The Future of Publishing is Bright


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"Publishers should be idea advocates."

And to take it a step further, the ideas we advocate should be worthwhile and meaningful, not just trendy. If you're not familiar with Chelsea Green yet, I strongly suggest you check them out because Margo Baldwin gets it. Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks is another publisher who gets it.

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The Future of Publishing is Bright

  1. 1. The Future of Publishing is Bright Guy LeCharles Gonzalez Chief Executive Optimist Digital Book World Twitter: #DBWfuture
  2. 2. THANK YOU!
  3. 3. Media Sponsors Supporting Organizations Presenting Sponsor Supporting Sponsor Participating Sponsors
  4. 4. The Events Team Cory Smith Beth Mauro Heather Griffin Barbara Klus Alicia Newton Lyn Menke
  5. 5. All in all, 2009 may have been the most painful year of a disruptive decade for publishers. But it was never dull. Publishers Weekly, Better Luck Next Year
  6. 6. A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future. – Sidney J. Harris
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  8. 8. There are no magic beans, bullets, or short cuts.
  9. 9. The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. Andrew Ross
  10. 10. “ Some of these conversations ended in a sale, but don’t let that fool you. The sale was merely the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence.” Markets Are Conversations , CLUETRAIN MANIFESTO
  11. 12. Thank You for Attending. The Roundtable Thursdays @ 1pm EST // 10am PST. Live, interactive, opinionated. 7x20x21: Revenge of the Optimists Wednesday, April 14th, Bowery Poetry Club, NYC. Digitize Your Career Real-world skills for the future of publishing: April 15th, NYC. Digital Book World 2011 Digital Book World will be held January 25-26, 2011 at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City. Keep in Touch Follow us on Twitter, join our LinkedIn Group, and subscribe to our blog feed to receive the latest information on our events, and insights on the latest news and trends from top publishing strategists and technology experts.
  12. 13. What are you doing to change?
  13. 14. Guy LeCharles Gonzalez Chief Executive Optimist Digital Book World @digibookworld // @glecharles Don’t disappoint me.