Love Blurb? Care about the future of books? Then please take a few minutes to vote us into the South by Southwest Interactive Festival.
This year, SXSW is asking for feedback on which panel proposals should make the cut for the March 2007 event, described on their Web site as “ground zero for the world’s most creative web developers, designers, bloggers, wireless innovators and new media entrepreneurs.” Blurb’s panel idea, submitted by our founder and CEO Eileen, is among those being considered. But we need your votes to get her into the final round.
Here’s the gist of Eileen’s session:
The Future of the Book: Dead or Alive?
How will information survive? Will digital archiving keep our information and memories intact, or will we lose more bits than we save? What do books mean in the digital age? Will old-time publishing survive? Who are the real bookmakers today? What does it mean today that anyone can be their own publisher?
Do you think Eileen’s panel should make the cut? Just click here and use the category filter to pull up DIY/Creativity to vote.
Voting ends Oct. 13, so vote sooner than later. Thanks so much for your support. Long live the book!
To let you know we’re in good company, check out some of SXSW’s past and future speakers: Craig Newmark of Craigslist; Caterina Fake of Flickr; John Battelle of FM Media; Mena Trott of Six Apart; Jory Des Jardins, Lisa Stone, and Elisa Camahort of BlogHer; Kathy Sierra of the Head First Book Series; and Tony Pierce of LA ist.