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The Future of Publishing 2020: Translation and Publishing in the 21st Century

The Future of Publishing 2020: Translation and Publishing in the 21st Century

In my last article on TIPM, I talked about how digitalization and The Self-Publishing Honeypot has helped transform publishers from the role of curator and educator to one of facilitator and provider. The transformation is far from complete, and many within the industry—in spite of digitalization heralding the age of disintermediation and the rise of

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The Future of Publishing 2020: John Reed | Publishing Perspectives

Publishing Perspectives takes a reflective look over the past ten years of publishing through the eyes of John Reed, a books editor at Brooklyn Rail and also an esoterical US author of a number of novels during this period. His current novel, Snowball’s Chance, was published by a little-know literary press in 2002 and this year was republished

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Radio Litopia with Morrison and Eisler: Slipping into The Sea or Sailing Out On A New Ocean?

Philip Jones lit the match again in the latest episode of Radio Litopia’s The Naked Book, featuring a discussion entitled, In The Land Of The E, The Glassy-Eyed Are King. In this episode, Jones is joined by Barry Eisler, a successful US author who has combined both legacy and self-publishing; literary agent Piers Blofeld; author,

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The Future of Publishing 2020: Control, Coker and ASI

This is a pretty thought-provoking post by Smashwords‘ Mark Coker. There are a number of strong arguments he makes for the control and advantage indie authors may hold over traditionally published authors in regards to ebook pricing. “One surprise, however, was that we found $2.99 books, on average, netted the authors more earnings (profit per

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Publishers Lunch | ASI-Pearson Deal – Related Links

Publishers Lunch » Penguin Acquires Self-Publishing Service Author Solutions For $116 Million One significant area this Publishers Lunch coverage does raise is the argument that the POD bubble may be on the wane. ASI has put a great deal into the launch of Booktango, as an ebook self-publishing platform, and the sale of ASI may

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Opinion: Pearson Acquisition of Author Solutions – Change, What Change?

There is certainly nothing out of place with today’s acquisition by Pearson – Penguin’s parent company – of the largest self-publishing service provider, Author Solutions (ASI). While the purchase of ASI might raise a few furrowed brows in the established publishing industry, the sale by ASI’s parent compant, Bertram Capital, has been on the back burner for

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The Future of Publishing 2020: Disruption

I’ve been preparing these articles for a while on The Future of Publishing 2020. One thing I have learned is that predicting the future based on current practices and trends is a precarious business. The publishing industry–as a community and business–is undergoing an utter sea change in methodology and ideology not seen since Gutenberg’s first

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The Future of Publishing 2020: Control or (Jeff Bezos stole all my books and ate all the hamsters!)

I’ve been preparing this article for a while on the future of self-publishing 2020. One thing I have learned is that predicting the future based on current practices and trends is a precarious business. The publishing industry – as a community and business – is undergoing an utter sea change in methodology and ideology not

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The Future of Publishing 2020: The Push And The Pull

This is the first of a series of articles on The Future of Publishing 2020. I’ve been preparing this article for a while on the future of self-publishing 2020. One thing I have learned is that predicting the future based on current practices and trends is a precarious business. The publishing industry – as a community

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