Thursday 27th October

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About

Next Big Book To Crunch Data, Produce Depressing Graphs

Posted at 8:31AM Monday 21 Jul 2014

It came for baseball, elections, and now it's coming for us. Data-crunching, the darling of the past couple of years (along with its strange, slightly patronizing nephew, "explanatory journalism"), has got its eye on the publishing industry, and a start-up, Next Big Book, is testing the waters, in partnership with Macmillan.


Search the news archive:

More Feature Items

Book Marketing Through Youtube

Why YouTube is a powerful, untapped resource for book marketing

Crime Fiction Is Finally Getting The Critical Respect It Deserves

Could a crime novel triumph for the second year in a row at the Man Booker Prize?

The Rise Of The Small Press On The Man Booker Shortlist

Could a Two-Person Press from Glasgow Win One of the Biggest Prizes in Literature?

Taking Book Search And Discovery To The Next Level

How are you helping consumers find the perfect book for their needs or interests?

Is Social Media Toxic To Writing?

What happens when a debut author won't join social media?

Book Descriptions That Sell!

Your book description is only as good as its opening line

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Carole Blake Dies
  2. Cappelen Damm To Launch 'Choc Lit Norway'
  3. Waterstone's 'Will Not Stock' Controversial Book On Hillsborough
  4. Vlogger Zoella boosts sales at WH Smith as it launches £50m share buyback
  5. JK Rowling plans five Fantastic Beasts films
  6. David Cameron Cashes In With £800,000 Deal For His Memoirs
  7. Author Earnings: Sharp Downturn in US Indie Ebook Share
  8. Pearson Shares Tumble 10% As Sales Slide
  9. Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Win Shows That Literature Can Burst Beyond The Boundaries Of Books
  10. The Power And Limits Of Curation