Presentations

Canaries in the Coalmine: Lessons and Insights for Book Publishers from Digital Music, Video and Content Marketing

For the last four years I have presented an annual address on eBooks to the Publishers and Writers of San Diego, a 300+ member organization focused on the business of publishing and an affiliate of IBPA. This year I choose to highlight events, trends and techniques in digital video, music and online marketing and how …

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Fixed Format eBook Presentation-Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

This past weekend the San Diego chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators held a symposium titled Self-Publishing: How it Works and I was one of five panelists. I focused my presentation on what I consider to be the key differences between traditional, i.e. reflowable, eBooks and publishing eBooks for children. I’ve …

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Self-Publishers Claim Amazon Represents 85% of their eBook Sales

Some of the most difficult eBook research statistics to verify are the market share numbers for the various online retailers, in particular Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. Late last year there were reports that eBook market share for the three was 55%, 15% and 14% respectively. Then this spring Apple self-reported a 20% market …

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eBook Publishing Boot Camp 2013-14 Workshops from the Digital Publishing Café

The constant in eBook publishing is that one never stops learning. The market is moving fast with new techniques, new services and new opportunities presenting themselves almost daily. In this six day online event attendees have a chance to learn from a variety of experts in the entire range of eBook development and promotion. Event …

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eBooks and eReading-A Presentation to Publishers Writers of San Diego

eBooks and eReading-A Presentation to Publishers Writers of San Diego

This past Saturday I had the privilage of presenting to the Publishers and Writers of San Diego on the topic of eBook publishing. The title was ebooks and eReading: The Changing World of Publishing and I covered subjects such as: The state of the eBook publishing market in 2012 Key trends eBook/eReading resources Case studies …

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Publishing eBooks Presentation: Cal State University San Marcos

Publishing eBooks Presentation: Cal State University San Marcos

My friend Andrea Glass of WritersWay asked me to guest lecture at her book writing class at California State University San Marcos. She is taking her students through a six week class on writing an eBook. I lectured about the overall state of eBooks and eBook publishing, touched on corporate eBook publishing, and covered the …

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Roundtable Presentation: eBook Publishing for Businesses, Associations and Non-Profits

Announcing a new roundtable/workshop presentation for San Diego-based Founder Roundtable to take place October 6, 2011 titled: eBook Publishing for Businesses, Associations and Non-Profits: How to Develop, Market and Sell Your Organization’s Existing Content Here is a summary of the topic: The proliferation of e-reading devices like the Kindle, iPad and smartphones—together with online media …

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Publishers & Writers of San Diego (PWSD) Presentation

This past Saturday I was invited to the monthly Publishers & Writers of San Diego meeting to speak on the topic of ebook publishing. PWSD is a professional association of the San Diego publishing community dedicated to educating business-minded self-publishers and authors through networking, guest experts, open discussions, and field trips. A number of people …

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