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Enhancements To Publisher Metadata That Improve Profitability
publishingperspectives.com

How process improvement, the use of keywords, and crowdsourcing metadata can improve publisher profitability and sales of books

How Do I Become ... A Literary Agent
www.theguardian.com

A keen business mind and real commitment to the publishing industry are vital for a job that is all about selling – shy and retiring types need not apply

There Are Over 900,000 Distinct Royalty Payments For Artists And Songwriters
www.digitalmusicnews.com

The music industry has not embraced technology to improve royalty tracking, collections and payment to the songwriters creating the music itself

Desperate Literature, Madrid's New Bolthole For Book Lovers
www.theguardian.com

The homely bookshop sells used English language books, plus works in Spanish and French, but it's also a place to hang out with a cup of tea or glass of wine

The Establishment Seems Very Unworried About Being Toppled By Indies
www.idealog.com

If self-publishing is constituting some mortal threat to everybody's existence, that appears less evident today than it did a few years ago

Can Barnes & Noble Turn The Page With Revamped Ecommerce?
diginomica.com

Barnes & Noble will this week launch a redesigned ecommerce web site. But will that be enough to get the firm back on the right page?

What The Hell Happens At A Publishing Hackathon?
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More than 20 publishing and reading-related technology demos . . . that's what

Why Are So Many Female Writers Turning Their Novels Into Diaries?
www.newrepublic.com

The current spate of women's diaries overthrows any snootiness about the form

New Books, Dead Authors
www.wsj.com

If Tom Clancy can keep publishing books posthumously, why not Dostoevsky?

Could Pop-ups Aid The Survival Of Independent Bookshops?
bdaily.co.uk

While the term 'pop-up' is fairly new, the concept is not

Gay Vampires And Bisexual Cowboys: Why Erotica Has E-readers To Thank
www.theguardian.com

Few benefits of the e-reader are as attractive as the privacy it affords, and so after the launch of the Kindle, that's when erotic romance really took off

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2015: Why An Author's Background Makes No Difference To Talent
www.independent.co.uk

Louise Doughty celebrates the imagination and flair of the debut novelists who are on the shortlist for this year's Desmond Elliott Prize

Adult Colouring-in Books: The Latest Weapon Against Stress And Anxiety
www.theguardian.com

Are we really a nation vibrating with anxiety?

Rentrée Littéraire Preview
www.complete-review.com

The 'rentrée littéraire' is the annual French flooding of the book market that starts at the end of August, and they've now released the first numbers

Facebook As A Marketing Platform
tfmainsights.com

If You Don't Pay, You Can't Play

What Programmers Can Teach Publishers
www.digitalbookworld.com

If publishers had zero tolerance for repetition and boring administrative tasks - what would the industry look like?

Life In Berlin: Shakespeare And Sons
www.nprberlin.de

Walls lined with books and the smell of fresh bagels and coffee set the atmosphere at Shakespeare and Sons, an English-language bookstore on Warschauerstrasse

The Crisis In Non-fiction Publishing
www.theguardian.com

Risk-averse trade publishing houses are producing too many copycat 'smart thinking' books that promise more than they deliver

Why Are There So Many Duels In Literature?
www.newstatesman.com

Modern readers sometimes miss it, but there is even a duel in Jane Austen

World's Favourite Bookstores Ranking Shows Enduring Market
theconversation.com

If anything, the total global market for books is growing

6 Ideas For Generating Revenue With Repurposed Content
www.bookbusinessmag.com

Technology might actually facilitate increased revenue

Infographic - Publishing Subscriptions Explained
completelynovel.com

Why subscribe to self-publishing, you ask? This self-publishing infographic explains all.

How Penguin Random House is Moving Beyond 'Ebooks That Mirror Print'
www.bookbusinessmag.com

ebook technology continues to make significant strides

University Presses Prioritizing Social Media Engagement
publishingperspectives.com

American university presses are harnessing social media for scholarly engagement

Advanced Advance Reading Copies
www.mhpbooks.com

This summer, ARCs seem more advanced than ever


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Amazon Set To Pay Self-Published Authors As Little As $0.006 Per Page Read
www.theguardian.com

Writers of shorter works could lose out on revenue as company's Kindle Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited no longer pay per copy downloaded

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2015 - the finalists
www.alpsp.org

Awards focus on new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication

Novelist warns UK publishers that their 'short-termism' could see the next Hilary Mantel 'slip through our fingers'
www.independent.co.uk

Desmond Elliott Prize judge called on publishers to support writers 'not only with their sparkling debuts but with their fourth, fifth, sixth novels'

Amazon Mexico Now Sells Print Books Online
publishingperspectives.com

Amazon has finally launched its full retail operations and a print bookstore in Mexico

Claire Fuller Wins £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize
www.telegraph.co.uk

Announcing the winner of this prize for debut novels, Louise Doughty urges publishers to support writers across their whole careers

Has George RR Martin Finished The Winds Of Winter?
www.independent.co.uk

Game of Thrones director Jack Bender seems to think so

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