I lost my faith in Airbnb after I stayed in an apartment with misleading description and questionable reviews. After reporting the false information, Airbnb didn’t lift a finger to correct anything. In the future, Airbnb and other online services like Booking.com … Read the Story
Key trend: publishers are making readers pay for news in 2020s
Reuters Institute has published a survey on news business that highlights the key trends for 2020. Overall, the results don’t feature any dramatic surprises, but rather reinforce the trends already … Read the Story
Top 10 most read articles published in 2019
Just like newspaper and magazine editors who don’t understand how they coped without statistics of articles published in their print products, I don’t understand how I survived without apps introduced in one of our 2019 articles. No wonder the post about … Read the Story
The shock effect of artificial intelligence technology on publishing industry
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a software technology that usually relies on large amounts of data that is fed to smart algorithms for making informed choices. It is not black magic that solves all the problems of the world, but AI has … Read the Story
Audible created subtitles for audiobooks, but not everyone is happy
Audible, an audiobook publisher owned by Amazon, has developed a new feature to the application that lets customers listen to audiobooks. It is possible to read a book in the app at the same time as an audiobook is playing. When … Read the Story
The biggest publisher in the world changes its strategy to focus on digital products
The biggest book publisher in the world (also the biggest textbook publisher), Pearson Plc, has confirmed that the future of textbooks is digital.
In July 2019, Pearson announced that all the published textbooks will be digital first in the US market. The … Read the Story
This translation tool not only produces the best results, but also protects privacy
Writers, readers, travelers, and anyone who wants to understand a document or a piece of text written in foreign language can access an online tool that produces a rough translation for tens of languages. The go-to tool for many people is … Read the Story
What is all this noise about WordPress 5 and Gutenberg?
There is a moment in every author’s life when the question of having a web site becomes a hot topic. Most book publishing marketers recommend authors to have a dedicated personal or book related web site.
When it comes to online … Read the Story
The curious case of Magik Book, an innovation seeking rationale
Product catalogs are bestsellers among certain types of readers. Catalogs are made for browsing, viewing beautiful photographs and for dreaming of owning products listed on a glossy paper. Of course, catalogs were one of the first print products to move to … Read the Story
Trends in book business: small publishers win big traditional publishers in specific ebook genres
A new report on the state of the ebook, audiobook and print book markets in the US was recently delivered by the number-crunching wizard Data Guy at Digital Book World Conference 2018. The statistics – that cover almost the entire online … Read the Story
The new EU copyright law takes a stance for rights owners like authors and publishers
The Parliament of European Union has accepted the new Copyright Directive proposed by the Commission. The EU Parliament, Commission and Council will negotiate the details, aiming at having the law proposal ready for EU member states by the end of 2018. … Read the Story
Who creates the titles for books and how?
A good book title triggers so much curiosity that a reader wants to grab the book right away and read what it is all about. Of course, a book with a boring title (for instance, Gone with the Wind, or Brideshead … Read the Story