Publishing

#FutureChat recap: Publishing innovation

Pushback and pull forward...If there had been any doubt about the scepticism encountered around digital cookbooks, you could find some verification in The FutureBook.net community's #FutureChat on publishing innovation.

Alta Editions' Chris McBride, in our walkup to the #FutureChat, had spoken of how the cookbook sector has seemed to lag some other parts of the books industry in digital development. Read more »

Night of the Social Media: #PorterMeets Jonathan Maberry

"Your ignorance is stunning!"...That line got one of my Twitter followers muted recently. And she has stayed muted. And she will stay muted. I only regret that I have but one chance to mute her. Despite this follower's flattery -- I'd never speak of my own ignorance in such vaunted terms -- she is one author I will not deal with again.

She's a type of Twitter personality you may know, too. Read more »

#FutureChat recap: Torchin' for books data

Nobody came forward to say we have too much books data. The fact that we cannot see the size and shape of the publishing industry today, however, strikes some as more problematic than others.

And shortly after The FutureBook.net community's #FutureChat on the problem of missing data, I was reminded once more of how many folks don't even realize that we're in the dark. Read more »

Part 2: KU or KO? On streaming, subscription and big data

Editor's note: The FutureBook community’s Eric Briys, co-founder of France’s Cyberlibris, has provided us with this extensive discussion of ebook subscription services. We have it for you in two parts, of which this is the second. Read more »

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