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Pablo Defendini Leaves Tor.com for Open Road Integrated Media

openroadlogo23.pngTor.com producer Pablo Defendini has left Macmillan, moving to work as an interactive producer at Open Road Integrated Media. Earlier this month, publicist Lisa Weinert announced she was leaving Vintage & Anchor Books to work with Open Road as well.

Defendini explained his own move: “Open Road exemplifies some of the key attributes that I think are going to be crucial for publishers to not simply weather the years to come, but to thrive in this brave new digital world: a small, lean, nimble operation with an iconoclastic and focused leadership, a willingness to branch out beyond traditional print publishing disciplines and meld them with other media, and the fearlessness necessary to embrace new technology and techniques in order to spread the word about the authors that they’re passionate about.”

Open Road recently relaunched their website, revealing new content for authors from Kensington Publishing. Last year we interviewed Defendini about his work at Tor.com and his thoughts about the future of digital publishing. Click here to listen.

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SXSW Panelists on Publishing’s Brave New Future

sxsw.jpgFollowing 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.

Soupiset took some illustrated notes. William Hertling took some traditional notes. Read the whole Twitter stream at #futurebook.

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.”

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Tor Launches Publisher Agnostic Online Store

tor.com.jpgToday Tor.com launched an innovative “publisher agnostic” online store–alongside Tor.com merchandise, the shop will also sell popular science titles, art texts, comic books, and science fiction and fantasy novels by other publishers.

The new model also lays the groundwork for Tor.com’s future e-book store, which is currently in development. This strategy enables the site’s bloggers and guests to create “special pick” lists of their favorite books–digitally hand-selling books from a giant pool of SF/F literature, irregardless of publisher.

GalleyCat caught up with Tor.com web producer Pablo Defendini to find out more: “Amazon is general community driven, this site is much more about leveraging a publisher’s ability to curate content,” he explained. “These aren’t just community members, these are people that fandom looks up to and values for their opinion. We’re not throwing everything at the reader and saying ‘Here’s some science fiction!’”