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3 Ways to Get Educated on the Book Industry’s Future

POSTED BY prbythebook ON August 30, 2012

Indian Author, Ashok Kumar BankerTechnology is changing the way we consume books, magazines, newspapers and what is starting to seem like all of the pages in our lives. Some of these changes are making people nervous about the future, but if you take the time to educate yourself and become aware of exactly what’s happening, the future will start to seem less daunting.

Here are 3 ways to stay in the loop:

Keep your Eye on Amazon

There are varying opinions about how Amazon’s self-publishing platform, Kindle Direct Publishing, is affecting the publishing world and how advantageous it will continue to be for new authors.

There are many factors to consider with Amazon, so do your research. Find out what the current advantages and disadvantages might be for your book. If you play your cards right, it can be a huge success.

Take, for example, the introduction of KDP to the Indian market here. This introduction is opening doors for Indian authors to publish on Amazon and gain access to international markets.

Look Again at your Libraries

Librarians are some of the friendliest and some of our favorite people out there. They help us curate book collections and are always a wealth of information. So, what’s the latest from them?

Well, print acquisition is still alive and well, but managing eBook lending is something that takes some adjustment.

PubWest and Library Journal are hosting an event that dives deeper into the subject in Denver, CO on September 13th. If you’re in the area and want the latest on state-of-the art library practices, check out The Content Conundrum: The Changing Face of Library Acquisitions.

Go to Popular Conferences

There are great conferences all over the world that are teaching us great things about the future of publishing, social media, content, technology and anything else you might feel is  will influence the environment in which you work.

All of these things converge at one of our local (and one of the largest) educational events, SXSW. We are trying to bring important topics to the publishing world to the conversation at this 2013 event with the panel, “Secrets Publishers and Publicists Keep: The Future.” We need your votes today and tomorrow to make it happen. The SXSW Panel Picker is a great way to take control of the content you want to hear.

Regardless, there will be some valuable knowledge soak in during SXSW week in March and hopefully we’ll run into you there!

 

 

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Entrepreneurs Day – Let’s Make Ebook Gold!

POSTED BY prbythebook ON August 27, 2012
Entrepreneurs Day – Let’s Make Ebook Gold!

If you’re a writer looking for answers to your publishing and ebook questions, there’s a whole event waiting for you on Saturday, September 8th. “Let’s Make Ebook Gold” is the topic for Business Success Center’s fall Entrepreneurs Day from 9:30am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 8th. Expert sessions will deal with content and cover […]

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To Paris With Love

POSTED BY doug ON August 21, 2012
To Paris With Love

Guest Post by Hubert O’Hearn Alright I admit it; I’m going to love having power. Oh, you have no idea what I’m talking about. Well of course not, we’ve only just begun–not just this piece for my favourite publicity firm (PR by the Book), but also my career as the recently appointed Literary Editor of […]

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In Memory of Calvin Miller

POSTED BY doug ON August 20, 2012
In Memory of Calvin Miller

We learned this morning that author Calvin Miller passed away on August 19th. We wish to extend sympathies to his family, friends, and loved ones, and his extended literary family over at Worthy Publishing. We had the pleasure of working with Calvin on the campaign of his book, Letters to Heaven. He was a joy […]

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5 Things to Consider Before Dismantling a Blog from Guest Blogger – Carmen Oliver

POSTED BY prbythebook ON August 20, 2012
5 Things to Consider Before Dismantling a Blog from Guest Blogger – Carmen Oliver

Think blogging is taking up too much of your time? Worried no one reads your blog? What happens if you haven’t updated your blog in months? Do you feel like you may as well take it down? Does this sound familiar? If it does, you’re not alone. But before you make any drastic decisions, rethink […]

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