Commentary by Sheila English
I didn’t get to make it to the CEO panel much to my regret, so like many others I waited for PW to send out their daily review of what was going on at BEA so I could find out what was said.
Of course e-books was a hot topic and the panel had a variety of opinions. The panel included ABA CEO Oren Teicher, Workman Group publisher Bob Miller, Authors Guild’s new president Scott Turow, ICM executive v-p Esther Newberg, Ingram CEO Skip Prichard, Penguin CEO David Shanks and FSG president Jonathan Galassi. That’s a lot of publishing leadership!
Still, let’s not make it easy for the bad guys. I’m all of looking into the best way to make piracy difficult.
I love the quote in the PW magazine by Skip Prichard saying that ebooks “did not cause piracy” which is 100% correct!
Article resource: BEA Show Daily – Day 2 Publisher’s Weekly Wed. May 26, 2010