Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Book solutions here, there, and everywhere

It seems like new book-related sites are popping up all over the place on practically a daily basis. Whether discoverability-focused, sales-driven, or community-based, book-related sites and discoverability tools are emerging … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Riffle offers a fresh approach to book sharing and recommendations

The dictionary says that riffle means to flip hastily through pages or to take a cursory look at a book. The new book discovery website, Riffle, does offer users a quick look … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

Finding readers is complicated–but not as complicated as making them buyers

Last week, Kelly Gallagher, Bowker‘s VP of Publishing Services, took the stage at the Digital Book World Discoverability and Marketing Conference to present the research company’s findings on how readers … Continue reading

September 25, 2012

Discoverability alone does not a bestseller make

Using the term discoverability is all the rage among publishing aficionados. A lack of it is commonly cited as the cause of the industry’s various woes and ailments in the … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Are ebook apps dead? Far from it.

A little while ago, I came across this Salon article about enhanced ebooks, and how they’re all jazz hands and glitter without any useful enhancement. I don’t know about you, but … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Could Jellybooks be the answer to discoverability woes?

A hot word in the publishing industry these days is discoverability. With the increasing amounts of content (or in this particular discussion, tons and tons of books) on the web, … Continue reading

January 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

The social reading experience: Part four

By JEN BRAY So it seems that the future of ebooks is social reading, but how will this affect the solitary act of reading itself? Will educators, publishers, and readers … Continue reading

December 10, 2011

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