I only caught the tail end of a segment on “Talk of the Nation” today, but the discussion about marketing, author participation, and the inevitable “Future of Publishing” sounded very interesting. The panel included
- Peter Osnos, Founder of Public Affairs Books and Former Vice President at Random House
- Tina Brown, founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast
- ZZ Packer, author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
I heard them discussing the changing role of authors–ie, it’s not enough to just write a good book–was it ever just enough?.
Details are here. The audio file should be available soon.–David E