Dispatches from the Digital Revolution
Are you planning to be at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Boston this week? Since the conference is on our home turf, five of our staff members and contributors will represent Appazoogle in a digital publishing panel at the conference on Thursday, March 7. The panel, “The Cutthroat World of Ebooks: A Primer,” will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Hynes Convention Center, room 306, Level 3.
Presenters will include Appazoogle staff members Leah Thompson, Claire Ivett, and Erica Hartnett, as well as former guest writers Iris Febres and Andy Dost. The panel will cover the basics of digital publishing: what ebooks are; how digital publishing has disrupted the normal book life cycle; and how these disruptions are changing things for a variety of stakeholders—from librarians to authors. The program description:
This panel looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly in publishing’s digital revolution. Discussion will include key topics like the agency model, the Department of Justice lawsuit, issues in digital rights management, and more. For writers, publishers, or anyone involved with the written word, this panel is an overview of some of the critical issues that are shaping the digital publishing discussion.
We hope to see you there! For more information on AWP, visit their conference website: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/overview.