Articles from August 2010

A Question of Value

August 31st, 2010 · 28 Comments

I’ve been thinking about the topic of the value of books a lot. Not for days. Not for months. Years. However, recently I’ve been angered by the implication that readers are cheap, that they won’t pay a proper price for books, that they don’t get it. Whatever it is. These assertions are not untrue. They […]

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Panel Picking: SXSW 2011

August 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

It thrills me that the book community is actively participating in the South by Southwest Interactive festival. For some, it’s an opportunity to explore the latest and greatest in technologies and trends; for others, it’s a chance to discover how others fit into the publishing ecosystem; and, for all, it’s a chance to connect with […]

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The Glamorous Life? (Notes from the Indie Trenches) Part Two

August 11th, 2010 · 6 Comments

In yesterday’s post, Gina Frangello talked life as an indie author. Or, more specifically, life as an indie author who is also an indie publisher. She toured, she was paid (sort of), she got great press. She learned lessons. What happened next. As she says:

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The Glamorous Life? (Notes from the Indie Trenches) Part One

August 9th, 2010 · 11 Comments

One of the best parts of my job is discovering what goes on in all corners of publishing. If you look beyond Manhattan, you see innovation, experimentation, and, yes, consternation as changes to the industry seem to happen every day. I am asking those who are involved in these ventures to share successes, failures, ideas, […]

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