Shelfari Rolls Out Editable Author Profiles

Shelfari is looking to spur author-reader community through editable author profiles (here's an example). From TechCrunch: Each author's page will feature an open wiki in addition to a message board and a list of written books. Shelfari hopes to set itself apart from other big name wikis (namely Wikipedia) by encouraging authors themselves to join the community and modify…

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New Publishing Models

I spend a fair amount of my evening time searching for and studying new publishing models, most of which are unfortunately not being created by traditional publishers. Bill Burger of the Copyright Clearance Center talked about some excellent sites that we as publishers should be studying. They are: Wikitravel: Though there are a plethora of travel sites available, this one…

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