Following last year’s controversial “New Think for Old Publishers” panel discussion at the South by Southwest festival, five publishing experts tried to host a more productive panel at this year’s event.
Today’s “A Brave New Future for Book Publishing” featured: Booksquare.com’s Kassia Krozser, BookTour.com’s Kevin Smokler, HarperStudio’s Debbie Stier, Tor.com’s Pablo Defendini, and Vook’s Matthew Cavnar. This GalleyCat editor is stuck behind a desk in NYC, but we collected the most procative Tweets from the interactive audience in Austin.
Publishing Perspectives wrote: “Smokler says future bookstore is a POD machine, coffee pot and armchairs. Sounds like a hip Kinkos, but a charmless bookstore.”
Agent Kate McKean wrote: “Publishers do not have the rights to create new content around a book willy nilly. Sounds cool, but not legal/practical.”