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Smothers Brothers Book Signing


David Bianculli, author of the forthcoming book, DANGEROUSLY FUNNY –The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (Touchstone) will be doing a signing on Monday, January 11th at 7:30 PM. The signing will be held at the Barnes & Noble, located at 1972 Broadway @ 66th Street.

Bianculli is a veteran television critic who was given unprecedented access to television icons, the Smothers Brothers. In Dangerously Funny, the author chronicles the story of Tom and Dick, from their childhood and early career to the meteoric rise and swift fall of their beloved show. For more information on the signing, please visit: http://www.dangerouslyfunnythebook.com

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DigitalTrends.com on Book Publishing in the Next 10 Years

With the excitement of the current
Consumer Electronic Show
(CES) in Las Vegas going on, we wondered how technology might change publishing in the near future.

We asked technology expert
Scott Steinberg
, publisher and lead technology analyst for DigitalTrends.com to weigh in on his vision of the book publishing in the next 10 years.

There was a time when some may have scoffed at an outsider’s opinion of book publishing. Now, technology and entertainment have merged and their vision of the future is just as valid for the book publishing industry as a veteran book publisher from a major house.

Scott Steinberg:
Five core ways technology will revolutionize the future of book publishing in the next 10 years, if not sooner (think half a decade or so), depending

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Richard Nash: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future

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Former publisher, Richard Nash has never been one to hold back his voice on how he feels the book publishing industry needs to make dramatic changes.

We asked him what he sees happening in the next 10 years and here is what he had to say:

Richard Nash:
1. Most predictions for 2020 that are not actually wrong will happen by 2015 or sooner.

2. Most predictions for 2020 ungrounded in history will be inadequate.

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Seth Godin: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future

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A lot has happened in the last 10 years that has changed the book publishing industry dramatically.

It was not that long ago when people said, “Google, who?” Now, Google has become a verb as in “just Google it”. Google, once only a search engine, is poised to partner with book publishers or perhaps one day go head-to-head.

That’s not all. Since the Year 2000, we’ve seen the creation, rise and sometimes fall of Napster, the iPod, the Kindle, and Smashwords. We’ve seen massive lay-offs at major publishing houses and experimental publishing entities created such as Vanguard Press, Open Road Media and HarperStudio that have challenged the way the book business has existed for the last century.

What changes will we see in the next 10 years? What will life be like for the book publishing industry in 2020? In the next series of articles, we will uncover predictions by some of the industry’s most respected and vocal advocates for change.

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