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An eBook Summit Quote Board

HereeBookSummit100x100.gif are some notable quotables from this week’s eBook Summit, the quotes that would end up on the dry-erase board on the Summit’s college dorm room door. Reading them, one can take the measure of the conference, if not of the hopes and fears of the publishing industry as it wades into the deeper waters of the digital revolution.

“We certainly are getting a lot of resumes.”
-Jane Friedman (Open Road Media).

“Define what you’re good at and what you enjoy and what you need to do.”
-Katty Kay (BBC News)

“Google can be very disruptive.”
-Brandon Badger (Google)

“Make your content more interactive.”
-Steve Haber (Sony)

“$9.99 is a predatory pricing practice by Amazon. It’s an attack on literature so Amazon can control the industry.”
-Bob Livosi (Books on Board)

“The people who buy a Kindle, after they buy a Kindle, they buy a lot more books”
-Joshua Benton (Harvard)

While in the digital era all things may be possible, they may not necessarily be profitable. (paraphrase)
-Brendan Cahill, Open Road Media

“I suppose we could sum up this entire two-day conference under the headline ‘too early to tell.’”
-Steve Wasserman (Kneerim & Williams)

Dan Costa (PC Magazine): “What can writers do to survive?”
Matt Shatz (Random House): “Write Code.”

“The kid with a blog has more distribution than I did for my first eight books.”
-Douglas Rushkoff

“It’s not all over, but it’s all over for some of us.”
-Douglas Rushkoff

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