Tools of Change for Publishing - NYC 12 Feb08

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A presentation that I gave at TOC OReilly in Feb 08 discussing fictional blogging questioning whether web2.0 can translate to publishing 2.0.
This 45-minute discussion will raise questions over genre issues, focusing on the suitability of specific genres as online reads, along with platform issues and publishers current roles.
alisonnorrington@yahoo.co.uk

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  • Tools of Change for Publishing - NYC 12 Feb08

    1. 1. Web 2.0 to Publishing 2.0 or…. How do YOU want your stories? Alison Norrington Novelist & Masters Graduate – Creative Writing & New Media
    2. 4. Reading really consists of comprehension. Reading is less about the physicality of books and pages, and is all about words and readers. Jeff Gomez
    3. 6. Random House Penguin Harlequin Harper Collins Macmillan
    4. 7. “ Do you mean ‘ the internet’?”
    5. 8. <ul><li>Possibly the future of the book lies with not so much the consideration of replacing books as a form. </li></ul><ul><li>Successful e-publishing could mean to disregard the concept of the page and to consider delivering stories in new ways, which isn’t far removed from the familiar and recognisable text and layout, but will embrace new technologies such as blogs and mobile content. </li></ul>
    6. 9. <ul><li>“ We want to be ready to sell in any way possible” . </li></ul>
    7. 19. Blogger - daily posts Email to subscribers inbox from ‘Sophie’ Podcast chapters - ODEO & GABCAST www.Sophie Dilemma .com YouTube documentaries Bebo MySpace Facebook Twitter Second Life Forum Micropoll
    8. 23. <ul><li>I’ve started up MySpace.com and Bebo.com accounts too - at Delaney’s recommendation - and if it wasn’t for Jacqui, my new assistant, then I’d never have the time or inclination to answer these propositions and character assassinations. I mean, what do you say to this: </li></ul><ul><li>To: singlesophieregan@yahoo.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>From: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: You won‘t be single for long... </li></ul><ul><li>Babe, you’re totally gorgeousssss. My face is your armchair - come and sit on it </li></ul><ul><li>Nibbler. or this one </li></ul><ul><li>To: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>From: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: No messing - marry me! </li></ul><ul><li>I know you will have had hundreds of emails from freaks and perverts promising you eternal happiness or the biggest orgasm, but take it from me, I am your Mr Right. I have my own businesses and earn way over £250,000 a year. I will give you the perfect life. You are the perfect woman for me - brains and beauty, humour and independence - I want you. </li></ul><ul><li>Be mine. You won’t be sorry. I have 2 tickets for a weekend in Venice and one of them has your name on it. Come with me. You’ll see I’m genuine and a great catch too. </li></ul><ul><li>Worth a try. </li></ul><ul><li>Life is short, but life is long too. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about it. </li></ul><ul><li>Larry.xxx </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds kind of tempting, but also kind of freaky. If he’s such a great catch what the hell is he doing sending ME emails! </li></ul>
    9. 36. Alison Norrington [email_address] www.alisonnorrington.com

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