Mike Shatzkin is an author, bookseller, agent, production director, sales and marketing director, consultant, and the founder & CEO of The Idea Logical Company.
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Navigating Changes In The Publishing Industry With Mike Shatzkin
Will Barnes and Noble survive the takeover by a hedge fund company? Will Amazon Publishing continue to take market share? Will audio-first become more dominant for readers? How will AI impact the publishing industry? I discuss these things and more with Mike Shatzkin on today's episode. In the intro, Open AI releases an updated version […]
Mike Shatzkin
The Building Books podcast is thrilled to welcome publishing industry icon, Mike Shatzkin, to the show. Influenced by his father, Mike has been involved in the publishing business for nearly 50 years. He has written or co-authored six books, and is the founder and CEO of The Idea Logical Company, co-founder of Publishers Launch Conferences, and co-founder of Logical Marketing. For the past two decades, Mike has been a thought leader and among the most prominent observers of the industry’s transition to the digital era. His specialty is “change”, particularly as it relates to digital strategy and the publishing supply chain. Listen in as Glenn and Mike take a deep dive into to evolution of the publishing industry from just about every perspective imaginable. Mike also gives a little insight into his most recent book, co-authored with the late Robert Riger, which is entitled The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know®.  
Mike Shatzkin, Founder and CEO of The Idea Logical Company
Mike Shatzkin is the Founder & CEO of The Idea Logical Company. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Mike about his remarkable career, the history of major developments in book publishing spanning 50 years, and his thoughts about the future for an industry that has been experiencing constant upheaval for some time. This interview was recorded on December 7, 2017. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity. A Note About the Leanpub Backmatter Podcast This summer we split the old Leanpub podcast into two distinct podcasts: Frontmatter, which is a general interest podcast where you can listen to Leanpub authors talk with Leanpub co-founder Len Epp about their books and their areas of expertise, from data science to molecular biology, to the history of labor and management. And for those interested in the nitty-gritty of what it takes to be a successful self-published author, at the end of each episode Len asks the author about how they made their book and how they are spreading the word, and other publishing shop talk. Backmatter, a new podcast focused specifically on the publishing industry and its latest trends. In each episode Len interviews a professional from the publishing world about their background and their insider's perspective on what's happening in the huge and evolving world of book publishing.
Mike Shatzkin, Founder and CEO of The Idea Logical Company
Mike Shatzkin is the Founder & CEO of The Idea Logical Company. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Mike about his remarkable career, the history of major developments in book publishing spanning 50 years, and his thoughts about the future for an industry that has been experiencing constant upheaval for some time. This interview was recorded on December 7, 2017. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity. A Note About the Leanpub Backmatter Podcast This summer we split the old Leanpub podcast into two distinct podcasts: Frontmatter, which is a general interest podcast where you can listen to Leanpub authors talk with Leanpub co-founder Len Epp about their books and their areas of expertise, from data science to molecular biology, to the history of labor and management. And for those interested in the nitty-gritty of what it takes to be a successful self-published author, at the end of each episode Len asks the author about how they made their book and how they are spreading the word, and other publishing shop talk. Backmatter, a new podcast focused specifically on the publishing industry and its latest trends. In each episode Len interviews a professional from the publishing world about their background and their insider's perspective on what's happening in the huge and evolving world of book publishing.
TKC 416 Mike Shatzkin
Founder and CEO of the Idea Logical Company   Interview starts at 8:05 and ends at 34:24   I think it’s possible that we’re going to wake up and say we just had another black-swan event, which is that all of the big authors that have been developed over the last five years, a big share of them are Amazon authors, because they had the runway to do that, and publishers didn’t.   News “Bezos Tops Buffet as World’s Third-Richest on Amazon Rise” by Tom Metcalf at Bloomberg - July 21, 2016 Mark Mahaney on Amazon earnings (video) at Bloomberg - July 20, 2016 Amazon earnings webcast details for July 28, 2016 at 5:30 pm ET Jeff Bezos in next Star Trek movie   Tech Tip Using Time to Read on Your Kindle at The Story   Interview with Mike Shatzkin The Shatzkin Files blog Author Earnings “These Charts Show Pokémon Go’s Ridiculous Growth” by Anne VanderMey at Fortune - July 21, 2016 Pokémon Go home page Leonard Shatzkin obituary - American Booksellers Association May 20, 2002   Content Kindle Singles Classics press release - July 19, 2016 “Amazon is bringing some of the best non-fiction classics to Kindle” by Nick Statt at The Verge - July 19, 2016 Julian Fellows's recommendations for Downton Abbey lovers Comments Overdrive apps for Android and iOS Tom Semple’s LG Tone Infinim HBS-900 Wireless Stereo Headset - $71.86 at Amazon.com   Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.    Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads!
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Location
Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
5 hours, 9 minutes