Later this month at the annual BookExpo America in New York City, CCC’s Skott Klebe plans a look at “The Arc of Publishing,” examining the characteristics of market disruption, and how they apply in the changing world of eBook publishing, with special attention to the author-direct publishing model currently gaining attention on the Kindle and Nook. He recently gave a preview to colleague Chris Kenneally.
Klebe’s presentation this winter to the Tools of Change conference caught the ear of Andrew Albanese from Publishers Weekly. “Klebe’s point: with technology, the wars [over e-books will] never really end,” Albanese noted enthusiastically. “There is constant tension between innovators, and entrenched interests.”