BEA: Malcolm Gladwell Takes Aim

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Writing on the Ether: Casting Stones at BEA

At IDPF’s Digital Book 2013 Conference at BEA, headliner Malcolm Gladwell, ahead of his forthcoming David and Goliath:

“In 10 years, best-selling authors will [still] need marketers and editors…Good marketers and editors will find a way to be relevant…[And in reference to Amazon], there’s always a pendulum that swings between disintermediation and massive intermediation.

Someone always says ‘Why do we need the middle man?’ The pendulum always swings in that direction.

Then after a while, the buyer says, ‘It’s so complicated, I’m overwhelmed. Can’t I just have my middleman back?’

And each time the pendulum swings, people assume it will never swing back.”

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Friend Grief and AIDSFriend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends by Victoria Noe

It’s been likened to a plague, but AIDS was never just a health crisis.

The second of a series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends, revisits a time when people with AIDS were also targets of bigotry and discrimination. In stories about Ryan White, ACT UP, the Names Project, red ribbons and more, you’ll learn why friends made all the difference: not just caregiving or memorializing, but changing the way society confronts the medical establishment and government to demand action.

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