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Seth Godin Quits Traditional Publishing; Readers Respond

sg2323.jpgGalleyCat contributor Jeff Rivera published a short interview with author Seth Godin last week. It included a bombshell announcement from Godin: “I’ve decided not to publish any more books in the traditional way.”

The post touched a raw nerve in the publishing community, generating over a thousand retweets and comments around the Internet. Godin himself wrote a longer piece about the issue on his blog. We’ve collected a few of these comments below, but read them all at this link. Share your thoughts as well, we will continue to share the debate.

Novelist Colson Whitehead wrote: “Is he going to publish his books….WITH HIS MIND????”

One anonymous reader wrote: “narrative–fiction–takes longer than a Twitter post and is, despite what everyone who is mesmerized by new technology believes–served by a longer gestation period. Although Kerouac believed the first draft was all, most writers benefit from an editor … It’s mystifying why Mediabistro is so ‘fascinated’ by Godin’s ultimately corrosive affect on culture, on art, on the difficult, and the human.”

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Everybody Needs a Vacation

“The water was that clear turquoise color you get with a white sand bottom. I had never seen such a place. I wanted to take off all my clothes and never wear them again,” wrote Hunter S. Thompson about the particularly beautiful stretch of Puerto Rico featured in the video embedded above from April 2009–reminding us how important the occasional vacation can be.

Starting tomorrow, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog is headed out for a week-long vacation. He will return on Monday, April 26th. Until then, the site will be in the capable hands of eBookNewser editor Craig Morgan Teicher, GalleyCat contributor Mark Byrne, and correspondent Jeff Rivera.

If you have publishing news to share next week, you should email Mark Byrne all the details. GalleyCat Reviews will take a week-long break, but we’ll return to our regularly-scheduled programing on April 26–including the impending launch of the World’s Longest Remix Contest.

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

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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Changes Afoot at GalleyCat

twitter_galleycat_picture_bigger.jpgAs you may or may not have heard, this GalleyCat editor will now be working full-time at mediabistro.com. He will continue editing this site along with senior editor Ron Hogan and correspondent Jeff Rivera–working to build a stronger site and jump start some new projects.

Here’s more about the job from the LA Times: “Mediabistro is known for offering classes to journalists and wannabe journos, and now it will create a similar smattering of classes for publishing professionals and authors. Two things Jason Boog mentioned to Jacket Copy are helping people learn how to get books formatted for the Kindle and a class on iPhone apps. And odds are that something marketing-ish — say, using Facebook, Twitter or the social networking platform of the future — will be available too.”

We are grateful for your support over these last few years, and look forward to working with you in the future. With this new position, we can follow more leads, increase publishing curriculum and partnerships, and help shape the eBook Summit next month. Email us at jason [at] mediabistro [dot] com or write us on Twitter–send your tips, suggests, requests, and hopes for future GalleyCat projects.

GalleyCat Movie Theater

That’s an encore presentation of GalleyCat’s video about Hunter S. Thompson and Puerto Rico–where the young journalist wrote his novel, “The Rum Diary.” Actor and director Johnny Depp is currently adapting the book.

Every week GalleyCat editors produce a number of literary web videos, a bookish collection of author interviews, features, and book trailers. To help readers check out the content, we will occasionally feature some of the best content in the GalleyCat Movie Theater for your weekend viewing pleasure.

Last month, GalleyCat correspondent Jeff Rivera went backstage at the Literati-A-Go-Go! party. This month, Ron Hogan caught up with science fiction legend Ursula K. Le Guin for an exclusive interview about her work. To see more GalleyCat literary videos, follow this search link.

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