FEP Editor David Crumm explains why our publishing house has signed the Independent Book Publishers Association’s commitment to following the new IBPA Hybrid Publishing Criteria. We believe such national standards are a crucial step in our rapidly evolving media industry.
In recent columns, Susan Stitt and I have been pushing social media strategies, because that community-building effort is absolutely essential in publishing, these days. Now, a brand new 2018 Pew Research report on social media trends underlines a few assumptions we’ve been making over the past year.
Through the turbulent changes in the publishing industry over the past decade, promising new models are emerging including one that we embrace here at Front Edge: hybrid publishing. The hybrid publishing model combines the best of both traditional publishing and self-publishing.
“Books are dead, aren’t they?” A woman asked me that as she held up her smartphone in the middle of a workshop I was leading. “I’ll bet kids today have given up on books entirely!” Many people assume print books are dead and that young people are leading the charge toward digital reading. But, is it true?
Welcome to our new website! From our origins in 2007, we have redesigned the traditional approach to preparing and publishing books. Read about the 10 principles that guide our company in that mission.