Join Jane Litte, of Dear Author and Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches/Trashy Books and Kirkus Book Reviews in an interactive discussion for publishers, programmers, designers and device manufacturers on what real life book readers like, dislike, want to see, and couldn’t care less about when it comes to ereading devices, gadgets, platforms and apps. Jane and Sarah will demo devices, apps and more. This is a great opportunity to experience what readers experience when they experience your content digitally.
Jane Litte runs the popular book review site, DearAuthor.com, a site peopled with voracious readers, authors, editors and agents within the publishing community. From its inception 5 years ago, DearAuthor has focused on technology for the reader, recognizing that women are the greatest consumers of books and book media. Jane’s “how to” articles on ebook reading are republished on RTBookReviews.com and linked to via library websites, kindle forums, mobileread, Wired, and other major internet venues. Jane is the editor of an upcoming collection of erotic stories to be published by Berkley, a division of Penguin, this winter. You can find jane on Twitter via her @jane_l handle or via email jane at dearauthor.com.
Sarah Wendell is co-author of the book, Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels, and co-founder of Smart Bitches Trashy Books.com, one of the most popular blogs examining romance fiction. The site specializes in reviewing romance novels, pondering the history and future of the genre in digital form and in print, and bemoaning the enormous prevalence of bodacious pectorals adorning male cover models. In fall 2011, Sarah’s next book, Everything I Know About Love, I Learned From Romance Novels, will be published by Sourcebooks.
A frequent speaker at national and regional conferences, Sarah will be the keynote speaker at PubCamp, part of the 2011 SXSW interactive, and at the 2011 Book Bloggers Convention, held prior to Book Expo America. Sarah has been quoted in People Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, USA Today, The New York Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Metro: New York, and Publishers Weekly. Sarah can be reached at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom, or via Twitter at @smartbitches.
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