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1. Twitter / Twitter Lists

Twitter is useful as a news stream. There are lots of book + digital people on Twitter (booksellers, authors, agents, vendors, publishers, news sources). Here are a couple of Twitter lists to get you started:
You may also want to look at the 995 people I follow (Twitter: @draccah).Create your own news feed.

2. LinkedIn: Ebooks, Ebook Readers, Digital Books and Digital Content Publishing group

The largest e-book and digital publishing group on LinkedIn has 6,100+ members talking/sharing about the evolving digital landscape of the book. [just fyi, I run this group with 18 other managers]

3. Publishers Lunch

Publishers Marketplace's daily newsletter (http://www.publishersmarketplace.com) run by Michael Cader. Twitter: @PublishersLunch

While you're here for BEA, be sure to check out, Lunch BEA to go, their new mobile web app with the latest show info and show directory. You can find info at: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com

Blogs and Sites

4. Digital Book World: http://digitalbookworld.com

Digital Book World is a site, a community and also a conference. Twitter: @DigiBookWorld

5. O'Reilly Media and Tools of Change

Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media & TOC have done and are doing great work in this space. Follow them on Twitter, check out their blogs.You can learn a lot. They also have a community and a conference. Web:http://toc.oreilly.com

6. The Shatzkin Files blog: http://www.idealog.com/blog/

Mike Shatzkin's Idea Logical company is a book publishing futurist company, specializing in consulting for a wide breadth of aspects of the publishing industry. Twitter: @MikeShatzkin

7. Booksquare: http://booksquare.com

Kassia Krozser's analysis of our industry is frequently a breath of fresh air. Twitter: @booksquare

8. Mediabistro's ebooknewser:http://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser

A digital book news feed from MediaBistro. Twitter: @eBookNewser

9. Teleread: http://www.teleread.com

TeleRead is the longest running English-language site focused on e-book news and views.


10. BISG - The Book Industry Study Group: http://www.bisg.org

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is the leading U.S. book trade association working on behalf of its diverse membership of publishers,retailers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, librarians and others involved in both print and digital publishing. Check out webinars and conferences for educational content. Twitter: @bisg

11. IDPF - The International Digital Publishing Forum: http://www.idpf.org

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is a trade and standards organization dedicated to the development & promotion of electronic publishing. Twitter: @MikeIDPF

Great blogs from Agents

12. Richard Curtis & e-reads: http://ereads.com

Agent Richard Curtis (Twitter: @ereads) founded ereads in1999 at the dawn of the digital era. E-Reads is the oldest independent e-book publisher in the field and Richard is an innovative leader in the modern book industry.

13. Nathan Bransford: http://blog.nathanbransford.com

Another great agent blog. Check out Nathan's This Week in Publishing. Twitter: @NathanBransford

You can find more great book publishing news (often covering digital) at:

14. Publisher's Weekly: http://publishersweekly.com/pw/home/index.html  Twitter:@PublishersWkly

15. Shelf Awareness: http://www.shelf-awareness.com/index.html  Twitter: @ShelfAwareness

16. Wall Street Journal ? http://www.wsj.com: checkout what Jeff Trachtenberg is writing.

Books are at the center of the digital transformation of media so you'll also find digital book news regularly on The New York Times, Wired, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, Mashable and loads more. Have fun. Explore!

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