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BookExpo America 2016

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I remembered to start the Map My Walk app on my iPhone and by the end of the day, I had hoofed over 15 miles at McCormick cruising the aisles of booths:

EAC160513 - BookExpo America Map

It brought back memories of the many trade shows past I have worked & walked and made clear that publishing is, indeed, an industry like all others. The publisher booths were impressive and put into stark relief their David & Goliath relationship with self-publishing authors.

I met Mark Coker at Smashwords, connected with a live person at IngramSpark and got a chance to get face-to-face with groups and companies that service “Independent Publishers.”

The frosting on the cake was meeting Berkeley Breathed:

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Written by M.T. Bass

May 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

Night of the Living Dead (Author)

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I guess dead men do tell tales: An email from iBooks this weekend announced that the latest book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn (R.I.P. 2013) will be released October 6, 2015. Here’s the cover:

Vince Flynn The Survivor - Complete Cover

Is traditional publishing really dying…or just busy turning bookstores into masoleums?

Facebook

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Simply the fact that less than 1 in 5 “friends” get to see what is posted — and it might be as bad as 1 in 10 — makes me think that there are better ways to spend my time:

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2015/why-facebook-cannot-help-you-sell-books/

Written by M.T. Bass

September 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm