Erotica publisher, author charged after manipulating book s…

Jana Koretko

An independent, small publisher and author has been charged with manipulating ebook sales data to defraud other authors.

It’s difficult enough for writers and authors to eek out an income from their hard work without this breach of trust taking place.

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Who Has the Balance of Power over Data? | Digital Book World

DBW Spotlight

In a blog post for Digital Book World, Emma Barnes discusses how publishers must reassess their own data management.

“Who has access to the data that can best predict how readers will spend their money? Who has data on how people read books—how far they get, how many they buy, how often they buy, whether their purchases cluster around certain dates? Who has the permission to contact readers by post, email or text—to shape their opinions and buying patterns?

Who, in other words, owns the data that holds the key to publishing’s future performance?”

Source: Who Has the Balance of Power over Data? | Digital Book World

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