VIDEO: Neil Gaiman’s Keynote at the 2013 London Book Fair’s Digital Minds Conference

Some interesting comments throughout this speech…particularly about ebooks, ebook reading, and the future of books.

(Thanks, too, to Falls Into Writing, who provides a Full Transcription.)

[via The Lensman's Children]

2 thoughts on “VIDEO: Neil Gaiman’s Keynote at the 2013 London Book Fair’s Digital Minds Conference”

  1. This is a brilliant speech…as are most things from NeilHimself. There is much wisdom in the idea of spreading your work far and wide and trying to build a fanbase, and in supporting readers, even those of very modest means, in the hopes that someday they will choose to support you when they have more discretionary income in the future. People love to actively support the creators whose works they enjoy.

    The traditional publishing route has served some authors very well in the past and perhaps in the future. But I suspect self-publishing is going to be a great way to serve another, very large group of authors who choose not to go the traditional route, while giving them the freedom to write and publish whatever stories they want to (for better or worse :) ).

    — Bill Smith
    http://www.BillSmithBooks.com, http://www.OutlawGalaxy.com

  2. This reminds of Amanda F. Palmer’s TedTalk. I guess it’s no surprise that they have similar philosophies on connecting with their audience.

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