Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest digital publishing news for early April 2016.
At Publishers Weekly, a survey of independent digital-first publishers reveals a wide array of growth strategies.
Interviews with these five independent publishers show a range of publishing practices with the e-books they publish and highlight the ways in which they promote and market their lists.
The digital predictions report is out and The Bookseller has an interesting article about it. “Deloitte expects companies to adopt a number of cognitive technologies this year, including machine learning, natural language processing and speech recognition, all of which could have a place in publishing, particularly in the educational sector.”
On the subject of virtual reality, they had this to say, “(It has) much potential when it comes to giving a remote consumer a detailed idea of what a physical space or product looks like… So what if you could give readers a virtual reality tour of Narnia, or bring intricate book covers to life?”
Read more on how emerging digital technology may impact publishing.
In an article at The Independent Publishing Magazine, Antonio Tooley explains the ways a social media publishing calendar can make the promotion of your book much more successful. He also provides you with practical tips that will help you build such a calendar.