Category Archives: Digital Book World

TKC 444 Thad McIlroy

President of The Future of Publishing Interview starts at 8:19 and ends at 44:04 I’m convinced that if you want to retain your job in publishing moving forward, unless you’re demonstrably technology adept, you’re going to lose your job. Yeah, there’s room for 100 amazing editors who can’t even use a computer, but that’s not […]

TKC 416 Mike Shatzkin

Founder and CEO of the Idea Logical Company Interview starts at 8:05 and ends at 34:24 I think it’s possible that we’re going to wake up in three years and say, ‘We just had another black-swan event, which is that all of the big authors that have been developed over the last five years, a […]

TKC 399 Technically Literate’s Janis Cooke Newman

  Editor-at-Large, CNET’s Technically Literate Interview starts at 19:40 and ends at 43:30 We have a very different generation coming up who may relate to literature in a different way, because we have completely digital generations coming up. So I think those of us who present stories to the world have to be open to […]

TKC 394 Novelist Jesper Bugge Kold

Author of Winter Men Interview starts at 9:42 and ends at 43:24 I was very scared that it was translated into German. I really wanted it to be translated but still scared, because it’s like their war. I come from another country with another perspective on the war and write about their war and their forefathers. But the reception has […]

TKC 393 Len Vlahos

Chief Executive Officer of The Tattered Cover Book Stores Interview starts at 10:03 and ends at 42:09 I think it would be interesting for independent booksellers to experiment with selling eBooks directly, because it’s become much less device-centric. Tablets have in some ways normalized that world, and the notion that someone could build an open-source eReader app and […]

TKC 352 Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now Interview starts at 13:37 and ends at 36:56 I remember a long time ago when Timothy Leary saw one of my first books, Cyberia or something, an early book about cyberculture, and he took it and he was moving his finger along the lines, and going “a line, and […]

TKC 340 Thad McIlroy

Author of Mobile Strategies for Digital Publishing  Interview starts at 13:21 and ends at 37:37.  There may not be a lot of new readers coming into the eReader space, but it’s a device that’s got legs still, despite its apparently sort of old-fashioned and monochrome presence. News Kindle Convert for PC at Amazon.com ($19) “Amazon Echo […]

TKC 339 Seth Godin at Digital Book World

Author, entrepreneur, maker of ruckuses Interview starts at 4:33 and ends at 14:50. Paper books are going to gradually and painfully and very, very slowly disappear. They’re going to become like LP’s. One by one the bookstores are going to go away, and then one by one the kids that grow up reading all the […]

Should/Can Amazon Be Constrained? – DBW Liveblog

Next up: what promises to be a lively panel discussion moderated by Ken Auletta of The New Yorker. The topic is “Should Amazon be Constrained and Can They Be?” The panelists are Barry Eisler, author of The Detachment; Annie Lowrey, a journalist at New York Magazine, and Barry Lynn of the New America Foundation. Mike […]

Authors Survey at Digital Book World – Liveblog

Jane Friedman, publisher of Scratch Magazine, is moderating a panel discussion titled “Authors Facing the Industry: 2015 Digital Book World & Writer’s Digest Author Survey Results.” Here we go…