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December 18, 2010

The Elephant in the Room: Talking Transmedia at the eBook Summit in NYC

This week, I attended the eBook Summit, an event organized by Mediabistro, GalleyCat, and eBookNewser, here in New York City, aiming to usher in the “New Era of Publishing” with a program of experts through a one-day extravaganza of digital publishing. Although geared more toward professionals in the “traditional” book publishing industry, a few overarching transmedia, digital, and storytelling themes emerged from talks by excellent mix of speakers, from agents to publishers to app developers, including Jason Ashlock of the Movable Type Literary Group and NYU Journalism professor and contributor to Fast Company, Adam Penenberg.

I was particularly enthralled by media theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s talk, “Ten Commands for the Digital Age,” giving an overview of his latest book Program or Be Programmed….read more

PA calls for cooperation to protect IP

Filed under: Conferences — Tags: , , , — Henry Greeff @ 8:47 am

Publishers need to continue to fight for “understanding and respect” for intellectual property, the Publisher’s Association chief executive has said.

Richard Mollet was speaking at yesterday’s PA’s International Conference in at Ironmongers Hall in east London, with more than 120 delegates attending from across the UK and international book trade. He opened the conference with a keynote speech urging greater cooperation between creative industries to protect intellectual property and fight digital piracy….read more

December 16, 2010

Hit and Miss and More: MediaBistro’s eBook Summit Returns

Filed under: Conferences — Tags: , , , — Henry Greeff @ 5:49 pm
The second annual Mediabistro E-book Summit was a little like the e-book market itself: some of it hit, some it missed and some of day’s presentations were decidedly mixed—morning keynote speaker and media scholar Doug Rushkoff complained that technology created “too much crap,” while Electric Literature’s Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum gave a rousing afternoon presentation unveiling their new venture, Broadcastr, a digital, mobile platform, set to go live next week, that will enable people around the world to record oral stories and link them to their geographical locations….read more
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