Some Russian publishers say that if piracy can be controlled, print can double its market share within years. Others caution that taxes and over-reliance on outdated authors is hampering growth.
In a major focus on its metadata, Cambridge University Press is working this year to improve the discoverability of its material for library users.
In a moment of mutual ‘flattery,’ two leaders in direct-to-consumer promotion take up each other’s tools to increase their effectiveness in the gold standard: discoverability.
Jonathan Taplin—producer of ‘Mean Streets’—will lead Digital Book World’s keynotes with a warning: publishing may be ‘sleeping through a revolution.’
Random House has partnered with Pinterest to help users discover popular content. It pulls up a page that is a lot like browsing a table at a bookstore.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of publishing buzz offers a first-hand account of last week’s Foyles meetings to imagine the “bookshop of the future,” looks at O’Reilly’s Author (R)Evoution Day and more.
A presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair explored how publishers can take a lesson on metadata and discoverability from online academic journals.
Ruckus Media Group has introduced the Ruckus Reader a reading platform developed with educational experts and geared toward children aged 3 to 8.