When you come to an interactive conference you don't expect to be talking to start-ups about books. So I was pretty intrigued when I got introduced to a young founder doing just that.
There are so many paths a writer can take leading up to their book's release date. Some authors jump right into marketing while others prefer to sit on the shore of the publishing world waters, content in their accomplishment.
Whether I'm flipping paper pages, scanning through an ebook, listening to an audiobook or reading into a mic, reading a book is reading a book. Or is it?
In today's interview you'll hear about how Sarah Towle created an app and then an iBook to go with it.
Why are retailers such as the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and Amazon giving self-published ebooks such merchandising love?
It was, as most in publishing felt, a last-ditch effort to see your work in print. But anyone who has actually worked it, meaning gotten a good book out, taking the time to find the exact right cover and then putting their heart and soul into marketing knows that there's nothing vain about this process.
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The printed book will survive as long as the generation that grew up with the printed book remains an economic factor in its survival. When that generation passes into history, the digital bookshelf will be the dominant technology for the reading public.
Although the differences between responsive and adaptive design are nuanced for the non-developer, the distinctions are increasingly important as publishers see more and more traffic come from mobile devices.
In this interview, Guy shares his thoughts on publishing and why he decided to forgo the traditional model and go indie.
Guy shares his thoughts on publishing and why he decided to forgo the traditional model and go indie. In this first of a five-part interview, Guy talks about his decision to self-publish and how his book APE came to be.
The physical book will always remain in some respect, but more as an aesthetic curiosity, and a fine, curated remnant of a prior age. But reading? Whether by candlelight or halogen, that will be done by Kindles, Nooks and iPads.
Do I ever doubt my decision to self-publish? Hell yeah. Just about every other Tuesday I wonder if I made the right choice.
It's that time of year when book people polish their crystal balls and make predictions for the year ahead. I bring you, my dear reader, my epic predictions for 2013.
For those who think that alternative routes of publishing a book are only for poor schmucks who can't get a traditional publisher, Guy Kawasaki and Tim Ferriss are legitimizing unconventional strategies and opening up a whole new world for everyone.
This is a story about two writers. Writers whose works couldn't be any more different, but whose recent forays into publishing signify a drastic sea change in the way books are acquired and published, both by independent authors and traditional publishers.
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