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  1. IT Conversations | Tools of Change Conference from O’Reilly Media | Scott Sigler

    From podcast to hardcover bestseller. Scott Sigler surprised the publishing world in 2007 when his book, Ancestor, released by small publisher Dragon Moon Press, appeared on the Amazon bestseller list. It was already available on line as a free serialized podcast, where it had gained 10,000 fans. In fact, all of his work is available free, but fans still buy. In this talk, he chronicles the publishing of his fourth book, The Rookie, a sci-fi football story, and the possibilities for authors who maintain an on-line following.


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  2. New Think for Old Publishers

    This is not a discussion of whether ebooks are killing treebooks, or whether it’s possible to get cozy with an Amazon Kindle. It’s about how participatory culture and the online world interact with good old book publishing. Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, Deborah Schultz and fellow panelists will share with the audience a variety of perspectives on what’s going right and what’s going wrong in publishing, assess success of recent forays into marketing digitally, digital publishing, and what books and blogs have to gain from one another. Penguin Group (USA), which houses some 40 plus imprints and publishes an extremely broad variety of physical and digital products, everything from William Gibson’s first ebook in the 90’s to Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food to Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels (the source for HBO’s True Blood) is deeply involved in exploring ways that old and new media might better collaborate. Audience members are invited to speak up about what they think book publishers could / should be doing to better provide relevant information and content to blogs, websites, and online communities. Come tell old media what you want and how you want it.

    From http://2009.sxsw.com/taxonomy/term/44

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