“Mostly positive, though not without notable caveats.”
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || “Wonder how many Random House authors are double-checking their contracts right this minute…?”
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || “Are mobile apps the real future of eBooks, or just a distraction?”
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || “Without a focus on analytics, social media can quickly become a worthless investment of your time.”
“It’s always refreshing to come across an optimistic take on things, especially when it’s grounded in simple truths.”
“A chaotic mix of truly inspired presentations, thinly veiled sales pitches, over-the-top demagoguery and/or self-promotion.”
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || “Are publishers jumping from the frying pan into the fryer by favoring Apps over eBooks?”
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || “If you’re attending SXSW, what are you looking forward to?”
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || “My main takeaway is that readers are hungry to have a conversation with publishers.”
“Search, discover and purchase 20m+ books, including print, e-books, audio books and more.”
Have publishers been complicit in the devaluation of ‘content’? Is a book’s value solely based on its container?
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || “Explore new opportunities; get your hands dirty and decide for yourself the career you want to have.”
“If niche is truly the key to publishing survival, then there appears to be at least one division of Macmillan that’s well-positioned.”
Amazon capitulates, but offers a warning: “Kindle is a business for Amazon, and it is also a mission. We never expected it to be easy!”
“Macmillan is the first to draw a line in the sand but we expect not the last.” –Eric Simonoff, William Morris Endeavor
“We need to establish the same sort of business model, one that encourages new devices and new stores.” John Sargent, CEO, Macmillan
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || People are reading more than ever, and that’s not a threat to publishers, it’s an opportunity. What are YOU going to do about it?
What can publishers and authors do to be better partners with their most passionate evangelists?
by Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || “2010 will undoubtedly be the year of ‘e,’ but it’s not going to stand for e-book; it will stand for experimentation.”
Publishing Perspectives’ Edward Nawotka: “My septuagenarian mother is delighted with her first-generation Kindle.”
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez || “eBooks and eReaders simply aren’t ready for primetime.”