June 24th, 2012
NOTE: The white paper mentioned here was updated in 2016. Download the new version here (PDF). The thrust of the report is the same, with updated data and analysis. In my last post I introduced the recent (January 2012) book industry white paper called The Link Between Metadata and Sales (first version no longer available).
June 24th, 2012
NOTE: The white paper discussed below was updated in 2016. Download the new version here (PDF). The thrust of the report is the same, with updated data and analysis. You can find part 2 of this blog here. Most people know The Nielsen Company from its very famous TV ratings service. But the company is much more than…
June 18th, 2012
I watched the Microsoft Surface tablet announcement this evening and I knew pretty quickly that I was looking at a winner (see mea culpa below).
June 15th, 2012
I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried:
June 13th, 2012
Trying to make a book truly discoverable can lead authors and publishers toward a world of pain. It’s not so much how do you find a needle in a haystack. It’s why would you even bother. “Findability” is the kinder, gentler problem. How do you find a needle in a haystack? As it happens, the haystack has…
June 8th, 2012
The early June weather in New York has been uncharacteristically temperate, setting the tone for an uneventful annual BEA Book Week, concluding this evening with a reading at the Barnes & Noble on East 86th Street.
June 2nd, 2012
In my first two posts in this series I looked at definitions for metadata and then at the differences between findability, discoverability and marketing. I’m going to focus here just on findability, the easy part of metadata.