Interview by Elizabeth Lonseth
Q: Having worked in traditional publishing and now working outside of it, you will be speaking about the New Publishing Rules at the conference. We all know that self-publishing and e books are changing the book industry. Any teasers that you want to provide?
Mick: When publishing began, it was so tightly controlled, people were killed for publishing works that weren’t officially sanctioned by the crown and church-state. It’s been a slow, grueling journey, but I argue we’re in another Guttenberg era where access to information is exploding and the old restrictions no longer apply. For instance, publishers no longer control markets. Good books can find their own audience and do quite well without them. (more…)