Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. As we near the end of the year, we thought we would change things up and instead post 5 links to articles with predictions for the publishing industry in 2014.
DBW’s list of Ten Bold Predictions says Barnes & Noble will sell off the Nook and go private, Amazon will open a physical store, publishers will work to “verticalize” their assets, libraries will be able to buy the Big Five‘s full catalog, and more.
Penny C. Sansevieri shares some book marketing predictions, including shorter copy, micro-topics, and emphasis on keywords.
Good Ereader predicts that ebook sales and tablet reading will be on the decline, in addition to the suspension of Sony of Barnes & Noble’s consumer ereading device efforts.
Publishing Technology declares 2014 the year of ebook subscription services.
Execs from the industry weigh in with their thoughts for 2014 in a survey from Book Business Magazine.