By Bob Mayer | "This is a win-win situation. The author makes more money. The publisher makes more money."
By Shiv Singh | "Seth Godin believes in the power of his brand and is betting everything on it."
By Emily Williams | "Our revenues have quadrupled in two years. We're beginning to make a profit and pay substantial royalties."
By Emily Williams | "eBooks are good news. There are many more paths to market."
By Sue Lange | "Digital publishing is either going to expand the audience for books, or it’s going to destroy publishing as we know it."
By Emily Williams | "The future, in terms of digital publishing, is not profitable in a lot of cases yet."
By Richard Curtis | "Publishers are loath to sue authors (or the widows and children of authors)."
By Marian Schembari | "If all you care about is protecting an established business model, then you are missing the point."
By Emily Williams | "An alternative to the established business of rights sales: direct, disintermediated access to readers in other countries."
By Jason Allen Ashlock | "There is a lot of slack in publishing these days, and agents are picking up most of it."
By Jane Friedman | "Agents need to be empowered and given room to innovate as much as the authors."
By Victoria Strauss | "How would publishing change if agenting moved from commission-based payment to billable hours?"
By Marian Schembari || "I am confident that there are publishing companies forward-thinking enough to be responsive to communities of readers."
By Marian Schembari || "Fresh ideas certainly beat annoying the world with friend requests and promotional tweets."
By Marian Schembari || "I am inspired by people who make stuff happen... This is definitely an exciting time."
By Marian Schembari || "I was lucky enough, and ninja-nerd enough, to pounce on the opportunity."
By Marian Schembari || "Being able to express myself under fictional guises allows me to comment on anything I want to, but the face isn't me."
By Joe Dolce || "Publishers don't have the time to think about it; and a lot of authors don't know what to ask for."
By Jane Friedman || "Everyone in publishing acknowledges the system is not ideal. It is in fact broken."
By Alison Norrington || "For transmedia novelists (and publishers) to retain creative control will require more than a repurposing of content."
By Marian Schembari || "I'm loving the recognition that identifiers and metadata are important marketing tools!"
By Marian Schembari || "Open up shop and recommend/sell your favorite crafty products; make some more money; write another book."
By Marian Schembari || "Adaptive Blue's Firefox browser add-on, Glue, has been downloaded an impressive 2.4 million times and counting."
By Marian Schembari || "The approach for each author must be unique; there's also a lot of misinformation out there."
By Marian Schembari || "I love that books and publishing are becoming fodder for dinner table conversation again."
By Iris Blasi || Not everything from the web works; "It takes more art and timing to get it right than you might think."
By Marian Schembari || "If you’re a traditional business, you have to manage your old business while transitioning to the new."
By Marian Schembari || "With changing business models and an enormous amount of online opportunities, what’s the best advice?"
By Jane Friedman || "We have this commission model, but if I am offering a fair service for a fair price, fine."
By Jane Friedman || "Splitting the rights sounds tasty, but that would push down the e-book price since that rights holder has no stake in the print version of the book."
By Jane Friedman || "Publishing is much more collaborative and transparent now than it was even 10 years ago."