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January 18th, 2016

The Manifest Future of Publishing

It’s a great and timely idea: “Five-Minute Manifestos” for the future of the book business. Philip Jones, editor of the UK’s The Bookseller started the project as a lead-up to last December’s FutureBook Conference in London. But publication has continued since the conference. Jones first outlined the goals of the series in Those Magnificent Manifestos. Porter Anderson is serving as the…

May 6th, 2013

Music Industry Metadata & Information Summit

The conference brochure copy captured the event very well: A never-before seen collection of high-level working sessions and talks about very practical issues, this 
two-day summit is designed to both inform newcomers about the importance of managing information 
through metadata — the “plumbing” that ensures digital tracks are labeled correctly in online music 
stores —…

February 28th, 2013

Metadata for Authors and Small Publishers – My Interview with Anne Hill

I met Anne Hill earlier this month when I made a last-minute “guest appearance” at one of her author workshops in San Francisco. A self-described “storyteller with an ear for what makes a message worth paying attention to,” Anne runs a very good site called Creative Content Coaching: Messaging and Content Strategies for People with Wisdom to…