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  • Books are the last old media industry to go digital.
  • The Evolution of the Book A 500 Year Old ‘Technology’ is Mutating & Adapting Bennet Cerf,Monks Gutenberg founder of Random House Steve Jobs400 AD 1450 1927 2009
  • Social Media has transformed the way ideas and information spread.
  • A book is a container for ideas.How will social transform the book?
  • Social reading is already happening. How will it evolve?photo by risager
  • Publishing is changing morethan it has since Gutenbergprinted his Bible more than 500 years ago
  • “Publishing is not evolving. Publishing is going away. Because the word “publishing” means a cadre of professionals who are taking on the incredible difficultyand complexity and expense of making something public. That’s not a job anymore. That’s a button.” -- Clay Shirky
  • Ebooks & Self-Publishing have led to a flood of books. Hundreds of thousands are published each year.
  • Ebooks & Self-Publishing have led to a flood of books. Hundreds of thousands are published each year. Read me!
  • Ebooks & Self-Publishing have led to a flood of books. Hundreds of thousands are published each year. Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me!
  • Ebooks & Self-Publishing have led to a flood of books. Hundreds of thousands are published each year. Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me!Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me!
  • Read me! Read me! Read me! Ebooks &Read me! Self-Publishing have led to a flood of books. Hundreds of thousands are published each year. Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me!Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me!
  • Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Ebooks &Read me! Self-Publishing have led to a flood of books. Hundreds of thousands are published each year. Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me! Read me!
  • How do you standout in that crowd?
  • Is self-publishing a viable path? (Just what is it that a publisher does, anyway?)
  • Is it true that everyone has a book in them?
  • "Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases thats where it should stay." -- Christopher Hitchens
  • (Seriously, though, what about self-publishing? Is it a viable model now?)
  • Otis ChandlerFounder & CEOGoodreads Tim Sanders Co-Founder & CEO Netminds Chris Brogan President, Human Business Works Bestselling author of Trust Agents