There are many ways to keep abreast all the exciting news of what is happening on the digital and self-publishing front. I mostly use Twitter and Groups on LinkedIn and these are some of my favourites – in alphabetical order
BiblioCrunch is a Book Marketplace for authors were you can post jobs to find the professionals you need for all your book publishing needs. Professionals can also join up to receive notification about matching jobs. Their self-publishing job is creating some great content relevant to indie authors (US based)
Booktrade Info. UK and International Booktrade headlines and breaking publishing news (London based)
Bookseller & Publisher: (Melbourne based).
Bookseller+Publisher publishes a magazine and a weekly newsletter on all things Australian book industry-related. Paid subscriptions, but you can register for a one month trial subscription to the Weekly Book Newsletter.
Blog: Fancy Goods is the blog of team Bookseller+Publisher Online. Fancy Goods is about all things book-related. You’ll find book reviews, information about what titles are selling or being mentioned in the press, news from the world of books, and our thoughts on books, bookselling, publishing, reading, writing … and anything else that takes our fancy.
Digital Book World: The Publishing Community for the 21st Century
Electric Alphabet, Writing and Publishing in the digital near-future:
Electric Alphabet is the blog of Kate Eltham, CEO of Qld Writers Centre. Kate is also a writer,founder of if:book Australia and frequently appears as moderator or panelist when discussing the current state and future of the book industry.
FutureBook. A digital blog in Europe in association with the Bookseller:
FutureBook describe themselves as “website dedicated to discussing how the digital revolution will re-shape publishing in the 21st Century.” With a keen eye on worldwide developments and large list of bloggers, their Conference and Innovation Awards in December showcase and discuss ‘best-of’ digital products.
The Idea Logical Co: The Idea Logical Company provides strategic thought leadership to book and journal publishers and to their trading partners. As digital book publishing futurists, we have a special interest in the challenges and opportunities presented by digital change.
Publishing Perspectives: A project of the German Book Office, a subsidiary of the Frankfurt Book Fair. An international online publishing newsletter, Publishing delivers daily opinion about the industry from top members of the global publishing community, a look at the innovators and issues who are shaping the future of the business, as well as news and links from around the Web and the world.
Last updated: December 2012