Market research companies Nielsen and GfK announced a partnership on Monday with the aim of providing insights about global book publishing.
Tekstum is a new company offering big data analytics for the Spanish market that analyzes everything from social media impact to the emotions present in books.
Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy is eagerly exploring new business models but acknowledges there’s still room for old-fashioned intuition in publishing.
According to discussions at the International Association of STM Publishers conference, open access and data-driven articles need more scrutiny.
Jim Bryant of Trajectory.com argues that advancements natural language processing leading to keywords may unlock a revolution in book discovery.
A panel at Digital Book World last week offered several insights on how ebook platforms are analyzing user data and what they have discovered.
The key to reader analytics in the newsroom at the New York Times is asking the right questions, says James Robinson.
Data Conversion Laboratory’s Mark Gross argues that digitizing even the most esoteric material and making it searchable can create a market for it.
Books in Browsers V demonstrated various efforts by Silicon Valley to help the publishing industry explore new digital opportunities.
Oxford University professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger offers a preview of his presentation on Big Data in Publishing, which he will deliver at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CONTEC conference on October 7.