The Future of Book Publishing: Two Predictions

Amazon EncoreHere’s a prediction: within three years, we’ll see the publishing industry split into two tiers. Bestselling authors will work with traditional publishers–Simon & […]

The Power of Social Media in Building an Audience

Yesterday when I opened my iGoogle page, “today’s spotlight video” looked something like this. Because I love both soul and gospel music, I clicked on it–and became an instant fan of an unknown singer who doesn’t even have an album out yet. (LaTosha Brown. Check her out. Fabulous!) As LaTosha tells it, […]

How Viable is Self Publishing? Proof is in the Numbers

Kindle and booksClearly, 2011 is a tipping point for self-publishing–moving this new publishing model from backwater to the forefront of the publishing world. It’s all happening despite the bow-tie traditional publishers who still would have authors believe that they are the only ones who […]

Delivering Ideas: 2011 & Beyond

What does it mean to be an author? How do you deliver ideas powerfully? How can technology help? Since it’s the beginning of a new year, I think it’s a good time to grab a glimpse of publishing’s future–a fascinating place! Check out this stunning 4-minute “essay” on global health trends created by brilliant Swedish […]