Literary Life on the Internet: Germany’s Best Book Sites

In German Buch News by Guest Contributor

This article originally appeared in Über:blick — German Book Industry Insight, a publication produced by the Frankfurt Book Fair. DOWNLOAD: the complete Über:blick issue (PDF). By Thomas Palzer The success and acceptance of social websites, platforms and online forums is not determined solely by the financial power of the people who run them. What counts are innovative concepts that manage …

My “Irish Story”: On Launching an Online Community and Micropublisher from Scratch

In Europe by Guest Contributor

• A lot of people talk about taking the power of “community” and leveraging that into a publishing brand, but few do it. • Eoin Purcell of Dublin, Ireland discusses his achievements in launching “The Irish Story,” a community web site about Irish History and publishing John Dorney’s The Story of the Easter Rising 1916. Editorial by Eoin Purcell DUBLIN: …