BookExpo America 2013 panel on Self-Publishing
Starts at 10:12
I actually think disruption is the best defense for publishing. Self-publishing is turning out to be a potential boon for publishers, because you can sit there and watch people market themselves, share their ideas, see which things gather any kind of momentum in the marketplace, and then make your offer at that point where a lot of the risk is taken out. A lot of the market has already been built, the market that you’re probably not going to have very much money to spend to build anyway as a publisher in the modern world…In all the industries that I’ve worked with, digital disruption turns out to be a better friend than foe when all is said and done.
–James McQuivey, vice president and senior analyst at Forrester Research
Show Notes and Links:
Jerry Sears of Boulder Publishers in Boulder, Colorado (Starts at 2:00)
Thom Kephart, community outreach product manager at Amazon.com (Starts at 4:25)
CSPAN video of Self-Publishing Panel at BEA (52 minutes)
Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation by James McQuivey – $5.99 on Kindle
“Angela James to Helm Digital Press at Harlequin” at Mediabistro – November 9, 2009
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