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Did you know that President Barack Obama's first State of the Union in 2009 had a swing of positive and negative sentiment that was similar to former President John Adams' State of the Union in 1798? Or that the keywords used in Obama's first State of the Union match closest to the 1992 address of former President George H.W. Bush?
The True Message of the State of the Union Is in the Data
January 13, 2016
PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS plenty of policy proposals for the coming year to deal with issues like education, medicine, immigration, gun violence, gender equality, and the minimum wage. But delineating those proposals was not the point of the President's eighth and final State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Turning Trajectory's Book-Analysis Tech Loose On #SOTU
January 7, 2016
We have deconstructed every sentence in every State of the Union Address to analyze and summarize their common and unique themes.
US uni presses partner with Trajectory in digital services
December 21, 2015
Boston-based Trajectory has announced a partnership with the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) to provide metadata translation, distribution channels, and Natural Language Processing analysis to member-publishers' catalogs.
BOSTON and NEW YORK-December 15, 2105—Trajectory and The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) are pleased to announce a partnership to bring Trajectory's innovative book discovery solutions, global distribution network, and metadata translations to AAUP members.
Trajectory and The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) are pleased to announce a partnership to bring Trajectory's innovative book discovery solutions, global distribution network, and metadata translations to AAUP members.
The Numbers Game With Books
December 13, 2015
"Natural language processing," "machine-based metadata" - these aren't phrases that were thrown around in editorial meetings or at publishers' sales conferences until very recently. Behind the IT world jargon, though, is a fairly basic drive to improve "discoverability" in a book world of millions of available titles.
How Trajectory Is Making Books More Discoverable, Everywhere
November 5, 2015
Trajectory's mission is two-fold, says co-founder and chief content officer Scott Beatty. "The Trajectory mantra is 'Be Available — Everywhere. Be Discoverable.'"
Trajectory Introduces German Language Book Discovery Tools
October 13, 2015
Trajectory™ today, in front of The Frankfurt Book Fair, announced that its Book Discovery Tools are now available for German language books. Trajectory’s Book Discovery tools allow authors, publishers, booksellers and readers to find and interact with books in a totally unique way.
Trajectory and The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) are pleased to announce that Trajectory is the winner of BISG's 2015 Industry Innovation Award, presented at the Annual Meeting of Members in New York City. The award recognizes a company or individual who boldly re-imagines what publishing is and can be.
Trajectory introduces German-language NLP
October 13, 2015
On the heels of winning the 2015 Book Industry Study Group's Publishing Industry Innovation Award, Trajectory is announcing German-language "discovery tools" at Frankfurt Book Fair.
Trajectory and The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) are pleased to announce that Trajectory is the winner of BISG’s 2015 Industry Innovation Award, presented at the Annual Meeting of Members in New York City. The award recognizes a company or individual who boldly re-imagines what publishing is and can be.
Publishing's Evolution Means You Need to Be Everywhere, Always
October 2, 2015
If the digital revolution has had one consequence, it means you need to make your books easily available and discoverable everywhere, always…but how?
Scott M. Beatty (Trajectory) über den chinesischen Buchmarkt
September 28, 2015
Die Frankfurter Buchmesse richtet den Fokus in diesem Jahr auf sieben internationale Märkte (mehr Infos am Ende des Artikels). Im Vorfeld präsentiert die Messe in Kooperation mit buchreport eine Serie, in der Experten aus den Ländern ihre Märkte vorstellen.
A Manifesto for a Digital Book Platform
September 22, 2015
The future of the book business is obviously very closely aligned with the evolution of the format of the book itself. Such change is not only irreversible but often happens quite quickly.
9 Tips for a Memorable 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair
September 14, 2015
PP Editor-in-Chief Edward Nawotka’s idiosyncratic list of 9 tips to help you make your time at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair even more memorable.
"Analytics companies are beginning to analyze texts and data even more closely to understand not only what is in a book but how it feels to readers. Two companies I’m keeping an eye on are Trajectory from the United States (Hall 6.0 C59), which is doing a large amount of work with China, and Tekstum from Barcelona (Hall 6.2 D24), which is bringing similar analytics insight to the Spanish-language markets."
Scott Beatty will das elektronische Publizieren von Grund auf revolutionieren
September 4, 2015
Ein der spannendsten Köpfe auf der Auftaktveranstaltung der Frankfurter Buchmesse „The Markets: Global Publishing Summit 2015" wird Scott Beatty, CCO der Firma „Trajectory“ aus Boston, sein. Er will nichts weniger als das elektronische Publizieren von Grund auf revolutionieren. Netz-trends.de sprach mit Scott Beatty in einem Interview zur Frankfurter Buchmesse 2015 über seine Visionen: Bitte beschreiben Sie in drei (einfachen) Sätzen was Trajectory macht.
Trajectory Announces Agreement with China Democracy and Legal System Publishing House
August 27, 2015
Trajectory, Inc. and China Democracy and Legal System Publishing House announce a major global digital distribution agreement. The partnership will allow China Democracy and Legal System Publishing House to expand its global digital footprint to libraries and eBook retailers in North America and internationally.
New Trajectory partnerships include PanMac UK ebook distribution to China
August 26, 2015
As the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair convenes, Boston-based Trajectory has announced a suite of new partnerships, capped by one that will take the Pan Macmillan UK catalog into China.
Trajectory Announces Major Global Agreement with Pan Macmillan UK
August 26, 2015
Today, on the eve of the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair, Pan Macmillan UK and Trajectory, Inc. announced a new partnership in which Trajectory will distribute the Pan Macmillan catalog of English-language eBooks globally to eRetail, library, school, alternative and other digital distribution channels - including for the first time, China.
Trajectory Announces Agreements with Capstone Publishing, Purdue University Press and Ohio University Press
August 26, 2015
At The Beijing International Book Fair, Trajectory is announcing major partnership agreements with a range of publishers from North America and Europe including Capstone Publishing, Purdue University Press and Ohio University Press. eBooks will be imported to Trajectory digital trading partners in China including, Amazon China, JD.com, Dangdang, Xiaomi, and Tencent.
Trajectory, algoritmo de algoritmos para descubrir lecturas
July 31, 2015
El descubrimiento de libros online, la “detectabilidad” (un “palabro” de una traducción más que literal de lo que podemos leer hoy en artículos sobre el tema), está siendo un tema crucial para el sector.
Employing Localized Data for Global Book Discovery
June 26, 2015
The future of publishing is unfolding before us now at a faster pace than ever before. In less than one generation, we have evolved from navigating physical shelves of books arranged by the Dewey Decimal system to discovering books based on their actual and complete content.
Image Comics, Trajectory Ink Digital Distribution Deal
June 25, 2015
Trajectory, a digital distributor and technology developer, has reached a global digital distribution agreement with fast-growing indie publisher Image Comics.
Trajectory Announces Major Agreements With Dangdang- a Leading Chinese online book seller - Learner, Futa-Fata, Boom! Studios
May 27, 2015
Today, before the opening of BookExpo America, Trajectory, Inc. and Chinese online bookseller Dangdang announced a major partnership agreement. The partnership will allow Trajectory to further expand its leading international eBook distribution network with the addition of Dangdang, a leading bookseller in the world's second largest publishing market.
Global dreams, local challenges: BEA to open amid transition
May 26, 2015
Just in time to chill the rising heat of late-May New York: news of troubled talks in the UK between the biggest bookseller and the biggest book publisher on Earth.
Trajectory To Distribute Macmillan, MIT Press E-books in China
April 14, 2015
Trajectory, a digital distributor and technology developer, has reached a deal with Chinese mobile phone carrier Xiaomi to expand its e-book distribution network in China. Trajectory also announced that it will begin distributing digital titles from Macmillan, MIT Press and U.K. wholesaler Gardners Books into Xiaomi's network of 150 million customers.
Trajectory Announces Major Agreements
With Xiaomi - the Leading Chinese Mobile Vendor - Macmillan Publishers, The MIT Press and Gardners Books
April 14, 2015
Today, before the opening of The London Book Fair, Trajectory, Inc. and Chinese and global mobile leader Xiaomi Corp., announce a major partnership agreement. The partnership will allow Trajectory to further expand its leading international eBook distribution network with the addition of Xiaomi, the 3rd largest smartphone vendor in the world and internet services company, with its vibrant ecosystem of eBooks, apps, games, and other add-ons delivered to its active user base of over 150 million customers.
Trajectory Adds New Deals to China Partnerships
April 13, 2015
A month after announcing its partnership with Shanghai-based Tencent Literature, Boston-based distribution and e-book-discovery start-up Trajectory Inc. has opened a suite of additional agreements pertaining to a new relationship with the major Chinese corporation Xiaomi.
China's Mobile Reading Phenomenon
March 17, 2015
China's current publishing landscape is at once exciting and complex, and is in the midst of a significant transformation through its opening up to the world in commerce and culture, and through the impact of technology which is, as elsewhere, radically changing the way its readers consume and share written content.
Tencent Teams Up With Trajectory To Sell eBooks Outside Of China
April 8, 2015
Tencent Literature, the online literature arm of China Internet giant Tencent, will team up with Trajectory of Massachusetts to sell Tencent Literature's catalog of more than 200,000 eBooks to North and South American customers.
Publishing Industry Antics on April Fools
April 1, 2015
Books are a serious business, but the publishing industry had a little fun on April 1, to commemorate April Fools' Day. We rounded up the best bookish gags from around the world, perpetrated by publishing houses and booksellers alike.
First Book Authored by an Algorithm Released Today - April Fools Prank Goes Global
April 1, 2015
A notable landmark in the publishing world was achieved this morning when the first book authored and translated by a Deep Learning Algorithm was created and simultaneously submitted to the Global eBook Distribution Network.
Tencent Literature and Trajectory, Inc. Announce Digital Partnership Agreements
March 12, 2015
Tencent to export its catalogue of best selling eBooks through Trajectory's global network of eBook retailers and libraries. Tencent to import English language titles to China through Trajectory.
Trajectory and Tencent Literature in e-books partnership
March 9, 2015
In a two-way partnership announced today (Monday 9th March), Shanghai-based Tencent Literature and Boston-based Trajectory, Inc., have agreed to a major import and export programme of Chinese and English-language e-books.
China's Tencent Lit, Trajectory Ink Digital Distribution Pact
March 10, 2015
Trajectory will distribute more than 200,000 Chinese language e-books to the South and North American marketplace and export English language e-books into China via Tencent Literature's content platform.
China's Tencent Literature Focused on Exploiting IP
March 12, 2015
In China, the powerhouse Tencent Literature mines its own IP for rights and licensing deals, while expanding this IP through acquisitions and partnerships.
Tencent, US firm join on e-books
March 12, 2015
Chinese readers' tastes are aligning more with US readers', and there is a growing demand for Chinese-language books from the Chinese community in the US, said the CEO of an American company that connects e-book publishers with distributors.
Trajectory: Like a Rocket Booster for Book Metadata
February 13, 2015
Using advanced language processing, Trajectory adds nuanced detail to book metadata and offers analytics for intensity and sentiment, among other qualities.
New Start-Up Touts Book Discovery Tool
January 29, 2015
www.publishersweekly.com: Trajectory, a digital distributor and technology developer, has developed a proprietary algorithm platform it claims will take book recommendations to a new level of accuracy and utility. After scanning the text of a book, Trajectory claims its technology can deliver better keywords and book recommendations to its clients in the bookselling, library and school markets.
Trajectory Picks Up Where Booklamp Left Off
January 29, 2015
www.the-digital-reader.com: Cal Reid reports that Trajectory is developing a familiar sounding discovery engine. Using networked computers, the Trajectory NLPE scans the text of thousands of books, turning each sentence and its components into language data patterns that can be analyzed and extracted.
A New Architecture Of Algorithms: Could Trajectory Make Books 'Discoverable' At Last?
January 10, 2015
We're announcing in The Bookseller on the stands in London and at The FutureBook (The Bookseller's non-paywall digital community site), that a two-year-old company in Boston called Trajectory has created what it says is a way for readers to discover the books they love - and the books that authors, agents, and publishers want them to read.
The Bookseller.com: Trajectory prepares for roll out
January 09, 2015
Trajectory, the firm behind a new book discovery tool that analyses everything from characters, to key words, to a book's complexity, is in the final stages of rolling out the service to small publishers and authors.
'Gracenotes for ebooks': A new Trajectory for discoverability
January 09, 2015
The Bookseller on the stands in London this morning reports that Bowker -- the ProQuest-owned US ISBN agency and publishing research firm -- is in final talks for a partnership with a company called Trajectory. The aim at Bowker is to offer authors and small publishers a new way to generate book recommendations for their readers. Trajectory, based in Boston and founded in 2012, is also in talks with major retail and distribution companies. It has worked with many of them in developing this new approach to the discoverability challenge for both commercial and library settings.
New Trajectory and Diamond initiative helps Comics and Graphic Novels extend their reach into classrooms and libraries
October 09, 2014
Trajectory and Diamond Comics announced a major initiative at New York Comic-Con directed towards increasing literacy and engaging younger readers in reading. Together with leading comic publishers and school and library distributors, Trajectory and Diamond are providing an expanding catalogue of popular culture to younger readers with digital editions of their favorite stories.
Trajectory Announces Major Export Agreements With Leading Chinese Publishers
October 08, 2014
Today at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Trajectory, Inc. and Chinese publishers Guangxi Science & Technology Publishing House, Ltd. and Anhui Science & Technology Publishing House, Ltd. announced new global digital distribution agreements that collectively makes these partnerships the largest to date for exporting Chinese eBooks worldwide. Over 11,000 eBook titles are being distributed globally with genres including lifestyle and parenting, health, science and technology, comics and illustration and reference among others.
Trajectory and People's Education Press Bring Two New Chinese Children's eBook Series to International Readers
August 29, 2014
Today at the Beijing International Book Fair, Trajectory, Inc. and People's Education Press announced two new eBook series for global digital distribution, the acclaimed Beautiful China and Panda Tongtong series. These new titles in addition to the company's current award-winning Close to the Great Society series are available through Trajectory's intelligent international eBook network.
RosettaBooks marks its digital debut in China in partnership with Trajectory - Kilgore Trout Thrilled to finally Arrive
August 28, 2014
Today at the Beijing International Book Fair Trajectory, Inc. announced the availability of RosettaBooks’ catalogue of eBooks.
Today at the Beijing International Book Fair, Trajectory, Inc., CNPIEC and Amazon announced the availability of Berrett-Koehler's catalogue of eBooks for readers in China.
Trajectory ™ and Diamond Comic Distributors today announced they have entered into a multiyear agreement to bring printed comics into digital marketplaces around the world.
Today at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Trajectory, Inc. and Chinese publisher Zhejiang Publishing United Group announced a global digital distribution agreement that is one of the largest to date in exporting Chinese eBooks worldwide. This is the fourth major China trade agreement for Trajectory, Inc. in 2013