Welcome to another exciting edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show. Today Michael Kozlowski talks to Mercy Pilkington who is live at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Today the two talk about the first day of CONTEC, which is a precursor to the main book fair, and focused on digital.
Today on the show Mercy and Michael talk about some of the digital publishing and eBook companies that had newsworthy days. Paperight won an innovation award and we talked to Tarryn-Anne Anderson, chief operating officer about her company. In essence it is a network of print-on-demand copy shops that print out and sell books quickly and legally.
A number of stalwart self-publishers gave talks on the first day, such as Hugh Howey, who encouraged young authors to get into fan-fiction, as a way to grow. He also mentioned that fan-fiction often gives the original books a second wind, as people might say “whats the deal with the Silo series?”
The Frankfurt Book Fair for the first year is being swarmed by indie authors, looking to make connections and to promote their books. Porter Anderson, Mercy Pilkington and Publishing Perspectives all give advice to authors going to the fair and what they can expect.
This is a jam packed show, with lots of insider information on what happened on the first day and previews on what is happening later on today. We will be live for the Tolino Shine 2 event happening at 10:30, now if we can only find where its happening, the guidebook doesn’t even say.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.