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Katty Kay: A Journalist and Author Speaks About eBooks

The BBC World News America correspondent and Womenomics author provides insight in this eBook Summit chat.

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  2. Authorship in 2009 (14:41) 14:41 FREE!
    How did you come up with the idea for the book? It’s both a business book, and a book about how women can manage their lives and careers. The key: define what you’re best at, and focus on that. Did your publisher help with publicity? How did you compile your data? Have you changed the way you write and edit with new technologies?
  3. What’s the Bottom Line? (10:38) 10:38 FREE!
    Did your publisher make their money back on your book? Did that even come up? The two discuss Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, vampires, branding yourself, and whether writing still pays, as the discussion progresses.

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In this conversation with Manoush Zomorodi at Mediabistro's eBook Summit, Katty Kay talks about being a journalist and first-time author in the current publishing climate. Along the way, you'll learn about women in the workplace, branding yourself, monetizing your work as a writer, and much more. Katty Kay is Washington Correspondent for BBC World News America and co-author of The New York Times bestseller, Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules to Success (2009). At the eBook Summit, Kay will share her persective on the changes in the publishing industry from her unique position as a journalist and author. Kay's career with the BBC began in Zimbabwe in 1990 where she filed radio reports for the Africa Service of BBC World Service radio. She went on to work as a BBC correspondent in London, and later Tokyo, reporting on stories including the Kobe earthquake, the gas attack on the Tokyo underground and the beginning of the Japanese economic recession. She settled in Washington in 1996 where she took some time out of broadcast journalism to join The Times Washington bureau before returning to the BBC as a freelance journalist in 2002. From Washington, Kay has covered sex scandals in the Clinton administration, two Presidential elections as well as wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. She is a contributor on Meet the Press, Larry King Live, The Chris Matthews Show and a regular guest host for Diane Rehm on NPR.

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