There is plenty of data showing that readers still discover books in the real world, even if they buy them online. What is it that book browsers find so compelling about the bookstore experience, and what can it teach us about the online bookstore of the future? Check out Book Riot's cool series, The Bookstore […]
We have some very big news to share with authors and readers. Pappus is evolving, restyling, transforming! Everything you love about Pappus, and much more, will soon become a revolutionary new book discovery platform called Bublish! We can’t wait to show it to you because there is nothing like it! Bublish will offer free and […]
Founder Kathy Meis accepts the People's Choice Award at O'Reilly Media's Tools of Change publishing conference in New York City on February 15, 2012. She's the last presenter, but don't miss the other startups that made the top three. They're really cool too! Here's the You Tube video.
Gatekeepers. In the world of books, this word evokes strong emotions from both self and traditionally published authors. In the past, there were many gatekeepers — publishers, agents, editors, critics and bookstore owners. All still exist, but can be bypassed now that self-publishing is mainstream and online retailers, unconstrained by limited shelf space, can and […]
We hope you’ll visit our guest post over at Indies Unlimited (www.indiesunlimited.com), a great new site for writers. Our post went live there yesterday and led to a great conversation about book promotion versus book discovery. It’s called “Forget Promotion! Think like a Reader” and was written by our founder Kathy Meis. We hope you […]
If you’re like me, wandering around a bookstore is pure delight (no matter how inefficient Farhad Manjoo over at Slate thinks they are). But if I asked you to describe the elements that make this experience so pleasurable, could you? For centuries, bookstore ambience has led us to buy a lot of books. As we […]