Friday, January 28, 2011

Digital Book World 2011

Currently reading - Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

If you haven't been keeping up with the latest info out of last week's DBW conference, Bob Mayer has a run-down at Write It Forward.  Lots of interesting tidbits.

And frankly, it sounds to me as if a lot of publishers are running scared.

Right now, I LOVE being a writer!


  1. They're scared and confused in most cases. The main problem is publishers have been focused on selling to retailers, not readers. With eBooks, that's out the window. Sales reps don't have to get Amazon to rack X # of copies of a book. The book is racked. Placement can help. Publishers have to entirely change the way they view their business model. Change is extremely hard. For invididuals and especially for large corporations. The good news is, it's easier for individuals-- ie the author.

  2. The kicker for me was the DBW tweet about "corraling the authors." Like we're escaping cows.