Books in Browsers: Toward ‘More Webby’ Books

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By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson

Writing on the Ether: Toward ‘More Webby’ Books

[dropcap style=”flat” size=”5″]W[/dropcap]hen the industry! the industry! isn’t working up a lather about Amazon‘s latest innovation, it’s busy scheduling conferences into October. An odd fixation on this month creates schedule conflicts, strained travel budgets, “conference fatigue.” Sometimes we even see dueling conferences scheduled against each other on the same day in the same venue, splitting the audience and guaranteeing that everyone misses something.

But even those of us living out of suitcases in October are glad to see Books in Browsers arrive—a chance to remember that the way to reconnect with the oldest instincts of storytelling is not to retreat, but to look for the newest potentials in our trade.

That’s what Books in Browsers is about, and I’ll briefly highlight a few of the sessions scheduled for the conference to give you an idea of why it makes sense to look in on it, on Twitter or on video, if you have a chance.

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