Today anyone can be a publisher – or so the story goes. Is that really the case? Or is there still a role for the “traditional publisher” in the mix? Open source tools enable communities to come together and crowd source a book from start to distribution via multiple formats. Websites are providing books as a URL. Know the address and view comments from the author alongside passionate readers. Add mobile to the mix, whether app or mobile web, and one wonders what does publishing truly mean today. During tonight’s session, we will hear from five influential panelists who are playing a key role in the Future of Publishing.
Peachpit: VP of Pearson Technology Group and Publisher of PeachPit - Nancy Ruenzel- Peachpit offers books, eBooks, and videos for creative professionals on graphic design, photography, Web video, Web design and development.
Internet Archive : Peter Brantley - Director of the Bookserver Project
Internet Archive is non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.
Financial Times : Rob Grimshaw – Managing Director, FT.com
FT.com provides the latest UK and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis from the Financial Times
Inkling : Matt MacInnis – Founder and CEO
Inkling brings digital textbooks to IPad and offers Habitat, an e-book publishing platform.
Blurb: Eileen Gittins – Founder, President, and CEO
Blurb offers self-publishing and allows anyone to publish a book, plus offers a community that believes passionately in the joy of books.
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