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eBook Summit in Twitter, Tumblr & Trades

ebooksummit23.jpgOur second annual eBook Summit concluded on Wednesday, and we’ve started collecting responses from all corners of the publishing world. If you wrote about the event, share the link in the comments–we’ll add them to the list.

Online, Publishers Weekly wrote a long essay about the event. Alternate Reality Gaming Network also published an eBook Summit think piece about transmedia and publishing. UPDATE: VirtualDavis wrote a quote-filled article about the event as well.

On Tumblr, Ami Greko reframed the whole conference through a Douglas Rushkoff quote. Webfiction Daily rounded up their favorite tweets in this post. Follow all the tweets at the eBook Summit hashtag.

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Mediabistro Course

Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now! 

Digital Publishing Acrobatics

Publishers shouldn’t struggle into the e-book future alone. They can learn from the journalists, software developers, and other media workers who are building the online architecture for a digital world.

Last month at the Mediabistro Circus, PCMag.com executive editor Dan Costa grilled three digital experts about the future of print: Blurb.com CEO Eileen Gittins, Six Apart’s Anil Dash, and New York TimesRob Samuels. Discussion ranged from open source publishing to the future of books to the distribution of content.

That video offers a sample of the longer conversation. The complete Mediabistro On Demand video answers these questions: “What does it mean when books are no longer printed, but are distributed as software, and magazines kill print editions in favor of online-only content? Journalists are considered brands, and consumers can get content any way they want it — via eReader, iPhone app, or print on demand. What can writers and editors, marketing execs, and anyone associated with publishing do to stay relevant, and where is it all headed?”

Blogging Evangelist on the Future of Publishing

When newspapers began to make massive layoffs, Six Apart’s chief evangelist Anil Dash proposed what he initially called the Typepad Journalism Bailout Program.

Thousands of writers flocked to his blog network looking for answers in this confusing new media economy. GalleyCat caught up with Dash during the two-day Mediabistro Circus extravaganza for this exclusive interview.

Dash joined a future of publishing panel with PCMag.com executive editor Dan Costa led a discussion between Eileen Gittins (CEO of Blurb.com), and Rob Samuels from the NY Times. Our sibling blog FishbowlNY had an excellent report on the panel.

Publishing Acrobatics at Mediabistro Circus

Unicyle_5.26.jpgThe Mediabistro Circus blog reports that Cirque du Soleil will perform on the second and final day of our blog network’s biggest conference of the year.

While GalleyCat looks forward to the real circus acts, we will be covering a panel discussion about publishing’s metaphorical acrobatics in the 21st Century: From Gutenberg to MoveableType: Publishing’s Next Edition, led by PC Magazine’s executive editor, Dan Costa.

Here’s a long list of other highlights: “Turn your passion into a business with Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek. Give your brand personality with Gary Vaynerchuck, host of Wine Library TV. Build relationships that power success with Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone. Create a journalism of engagement with John A. Byrne, executive editor, Businessweek.com. Create your own social network with Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of social networking platform Ning.com. Click here to see all speakers.”