Publishers and the Fear of Data

“Change leads to anxiety, and there has been a lot of change in publishing in recent years,” writes Jellybooks Founder Andrew Rhomberg in his latest blog post for DBW. “There is one trend, though, that is striking more fears in publishers’ minds than any other. And that is the fear of data.”

Rhomberg writes that many fear “reading data will influence what gets published” or that “worthy books of high literary quality will be shunned,” or that there will be undue influence on the editorial process.

In Rhomberg’s view, though, these fears are unfounded.

Instead, “data will make it easier to find the audience that appreciates” certain books, and “publishers will also discover the optimal approach to reach that audience.”

Much more.


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