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Big Publishers: Can the Spanish Armada transform into the British Fleet?
Can big publishers change enough to address how today’s students learn, educator’s teach, and shifting business models associated with both? In the US textbook market we have three very large players. Big publishers have process, coordination, and business accountability issues which are far less of a hindrance to smaller organizations. The result is that larger organizations can’t change quickly. While all publishers are concerned with make quarterly numbers and hitting academic deadlines a large corporate infrastructure while necessary for a large organization limits the ability of that organization to adapt to market demands.
How does the move from print to digital look different for large publishers versus smaller organizations? Schools continue to adopt instructional resources and either ask that the electronic version be included with the print, ask for a class set of print and a digital version for students, or only want the digital version… sometimes only a few chapters! We will discuss how publishers, small and large, can make it through this morass and emerge successfully in a digital first world. We’ll touch on tools and technical standards that can ease this transition.
Take a seat at as guests take a bite out of questions like:
What role are big publishers playing in the future?
What opportunities does this leave for smaller organizations?
Is it sustainable to provide both print and digital assets?
Is it the job of the publisher to lead innovation or to reflect innovation and change?
1.Jaume Barceló, Director, Vicens Vives
2.Dick Casabonne, CEO, Cassabonne Associates
3.Dan Caton, President, Wittel/Morris Strategic Consulting
Welcome to the first of many programs featuring authors, editors, and other industry professionals. For those who are looking to get into the publishing industry or just want to learn more about their favorite authors, this show is for you. Each episode we will talk about a different aspect of the industry from writing to publishing to taxes. A new guest will be on each show to talk about their experiences, their skills, and offer advice to our listeners. Come join us for a lively and fun discussion on a vibrant and growing industry.
Kevin King and Lydia King founded Tru. Entertainment Magazine in January of 2011.
Kevin came from a background in photography and graphic art design and have
photographed some of the industry’s most famous and influential entertainment
Lydia is a former musician and staff-writer for multi- platinum and diamond award
winning Production Company, Flyte Tyme Productions. She's also written for various
performers and celebrities over the years earning a Gold record for penning a song
written for the highly popular 1980's pop group (The Jet's) "Believe" album.
Through perseverance, time, and talent these two self-taught publishers are now three
years and 24 issues into the production of the promotional magazine which is loved by
both fans, indie artists and celebrities alike. They work diligently to provide a publication
like no other and the 10 million + readers that they reach every month via Tru's;
website, digital editions, print editions, social media sites and live events can't seem to
get enough of TRU.
The King's prove that highlighting the positive in an industry that far too often suffers
from slander and negative promotion will work to encourage artists and celebrities to
change their outlook on the press and media altogether. Celebrities from all walks of the
entertainment world, legends and icons flock to 'Tru' to give their "TRU"th to the world.
Last but certainly not least, the King's believe in giving back. Fifty percent of Tru.
Entertainment Magazine's net proceeds are used to fund the One Love, One Mission
Movement. A foundation they've established to help homeless persons throughout
communities across the nation. "TRU"LY stand out.
The publishing industry is a fluid and vibrant industry made up of a lot of professionals, and has been around for a long time. For those looking to get into the industry it can seem a daunting task. For those who are just getting started knowing the ins and outs can also be a bit tricky. This show will feature guests from all areas of the industry to give the most up to date and factual information for authors, readers, and other industry people. Our guests include literary agents, publishers, editors, designers, authors, and many other industry people. Topics will range from discussions about books, to taxes, to dealing with piracy. There will be a chance to chat with the guest for those listening in to get their questions answered.
It's Your favorite Urban Fiction Hosts K.C. Baylor and Santiago here with more information about the publishing industry. This weeks show is about Publishing Contracts. It's a crazy game writer's and publishers play and knowing what the expectations are should be spelled out in the contract. Everything isn't always what it seems so avoid future gripes by learning the lingo before you sign on the dotted line.
Learn what to expect in your publishing contract here with Urban Fiction News Radio. We make publishing sexy! Don't forget to share and follow to receive updates on future shows. If you'd like to be featured visit www.urbanfictionnews.com
Mellissa Thomas is a Jamaica-born author, award-winning screenwriter, poet, freelance writer and manuscript editor currently available for hire. She’s a decorated U.S. Navy veteran with Entertainment Business Masters and Film Bachelors degrees from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL.
She has been published in Caribbean Today, Florida National News, Westside Gazette, Orlando Fashion Magazine and several others; and has posted on popular blogs, including Men with Pens, Successful Blogging, and Under30CEO.
She has also published six books: From a Babe: A Weekly Devotional, From a Babe Small Group Bible Study Workbook, Abstracted, Faded Diamonds, and the newly released Crooked Beauty: Words on Our Imperfect Life, and In the Rough, all available on Amazon.com and all major online bookstores.
Author Frank Monahan is not only an acclaimed children's book author of The Stanley and Norman Series, but he is also the President and CEO of the independent publishing company Rocket Science Productions.
The Stanley and Norman Series is currently a series of four books, with more on the way. They are about Frank's two real-life basset hounds, Stanley and Norman the "bad boy basset brothers"!
Each story has a leason for children, from how to listen to your parents, to how to make friends, and all about diet and excercise. Lovingly illustrated by high school art teacher, Deb Fitzgerald, she is also the next door neighbor of the "bad boy basset brothers" and knows them well :)
Frank also takes his books, and his bassets, to schools around the country to read to the children and teach/inspire them about writing and publishing. He has been well received and adored by the students and teachers a like for the 7 years he has been touring schools. If you would like him to visit your elementary school, see our contact information at www.stanleyandnorman.com.
Frank is also a business owner and independent publisher. Rocket Science Productions was founded in 2006 and has over 100 titles published. They are always looking for new authors.
Griff Montgomery, Quarterback :First and Ten Series Book 1~
Ten years ago, Griff Montgomery, star quarterback of the Kings and womanizer, became a stand-in father for his widowed sister’s kids. His happy family life collapsed when she and her new husband moved to California. Griff wanted his own family. But where does a “player” go to find his ideal mate? Surely not the courthouse!
Having sworn off marriage forever, Lauren Farraday barely kept her life together after her divorce. With her career shaky and depression closing in, the last thing she needed was a courtroom battle with a sexy athlete.
Forced, by a judge, to communicate, the pair came to an uneasy truce. Wary of Griff’s reputation with women, and hiding a secret, Lauren holds on to her heart. Unwilling to risk another tragedy in her life, she keeps him at arm’s length. Can the quarterback handle the truth or will he walk away, like he has in the past?
The last time author Monice Mitchell Simms was on my show she did such a phenomenal job I had to invite her back.
Every writer knows the importance of editing, yes? It is what makes your work flow with ease. However, for many it is the bane of their writing experience. Monice will discuss best practices for editing and ways to make it a much easier task. Hooray!
If you are an Authorpreneurs (a phrase Monice coined) and love networking with other writers, this conversation is for you. Listen in and be inspired -again.
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, we've brought together a panel of 4 poets to share their poetry in a 2-hour special.
National Poetry Month was inspired by the success of Black History Month, held each February, and Women's History Month, held in March. In 1995, the Academy of American Poets convened a group of publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary organizations, poets, and teachers to discuss the need and usefulness of a similar month long holiday to celebrate poetry. The first National Poetry Month was held in 1996. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Our guest poets will read their works (as many as they wish during their segment); answer a question or two from host and hostess; and take questions or comments from you, the audience.
Here's the line up:
8:00-8:30: Andresia RealshtzPoet; www.Facebook.com/RealshtzPoetry
8:30-9:00: LadyDivine; www.LadyDivineNC.com
Intermission: Kenya Eugene's song, My Joy; https://youtu.be/HsKLdc8W1C0
9:00-9:30: Ci Ci Keenan; www.Facebook.com/CiCiKeenan and
9:30-10-00: Question and Answer open to the listeners
Come for the poetry! Stay for the Q & A!
Please join us today, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST for a live show with our host Denise Messenger and special guest April Shenandoah. April Shenandoah has gone from show business to God’s business, which has never been more evident than in her latest book, “Your Tongue Determines Your Destiny” (Harrison House Publishers). She is is a former actress, political activist and television host. We will be discussing how she healed herself of rheumatoid arthritis, and the serious illness that brought her near death while writing her book. April will teach us how our life mirrors what we speak, producing fruit, be it rotten or sweet. Positive thoughts lead to positive speech and vice versa. Learn how you can reverse your situation by changing your speech habits today. You asked for it and we deliver!
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