked due to the limited number of editors who read foreign languages. Could crowdsourcing be the answer?
Twitter Now in Dutch and Indonesian, More Languages to Come
Twitter is now available in Dutch and Indonesian as of Monday, thanks to a team of volunteer translators.
#Quakebook: Twitter-sourced Japan Charity Book 2:46 Self-pubbed in One Week
By Edward Nawotka Last Friday the blogger “Our Man in Abiko” launched an effort to produce a crowd-sourced collection prose, photos and illustrations that would be compiled into a self-published book to benefit the victims of the Japan earthquake. The book, which amounts to 30,000 words, is now finished is said to have met the deadline of being published at …
Your Book as a Database (Part 3)
By Chris Kubica Thursday, in Your Book as a Database: A Primer, we laid the foundation for thinking of books as relational databases. Yesterday in Part 2 I demonstrated how you can rate a single book to the larger ecosystem of books and reading. Today, I explain how to put this all together and make it work for you. Taking …