The Hot Sheet Reviewed – first December 2017 edition

The Hot Sheet is a publishing industry news-sheet for authors, produced every two weeks by Porter Anderson and Jane Friedman, and reviewed here every other Sunday as one of the best bi-weekly industry overviews available to authors. We’re not interested in delivering breaking news, but perspective on stories that are likely to retain meaning for your long-term decision Read More …

Singapore’s biggest bookstore chain diversifies as book market stagnates. Or does it?

  Stagnating book markets are a troublesome feature of the modern world, where so many different forms of infotainment vie for our limited cash and attention. In Singapore Cheng Ngok Chou, the eighty year old CEO of Popular, the biggest bookstore chain in the country, believes the book market is stagnating, and he’s experimenting with Read More …

The Hot Sheet Reviewed – third November 2017 edition

The Hot Sheet is a publishing industry news-sheet for authors, produced every two weeks by Porter Anderson and Jane Friedman, and reviewed here every other Sunday as one of the best twice-monthly industry overviews available to authors. We’re not interested in delivering breaking news, but perspective on stories that are likely to retain meaning for your long-term decision Read More …

The Hot Sheet Reviewed – second November 2017 edition

The Hot Sheet is a publishing industry news-sheet for authors, produced every two weeks by Porter Anderson and Jane Friedman, and reviewed here every other Sunday as one of the best twice-monthly industry overviews available to authors. We’re not interested in delivering breaking news, but perspective on stories that are likely to retain meaning for your long-term decision Read More …

The Hot Sheet Reviewed (first November 2017 edition)

The Hot Sheet is a publishing industry news-sheet for authors, produced every two weeks by Porter Anderson and Jane Friedman, and reviewed here every other Sunday as one of the best twice-monthly industry overviews available to authors. We’re not interested in delivering breaking news, but perspective on stories that are likely to retain meaning for your long-term decision Read More …

Pay with bitcoin at Amazon?

Bitcoin is often the topic of discussion in publishing circles, but at the moment it’s just speculative debate, even though Amazon has owned the domain name amazonbitcoin.com since 2013. But this week CoinDesk is reporting Amazon has snapped up three more cryptocurrency domain names – amazonetherium.com, amazoncryptcurrency.com and amazoncryptocurrencies.com. No suggestion yet that this is Read More …

The Hot Sheet reviewed (first October 2017 edition)

Prior to the launch of The New Publishing Standard one of my plans was to have a regular Sunday feature summarising the latest Hot Sheet (the industry news-sheet for authors, produced every two weeks by Porter Anderson and Jane Friedman) as it rolled off the cyber-presses. As Friedman and Anderson say, “we’re not interested in Read More …

Bookwire acquires DLD as the Brazil ebook market heats up

Porter Anderson at Publishing Perspectives today breaks the news that the Germany-based digital distributor Bookwire has acquired Brazil’s Distribuidora de Livros Digitals (DLD). Anderson quotes Bookwire GmbH CEO Jens Klingelhöfer as saying, “In the ebook segment, Brazil is an immensely important market with very high digital growth rates.” Bookwire has been active in the Ibero-American ebook markets since 2013. The Read More …

Publishing Brief 27 September 2017

There’s so much happening in publishing right now it’s impossible to keep on top of it all, but some stories are too good to pass by without at least a quick mention here at The New Publishing Standard. Here’s three of the best from my last browsing session.   1. Why didn’t B&N do KU? Read More …

Digital Change – Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

“Digitalization will fundamentally change society and economy as we know it,” says Alexander Markowetz in a post on Buch.de titled Digital Change. “In order to survive this change and to thrive in a fair and competitive market without depending on single big companies, retailers and publishers as well as other companies not only have to Read More …