The conflict between artist and commerce, writes Richard Russo, ‘today is playing out algorithmically and those algorithms have not been designed for authors’ benefit.’
While hardly a shock that Google Play has started selling audiobooks, it’s a moment to look at aspects of the format’s sales-building prominence: the other way of ‘reading.’
‘Not to distract from Bulgakov’s text,’ writes Alexandra Guzeva, is producers’ challenge in creating a complex online reading of ‘The Master and Margarita.’
‘This is the edge of the future of publishing.’ Peter Brantley on the future of the industry and of Books in Browsers, with BiB VII scheduled for November 3 and 4 in San Francisco.
The goal of Editions At Play is to allow writers to create books which change dynamically on a reader’s phone or tablet using the Internet.
In a three-hour program at Washington’s New America Foundation, Authors United points up both its criticisms of Amazon and the challenges of objecting to its position in the publishing marketplace.
In our edtech gift guide, Publishing Perspectives serves up an enticing selection of educational gifts for children young and old.
Oyster, one of the first and most prominent ebook subscription services, is shutting down, with much of its team moving on to Google Play Books.
The Digital Reader reports that due to concerns over ‘rampant commercial piracy,’ Google has closed the Google Play Books Partner Center to new users.
In the film Out of Print, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and author Scott Turow are often adversaries. But they at least come close to agreement on one point.