Books are the new vinyl.
As the digital age sucks more and more books into your iPad or Kindle, the need to have the physical in front of you that you can touch and feel and look at becomes an obsession. Yes, we want e-books and audio books, but just as the resurgence of vinyl has created a new cult status, so will the printed book, beautiful in all it’s physical glory. Interesting stories, innovative ideas and visual content demands a physical component. Rynda Laurel (curator) will discuss the topic with Chuck D (Public Enemy/Enemy Books) and Awful Things & In Case We Die Author Danny Bland (Subpop, Fantagraphics) and maybe a surprise guest or two.
Where do you start? How to motivate and get to the end product.
How easy is it to publish a book – digital or physical?
How and why to come up with innovative content ideas. (Like a haiku photo book?)
Why partnerships with art galleries, fan funding, crowd sourced books, and collaborations are the future.
How and why are record labels getting into the act? (Like Subpop and Third man Books)