Digitization, translation, and copyright issues are the focus of a new circuit of publishing conferences in India — further proof India’s publishers intend to stay ahead of the curve.
Crowd-sourced publishing? Super cheap e-books? Book discovery, social reading retail sites? Which has the most long-term viability?
The Three Percent Problem: Rants and Responses on Publishing, Translation, and the Future of Reading is now available as a $2.99 e-book.
Some agents are now offering to publish their client’s work themselves. Will there be repercussions from publishers?
Still using typewriters and faxes? Is it all in the cloud? Or somewhere in-between?
So, do alternative or off-brand e-readers have a chance to win market share in light of Amazon and B&N’s dominance?
Literary agent Jason Allen Ashlock asks, if agents act in an author’s best interests when they are also acting as their publisher. He says no.
With disintermediation looming, agents may find themselves advocating traditional publishing if only to maintain a role in the publishing paradigm?
UK crowdsourced book funding project Unbound has a strong publishing pedigree and has already put several A-list books under contract. Unbound LIve, a pitch slam with Kate Mosse and Tibor Fischer is being held on Sept. 12.
Maybe, in the future, what publishing may come down to essentially this: one book, one reader.