Posts tagged ebook discoverability
Amazon sees case for flood defenses in self-publishing tsunami
April 8, 2014 | 2:00 pm
You can add one more name to the list of all the companies bemused or overwhelmed by the proliferation of self-publishing: Amazon. Apparently the chief exponent and beneficiary of the trend is feeling a little swamped too - at least according to feedback from the Publishing for Digital Minds conference in London, as reported by Digital Book World, and in Twitter streams from attendees at the event, including Porter Anderson. Amazon is starting to query the use of the term "self-publishing," for one thing. The London Book Fair Twitter feed quoted Jon Fine, director of author and publisher relations at Amazon,...
SmallDemons Releases “Collections” Feature for Storyverse
November 19, 2012 | 3:27 pm
By Colleen T. Reese Today, SmallDemons, a book discovery and literary culture app, quietly released what can ultimately only be described as the Pinterest for books. We’ve written about SmallDemons before, but for those of you unfamiliar with the application, SmallDemons aggregates cultural references made in books and uses them to aid in book discovery. Users contribute references, passages and images, as well as rank and create topics in a user-generated, user-controlled, wiki-format. These references make up what is called the "Storyverse," or the universe of books, so to speak. The Storyverse is categorized by Books, People, Places, and Things. So instead of a behaviorist...
The E-Book Renaissance, Part II: An upcoming conference you can attend from home
September 23, 2012 | 1:41 pm
On October 18 and 19 in Boston, a nonprofit group known as the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) will be presenting a forum that will take a close look at the "key issues surrounding e-books from a variety of industry, library, scholarly, and consumer viewpoints," according to the forum's page on the NISO website. The name of the forum: The E-Book Renaissance, Part II: Challenges and Opportunities. If you happen to work in the digital content field yourself—especially if you're an e-book publisher or a librarian who works closely with e-books—this seems like the type of event that could very well be worth the cost...