As an indie authorpreneur, it's important to stay on top of the latest trends, not only in self-publishing, but in the publishing industry as a whole. Here are some sites and blogs that I read regularly. Some of them cover the publishing industry, including news, book deals, and job moves. Others give updates on the indie world, such as Amazon algorithm changes or hot book … [Read more...] about Indie Authors: Where Do You Get Your Industry News?
A lot has been happening in the publishing and writing world. Here is a quick roundup. Publishers and Companies "Microsoft has closed its e-bookstore, and everything you purchased will vanish in July" on PC World: "Microsoft will offer refunds, plus a bonus if you've marked up an ebook." "Epic Launches Original Content Program" on Publisher's Weekly: "Redwood, Calif.-based … [Read more...] about A Roundup of Publishing News
Book publishers can learn a lot from their media counterparts. As the world becomes more connected, the lines between these industries is getting blurred. Keeping on top of trends then can be really helpful, in terms of getting ideas of what can be done and what to expect in the future. Here are a few headlines from other forms of media that can help inform people in book … [Read more...] about Taking Stock of Industries Related to Book Publishing and How That Relates to the Future
My recent post about PressReader got me thinking about how news is created and shared nowadays with online tools. Online portfolios, crowdsourcing, social media, and livestreaming are all new developments in how journalism is being presented. CNN iReport Through iReport, CNN allows anyone to upload news stories. Not all articles are fact-checked, but some are vetted by CNN … [Read more...] about 4 Sites That Make News Social
Last night's NYU Media Talk was informative, and one of the most entertaining talks I've attended. The topic was on social content, and how social media affects publishing. It was moderated by New York Times Media Equation columnist David Carr, chief strategist and editor-at-large for WaPoLabs Rob Malda, editorial director for Flipboard Josh Quittner, and editor-in-chief of … [Read more...] about NYU Media Talk: Social Content, What’s Working? What’s Not? What’s Next?