Category Archives: BookExpo

TKC 411: Katie Donelan, Kids’ Books & Trump at BEA

Director of Business Development at BookBub   Interview starts at 5:64 and ends at 16:18 BookBub definitely got off the ground with self-published authors. They’re often the first people in the industry to experiment with a new marketing channel, and they were much more comfortable discounting their books four years ago than a lot of […]

TKC 410 Peter Hudson of Shelfie

Co-Founder and CEO of Shelfie.com   Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 We needed to find a metaphor, an analogy for the playlist or the inbound link when it came to books. What we found is that bookshelves are an incredibly good signal. News 1999 Jeff Bezos speech at Association of American Publishers […]

TKC 408 BookExpo America w/ Scott Turow, Jon Fine and — Donald Trump?

Audio recorded at BookExpo America in Chicago and related links: Jon Malinowski (2:00-4:25), president of The Combined Book Exhibit, creator of the Book Fair Buddy app on iOS and Android platforms.     Pubmatch.com “€œAuthorship in the Digital Age” panel moderated by Jon Fine (14:24-21:13), former Director of Author and Publishing Relations at Amazon “At […]

TKC 406 Amazon’s Peter Korn on Accessibility

Accessibility Architect at Amazon’€™s Lab126 Interview starts at 9:45 and ends at 39:50 We continually evaluate ways we can make reading on the Kindle more enjoyable, more comfortable, more accessible. This led us to create the Bookerly font. This led us to include the open-source OpenDyslexic font. So we continue to evaluate and bring innovations to […]

TKC 259 BookExpo America

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 […]

Neil Gaiman’s Wonderful, Accidental Myth: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman’s new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, surprised him by being a novel at all. At BookExpo America (BEA) on June 1 he told a room full of adoring fans that the story began as a short story, then morphed into a novelette, then a novella. He eventually had to send this awkward […]

TKC 254 Tom Semple

Software quality engineer and valued tech resource in the world of eReaders Interview Starts at 15:29 With a book you just dog-ear the pages or you stick in sticky notes. You can get to one place in the book and flip back and forth really easily. And most of the reading systems, at least from main […]

A Few Thoughts After BookExpo America

If you were to take the seat at my little table here at a Starbucks at West 35th Street and Eighth Avenue and ask, “So how was BookExpo?” I wouldn’t know where to begin. I have been decompressing for a while, enjoying a latte and going online to score the last available seat at a […]

Guy Kawasaki – liveblog

Guy Kawasaki is at the podium at BookExpo America. Here we go…

An Author’s Guide to Goodreads at BookExpo America – Liveblog

Next up: Patrick Brown, director of author marketing at Goodreads, and Bella Andre, author of Always on My Mind: The Sullivans . Patrick has run customer service at Goodreads, now focuses on helping authors find books via Goodreads. Bella Andre wrote for three traditional publishers and in 2010 began publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing. She has […]