There’s such a lively debate out there in the blogosphere around books and ideas and so on and so forth, and that kind of world is exploding. And there’s lots of experiments and innovation and so on, you know, like the Open Road Integrated Media and companies where people are experimenting with new models and new ideas and so on.
(via Is Publishing Doomed? JOHN B. THOMPSON with Williams Cole - The Brooklyn Rail)

There’s such a lively debate out there in the blogosphere around books and ideas and so on and so forth, and that kind of world is exploding. And there’s lots of experiments and innovation and so on, you know, like the Open Road Integrated Media and companies where people are experimenting with new models and new ideas and so on.

(via Is Publishing Doomed? JOHN B. THOMPSON with Williams Cole - The Brooklyn Rail)

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Tweet of the Week J. W. Eagan on Hollywood adaptations, via Word and Film
(via DBW Weekly Roundup: 11/12/10 | Digital Book World)

Tweet of the Week J. W. Eagan on Hollywood adaptations, via Word and Film

(via DBW Weekly Roundup: 11/12/10 | Digital Book World)

Tweet of the Week Erik Christopher on cost/value of ebooks.
(via DBW Weekly Roundup: 11/5/10 | Digital Book World)

Tweet of the Week Erik Christopher on cost/value of ebooks.

(via DBW Weekly Roundup: 11/5/10 | Digital Book World)

It’s definitely a thought-provoking list, and proves that genre fiction is still producing plenty of books with literary pedigree.
(via The 10 best SF/fantasy books of the year, according to Amazon.com)

It’s definitely a thought-provoking list, and proves that genre fiction is still producing plenty of books with literary pedigree.

(via The 10 best SF/fantasy books of the year, according to Amazon.com)

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The truth is that there will not be as much money in the selling of content as there has been. That’s a result of content ubiquity. The lie is that most publishers have to go bust. There are a myriad of potential revenue streams when communities are the source of monetisation.
(via The Future of Publishing: Like Minds)

The truth is that there will not be as much money in the selling of content as there has been. That’s a result of content ubiquity. The lie is that most publishers have to go bust. There are a myriad of potential revenue streams when communities are the source of monetisation.

(via The Future of Publishing: Like Minds)

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For me, the real job of a publisher is many, many things, all of which center around the incredibly rewarding challenge of connecting authors and readers. In the end, whether physical or digital, the role of the publisher is to create an audience for the author. It’s to bring the author and the book to market. It’s never really been about printing. And that’s really clear now, isn’t it? It’s always been about connecting authors and readers.
(via On ebooks: A Publisher’s View of the Digital Transformation)

For me, the real job of a publisher is many, many things, all of which center around the incredibly rewarding challenge of connecting authors and readers. In the end, whether physical or digital, the role of the publisher is to create an audience for the author. It’s to bring the author and the book to market. It’s never really been about printing. And that’s really clear now, isn’t it? It’s always been about connecting authors and readers.

(via On ebooks: A Publisher’s View of the Digital Transformation)

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Tweet of the Week: Samantha Francis on digital opportunities for literary authors.
(via DBW Weekly Roundup: 10/29/10 | Digital Book World)

Tweet of the Week: Samantha Francis on digital opportunities for literary authors.

(via DBW Weekly Roundup: 10/29/10 | Digital Book World)

Jessica Faust, the eminent book biz blogger and CEO of BookEnds Literary Agency says unequivocally that “The reason mysteries sell better than romances or science fiction is they cross gender. That is, women will read tough action books with outlaw heroes, and men will read cozies for the warm relationships and sense of community.”
(via Mystery and crime fiction is bloody booming)

Jessica Faust, the eminent book biz blogger and CEO of BookEnds Literary Agency says unequivocally that “The reason mysteries sell better than romances or science fiction is they cross gender. That is, women will read tough action books with outlaw heroes, and men will read cozies for the warm relationships and sense of community.”

(via Mystery and crime fiction is bloody booming)

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glecharles:

Am I exceptionally gifted in all of these media? Of course not. But I’m clever, creative and curious enough to know it’s in the best interest of my career to bust beyond any self-inflicted Perception Prison and just be a “writer” or “novelist.” I’m a multifaceted Storyteller. If I can’t stellarly execute a particular multimedia storytelling element, I’ll ask around until I find someone who can help realize me. That’s what the Internet is for.
(via Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Become A Better (And Future-Friendly) Storyteller: Embrace Other Media)
THIS!!!!!

glecharles:

Am I exceptionally gifted in all of these media? Of course not. But I’m clever, creative and curious enough to know it’s in the best interest of my career to bust beyond any self-inflicted Perception Prison and just be a “writer” or “novelist.” I’m a multifaceted Storyteller. If I can’t stellarly execute a particular multimedia storytelling element, I’ll ask around until I find someone who can help realize me. That’s what the Internet is for.

(via Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Become A Better (And Future-Friendly) Storyteller: Embrace Other Media)

THIS!!!!!

Those who claim the novel’s time has passed ignore its value. Nothing  captures the quality of consciousness like fiction. Only a great novel  can make you truly feel what it is like to be someone else, alive in a  different place and time. Literature exercises our empathy, salves our  loneliness, and helps us learn how to live. Without Flaubert, Balzac,  Dostoyevski, and Joyce, our understanding of human psychology would be  greatly impoverished.  What doesn’t really matter, though, is how people choose to read.  Literature is important; the choice of paper or plastic is not.
(via Publishers Weekly: Literature, Plugged In)

Those who claim the novel’s time has passed ignore its value. Nothing captures the quality of consciousness like fiction. Only a great novel can make you truly feel what it is like to be someone else, alive in a different place and time. Literature exercises our empathy, salves our loneliness, and helps us learn how to live. Without Flaubert, Balzac, Dostoyevski, and Joyce, our understanding of human psychology would be greatly impoverished.

What doesn’t really matter, though, is how people choose to read. Literature is important; the choice of paper or plastic is not.

(via Publishers Weekly: Literature, Plugged In)

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