YouTube’s newly announced partnership with the ISNI can greatly strengthen the identifier’s role in metadata, naming intellectual property’s creators.
At India’s Scroll.in, a report from Mridula Chari indicates that publishers are having to issue titles without ISBNs, as an inadequate system bogs down.
How many self-published books were released in the USA in 2015? Bowker provides what is likely the most authoritative count of indie titles yet.
The US ISBN agency, Bowker, reports a 21-percent jump in self-published ISBNs—not titles—from 2014 to 2015, another indication of quickly rising interest in indie publishing.
In the UK, Nielsen’s ISBN program has stepped into the digital age with what it describes as sure-footed grace. In the US, an internationally placed STM content platform is bought by a customer.
No disambiguation needed, Laura Dawson is one of the best-known identifier and metadata specialists in US publishing. And she has opened a new international ISNI agency.
Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue debate on the allegedly slowing ebook market reveals apparent contradictions in self-publishing interests.
Our weekly round-up of web buzz from Porter Anderson looks at how easily exaggerated interpretations of publishing industry commentary can skew the debate.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of Web buzz for authors takes on the fate of the ISBN, the idea of the author platform, the prospects for used ebooks, and more.
ISBNs date back to the 1960s, but many think the system no longer reflects the realities of the digital age. Should the ISBN system be abolished, updated, or left alone?
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