Michael Wolf, the Vice President of Research at GigaOm, today released a podcast interview with me. You can access it here at his podcast site, Elitzr.
It was a wide-ranging conversation. We talked about our progress at Smashwords; best practices of the most successful indie authors; why a great book is an author's single most important marketing tool; ebooks as apps; how the power of publishing is shifting to indie authors and small publishers; the future of Big Publishers; the changing attitudes toward self-publishing; and what's next for Smashwords.
My thanks to Michael Wolf for helping to shine a bright light on indie ebook revolution.
What Can Big Publishers Learn from Self-Publishers?
This Thursday at 10am Pacific, I'm participating in a free O'Reilly webcast titled, What Traditional Publishers Can Learn from Self-Publishers.
Fellow panelists include Chad Jennings of Blurb, Pete Nikolai of Thomas Nelson Publishers, and Bob Young of Lulu. Click here to register and learn more.
The panel is led by the amazing Joe Wikert, General Manager and Publisher at O'Reilly Media. Joe also writes the Publishing 2020 blog. A bit of trivia: Back in early 2008, Joe was among the first three people to receive an advance sneak peak of the Smashwords platform pre-launch. The other two were David Rothman, the founding editor of Teleread, and Eoin Purcell in Ireland.
REPLAY AVAILABLE: Click here to listen to the archived replay until September 22, 2011.