Steven Spatz, Chief Marketing Officer for BookBaby reports from the front lines at Book Expo America:
Day One at this year’s BEA event in New York City saw BookBaby participate in U-Pub-U, a pre-show event targeted towards aspiring writers seeking to learn more about the self-publishing phenomena sweeping the publishing world. Over 500 would-be authors attended a day filled with panel discussions and lectures from industry experts around the globe
BookBaby President Brian Felsen participated in the Jump On The Right Side Of Publishing panel, devoted to tips, advice and case studies of self-publishing success stories.
Richard Nash seems to be everywhere lately. The current issue of Poets & Writers features a Q&A with this very busy editor/publisher/entrepreneur/idea-guy, and recent issues of the same magazine have given major coverage and praise to some of the authors he champions (Portland’s very own Vanessa Veselka among them). Besides that, he’s involved with several projects (Red Lemonade, Small Demons, etc.) that hope to “disrupt” (excuse the buzz-word) the usual way things get written, read, sold, and talked about in the world of publishing. Chief among these noble experiments is Cursor, a social platform that seeks to power the future of independent publishing.