Author Robin Sloan has written short stories and worked for Twitter. His new book brings those two worlds together to argue that embracing digital culture doesn’t mean you have to give up the treasured books — and values — of the past.
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Steven Pressfield, bestselling novelist, Hollywood screenwriter and author of the creativity classic The War of Art, shares some of the big ideas from his newest work "Do the Work", including: - How to anticipate and deal with ‘Resistance points’ - The positive side of Resistance - Why crashing and burning is a sign you’re on the right track - How to earn the Assistance of the Muse - The importance of staying stupid
He also talks about new opportunities for authors and book publishers, based on his experience of publishing Do the Work with The Domino Project, the innovative new publishing venture from Seth Godin.
Featured Guest: Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and author of The Checklist Manifesto.
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
A book, as an object, has no inherent, objective power. Which is why it’s so hard to predict bestsellers, why you can’t judge a book by its cover. The REAL power of a book comes from lots of people reading it and, MORE importantly, people talking about it. Or as Mark Earls would say, what makes any object REALLY interesting (in this case, a book) is how it changes the human interaction around it, not the actual object itself. Again, “The book doesn’t matter. The conversation matters.” But this has always been the case.
Kara Swisher interviews Flipboard co-founder Mike McCue at SXSW 2011.
Time included Flipboard in its list of "The 50 Best Inventions of 2010” and Apple named Flipboard “iPad App of the Year.” Others have raised questions about the company’s relationships with publishers and ability to monetize the social magazine. Kara Swisher questions Flipboard’s CEO Mike McCue on the intersection of publishing and social media, the future of web content and what the heck a social magazine is.
The internet and self-publishing may be a dream for bloggers and creative types, but it’s a gosh-darn nightmare for publishing houses.
In a world where anyone with an internet connection can publish their stories/anecdotes/LOLCATZ to an international audience the afore mentioned publishers are struggling to find a purpose.
Chris Meade is the Director of if:book London, an institute investigating the future of the book, and when he spent some time at The Edge he was kind to chat with Kristy McMahon and Christopher Reig about the troubled waters the industry is facing and some of the future’s possibilities.
Cory Doctorow is a best-selling science-fiction writer, champion of creative commons and, now, self-publishing pioneer. He’s distributing his latest book, a collection of short stories called With a Little Help, without the aid of a publishing house. Instead, he has turned to his online community, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter, to help build buzz, get advice and even copy edit his new book.
Doctorow tells NPR’s Michele Norris the key to making money off a business model that’s built around the word "free."