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Sourcebooks NEXT.

I thought you might be interested in this interview I gave at DBW '11 (a few weeks back), where I discuss in more detail the latest insights we've gained on the transformation of the book industry and the strategies we're employing to move forward.

Some of what I talk about:

• A few lessons learned in connecting voice/authors to readers
• The strength of independent book publishers...could that be an advantage right now?
• Conceptualizing new digital ideas in partnership with authors, for example, the Fiske Interactive College Guide (which is today New and Noteworthy at the App Store!!)
• The problems of discovering new books on the internet and upcoming discovery experiments
• The search for new business models

As always, I love having this conversation!

How are you experiencing the changes taking place in book publishing today? What do you think makes it not publishing as usual?

Let me know what you think,


-2 # Marleen Gagnon 2011-02-18 06:18
Publishing being a world wide business is changing almost daily because of what the readers want. It's nice to hear you talk about the way Sourcebooks is working to stay ahead of those changes. The senses of sight and feel in a brick and mortar store will never be replaced by a computer screen, however, e-books are instantanous, and our world wants everything in an instant.
0 # Derek Oscarson 2011-02-19 12:06
Finally someone who gets it in publishing.
-2 # Karen Fisher-Alaniz 2011-02-23 01:33
What a great education that short ten minute video is! As a new author stepping into this new world of publishing, it is difficult to get a grasp on what is happening in the industry. It's like you've finally given birth; your baby (book) in your arms and suddenly you are faced with the fact that all of the information and wisdom that has been passed down to you over the years no longer applies. The conversation in the video was so helpful. Thank you for such a great post! Karen Fisher-Alaniz

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