The publishing industry has brought us every book at this festival, but this industry has undergone massive change in response to the digital revolution and faces pressure from companies such as Amazon. How does the publishing industry work today? What are the challenges for new authors? Smaller independent publishers are thriving; how is this happening despite the consolidation of the “Big 5” publishing houses? The experts offer facts, observations, and opinions: Join the conversation!
Ethan Nosowsky is Editorial Director at Graywolf Press. He has edited books by Jeffery Renard Allen, Hilton Als, Kevin Barry, David Byrne, Vikram Chandra, Geoff Dyer, Dave Eggers, Sarah Manguso, Maggie Nelson, and Jenny Offill, among many others.
Mark Ouimet is Vice President and General Manager of Ingram Publisher Services. Prior to joining Ingram, he was with North Atlantic Books and Publishers Group West.
David Streitfeld is a reporter for the New York Times covering digital technologies. He was a member of the team that won a 2013 Pulitzer for explanatory journalism, and is the editor of “Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview and Other Conversations” and a forthcoming book on Philip K. Dick.
Mark Tauber is the senior vice president and publisher of HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins. Tauber has acquired over 60 New York Times bestsellers by authors including Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and Paulo Coelho.
Steve Wasserman is publisher and executive director of Heyday Books and served as a principal architect of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books when he was editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review from 1996 to 2005.