After a period of intense economic concentration, the publishing industry faces a new challenge: digital books. Printing and logistics costs have plummeted. Short print runs and immense catalogues become viable. Suddenly your book can be purchased and delivered worldwide at the click of a button—and that’s not marketing hype. What does this mean for the author? As new industries arise to help and to exploit writers, how can you tell the difference? When does it make sense to go digital? In a situation which changes nearly daily, what are the dangers to avoid? The possibilities to explore? Laurel Zuckerman—author, editor, and former logistics systems specialist—shares her findings in a open discussion with other PWW writers. Presenter: Laurel Zuckerman is the author of Sorbonne Confidential and Les Rêves Barbares du Professeur Collie. An HEC graduate and long-time resident of France, Laurel's wickedly humorous account of her attempt to pass an elite exam for English teachers caused uproar here. Her essays and interviews have appeared in Hommes et Commerces, Cahiers Pédagogiques, The Paris Times, Le Point, Le Monde, Le Monde de l'Education, The Guardian, The Times, as well as on France 24, TF1, RFI, and the BBC. A former e-procurement systems specialist, Laurel edits Paris Writers News and talent scouts for a new publishing venture. (Lzuckerm)
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