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Kate and I are at the kick-off of the O'Reilly Tools of Change Conference in NYC. People from all over the world are here for this year's conference; the MC just told us that attendance tripled over last year's inaugural conference in San Jose (Todd and Dylan were there).
Today there are two articles
February 11, 2008
Frans Johansson's Medici Effect is now available for free as a pdf download from his website.
It is an interesting experiment for him and his publisher Harvard Business School Press to see if you can give it away and improve sales of a two and a half year old book. Love seeing this kind of experimentation.
February 08, 2008
This summer, 800-CEO-READ will become Porchlight Book Company.
August 07, 2019
By Blyth Meier
Our business book bestsellers for the month of May, 2016
June 02, 2016
In the current issue of Inc. Magazine you'll find a short article on companies using children's books (or similar formats) to pitch their messages.
PR Fairy Tales: Pitches Disguised as Children's Books
Entrepreneurs have a habit of describing their companies in David-and-Goliath terms.
June 03, 2008
Each year, in late May or early June, thousands of authors, booksellers and publishers convene for the annual BookExpo America. This year BEA is in Los Angeles. It's quite a sight.
May 02, 2008
The following is my letter to the editors of Fast Company Magazine on Elizabeth Spiers recent column in their publication. You can read Spiers column here. Kate wrote about it earlier in the week, and I couldn't let it pass either.
March 21, 2008
There's a message from Jeff Bezos on Amazon's home page describing the company's success with the Kindle. According to Bezos, Amazon sold out of the device within the first 5. 5 hours after its announcement, and have been struggling to keep up with manufacturing.
March 20, 2008
Seth recently critiqued newspapers and book publishers' focus on paper as the vehicle to spread information.
If you think your job is to keep the printers busy, then you see the world differently. You focus on per issue sales, you worry about people sharing a paper (!
June 09, 2008
All opinions on Kindle aside, have you seen its packaging? Pretty spiffy.
* Image from Bad Banana Blog.
December 11, 2007