Big Publishing’s latest author discovery wheeze: YouTube celebrity deals

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Next Big Thing in author discovery, according to a Wall Street Journal article anyway, is YouTube. Book promo videos have been a coming thing for a while now, as any fule kno. But now Big [...]

Simon & Schuster launches social media initiative with Milq … who?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

In a news item that made it all the way to the top slot on Publishing Talk Daily, Simon & Schuster has just demonstrated how totally well it gets this social media stuff by announcing an [...]

No Names, No Jackets: E-Book Discovery Site I Really Like

By libertyc
June 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now this is a good idea! No Names, No Jackets is a news(ish) e-book discovery site I saw referenced in several places today (including in a comment to my post from yesterday). I had to check it out, [...]

The Book Elf: Another Attempt to Share E-Books

By libertyc
June 25, 2013 // 5 Comments

Ah, will it never cease? Darn you readers for wanting to treat e-books like paper books, and wanting to actually share them! So, yet another e-book sharing method is coming. It’s called The [...]

Are e-book discovery studies missing important avenues?

By libertyc
June 24, 2013 // 8 Comments

I was drafting an article in response to one of our Morning Roundup articles (the one on the exaggerated death of the paperback), and I was looking for studies on e-book discovery to disprove one of [...]

Why the Failure of Books on Board Should Worry Authors

By libertyc
April 8, 2013 // 2 Comments

In today’s Morning Links was a great essay from Michael Kozlowski on the ‘death’ of the indie e-bookstore. Books on Board was killed by the agency pricing model, and a failure to [...]

Check out Book Bub, a great book recommending service

By libertyc
March 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

On the advice of a TeleRead commenter, I’ve spent the last two weeks trying out a book recommending service called Book Bub. So far, I’m enjoying it. Book Bub’s premise is simple: [...]

Feeling Bookish: CEO Ardy Khazaei on the real aims—and real benefits—of the publisher joint venture

By Brian Howard
March 16, 2013 // 1 Comment

While it’s odd to think of an organization backed by the  Penguin, Hachette and Simon & Schuster as a startup, Bookish, the new book-recommendation and -discovery site is essentially that. [...]

Meet WebBytez, a new method of e-book discovery

By libertyc
March 9, 2013 // 2 Comments

E-book discovery by readers has been much in the news lately, and it’s definitely an issue for authors, especially those who are self-published. While readers continue to find their next great [...]

Weekend Reading Roundup — Is book discovery only a problem for publishers?

By Dan Eldridge
February 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here’s the problem with publishers’ book discovery problem (Paid Content) Why Stephen King was wrong to publish ‘Guns’ as a Kindle Single (NY Daily News) Amazon to Investigate [...]

Bookish Impressions

By libertyc
February 7, 2013 // 4 Comments

Bookish has launched with much fanfare. Some good. Some bad. Nate over at The Digital Reader had an amusing look at their terms of service. DBW has three reasons they will succeed and three reasons [...]

Barnes & Noble's two new tablets want to help you find your next book

By libertyc
September 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble’s new Nook HD tablets, priced starting at $199, aim to stand out from the pack with reader-centric features and enhanced reading experiences for magazines and catalogs. The [...]

Are you drowning in e-books? Here's a solution.

By libertyc
September 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

Those of you who work professionally in the publishing biz have probably been reading, hearing and talking about the art and science of ‘e-book discovery’ for years now; it’s been [...]

Small Demons builds concordance to aid book discovery

By libertyc
November 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

I ran across another one of those guest posts on Publishing Perspectives where the founder of a publishing-related business is invited to talk about the idea behind that business. This one seems to [...]

Amazon settles Discovery patent lawsuit

By libertyc
November 16, 2011 // 3 Comments

Amazon has settled a 2009 patent lawsuit from Discovery, the company behind the Discovery Channel, the Military Channel, and others, PaidContent reports. (We mentioned the lawsuit here and here.) The [...]

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