The passion and optimism for Troy from some of the people I met was inspiring and infectious, reminding me very much of the community that's gathered around Digital Book World over the past year.
On Wednesday night, I helped organize and participated in Digital Book World's second 7x20x21 event at the Bowery Poetry Club, and I had an amazing time! "Return of the Optimists" was co-hosted by the dynamic duo (and two of my publishing partners in crime), Ami Greko and Ryan Chapman, and the other 5 presenters -- … Continue reading Our Bookshelves Are Over-Flowing With Books
Six months ago, Digital Book World didn't exist. And yet, 48 hours ago I had the honor of giving the closing remarks at the end of our first annual Digital Book World Conference. Simultaneously exhilarated and exhausted, I communicated most of what I'd hoped to say, but I wanted to reiterate and expand upon it here (and share my slides) because it was a message not just for those in attendance, but for everyone working in this industry that I'm so passionate and optimistic about.
You’re losing control of your own destiny. Authors, distributors and readers are getting closer to each other. --Shiv Singh, Engaging Readers in the Digital Age Three weeks ago, when I last posted something here, I was on the verge of completely disappearing into Digital Book World, both the conference and the community that spun out … Continue reading On DBW, SXSWi, Upcoming Gigs and Steampunk
"Publishing was never a business based on Wharton standards. It was a rich boy’s hobby." –Steve Wasserman (Kneerim & Williams) Working in publishing isn't for the meek. Neither is writing for that matter. They're two things I'm really passionate about, though, and I've always counted myself lucky to work in the publishing industry, despite the … Continue reading It’s Hard Out Here for a Pragmatic Optimist