Publishing's whirli-dig

In 2013 responding to what was then the unexpected slowdown in the growth of e-book sales, Faber chief executive Stephen Page wrote an op-ed in The Bookseller about ‘publishing fairytales’. Read more »

Measure for measure: the Digital Census since 2009

Last week we launched the latest Digital Census, The Bookseller’s once a year opportunity to take a measure of what the book and digital communities think about this developing landscape. Read more »

Night of the Social Media: #PorterMeets Jonathan Maberry

"Your ignorance is stunning!"...That line got one of my Twitter followers muted recently. And she has stayed muted. And she will stay muted. I only regret that I have but one chance to mute her. Despite this follower's flattery -- I'd never speak of my own ignorance in such vaunted terms -- she is one author I will not deal with again.

She's a type of Twitter personality you may know, too. Read more »

The FutureBook Innovation Awards are open for business

Join us Friday, 12th September, when the deadline for the 2014 FutureBook Innovation Awards prompts our #FutureChat topic of the week. Live on Twitter, at 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p.m. GMT.  Read more »

#FutureChat recap: Torchin' for books data

Nobody came forward to say we have too much books data. The fact that we cannot see the size and shape of the publishing industry today, however, strikes some as more problematic than others.

And shortly after The FutureBook.net community's #FutureChat on the problem of missing data, I was reminded once more of how many folks don't even realize that we're in the dark. Read more »

Pulp fiction

Is the paperback format pulped? Last year, the value of sales in the format dipped below £1 billion for the first time in a decade and Adult Fiction’s £263.7m paperback sales represented the lowest ever recorded by BookScan. Read more »

Part 2: KU or KO? On streaming, subscription and big data

Editor's note: The FutureBook community’s Eric Briys, co-founder of France’s Cyberlibris, has provided us with this extensive discussion of ebook subscription services. We have it for you in two parts, of which this is the second. Read more »

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