Lots of interesting ideas floating around this week about the future of publishing, much applicable and relevant to libraries.
The tweet stream is worth a look, too: #SSPIN09
Next up, the write up at Personanondata of Seth Godin’s lunchtime talk to the Digital Publishing Group. Excerpt of write up: “The major error being made by established publishers (and agents and authors I would add) using conventional business models, Godin says, is to see new technology and the internet as a way to make old business models work better instead of as an opportunity to destroy (no sentimentality here) and reinvent the old.” Video excerpts here (see also tweets: #digpub)
Finally, the post “a clean well-lighted place for books” at if:book – the book as a place, the evolution of bookstores, and publishers’ brands. Plus a response from a bookseller at Vroman’s Bookstore in Southern California, who also references Godin’s talk.
*Bonus: fantastic set of slides putting the use of social media in the larger context of being customer-focused from author Tara Hunt (via Lorcan Dempsey)