John Oakes of Or Books on Disintermediation

I’m currently researching a piece at the moment on control, disruption and discoverability in the publishing world, so I was certainly interested to come upon this piece by John Oakes of Or Books on Amazon and disintermediation which appeared late last week on Publishers Weekly. I’m all for large publishers embracing the digital revolution – in-house as […]

Amazon launches CreateSpace in Europe | The Bookseller

Amazon launches CreateSpace in Europe | The Bookseller “Amazon has launched its CreateSpace today (17th May) in Europe, which means that authors who self-publish in the UK can have their books accessed in European countries and the US. Amazon’s CreateSpace platform, which has been running in the US since 2007, will now allow self-published authors […]

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 […]

Google Argues for Dismissal of Authors’ Book-Scan Lawsuit – Bloomberg

Google Argues for Dismissal of Authors’ Book-Scan Lawsuit – Bloomberg: “Google Inc. (GOOG) asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by an organization representing authors over the search- engine company’s digital scanning of millions of books, saying the group can’t represent the owners of the books’ copyrights. U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan heard […]