Profound Insights from Publishing Business Conference Speaker Steve Wasserman
As the first week in September comes to a close, we are reminded that in just two short weeks we'll be opening the doors at the New York Marriot Marquis and welcoming in over one thousand publishers, editors, tech masters and industry vendors. As we ramp up to the big event, it only seems right to remind ourselves why we put ourselves through all the last-minute booking, speech preparation, and general stress that comes with an event such as the Publishing Business Conference & Expo.
Fittingly, we spoke with keynote speaker Steve Wasserman, editor at large at Yale University Press, who reminded us so succinctly why we do what we do and why our stories matter.
We asked: The industry has drastically changed with Amazon's growing market dominance. Can you give an example of something that hasn't changed for publishers?
He said: The quest for good storytellers is as endless as it is challenging, unchanged by technology, and will endure as long as our species survives.
To learn more about what has and hasn't changed in the Amazon era of book publishing, check out Mr. Wasserman's keynote, "The Amazon Effect Redux" on Monday September 23rd. See you at the show!
Ellen Harvey is a freelance writer and editor who covers the latest technologies and strategies reshaping the publishing landscape. She previously served as the Senior Editor at Publishing Executive and Book Business.