Listen to Our Conversation with Sean Cranbury, Host of Books on the Radio

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Yesterday, on our online radio show, Social Media Edge, I was very pleased to get a chance to meet Sean Cranbury, who is the host of Books on the Radio.  Sean is a 20+ year veteran of the book business, and I was excited to speak with him about Publishing 3.0, which is a fascinating trend.  


In a nutshell, Publishing 3.0 is the brainchild of Richard Nash, and he will soon be launching a new project called Cursor which has the potential to make traditional publishing obsolete, in my humble opinion.  Rather than give away all of the details here, I would recommend listening to the conversation I had with Sean during the show.  Suffice it to say that it will allow authors to shape their content and build an audience for their works while they're still in progress.  The flexibility to alter content via "print on demand" is a phenomenal side benefit.


Self-publishing continues to explode, and we discussed what effect this could have on both the quantity and quality of books that are out there.  


Sean is an innovative guy, and he is involved in a good number of writing and book-related projects, as you can see by visiting his blog:  Overall, I really enjoyed getting a chance to speak with him, and I look forward to learning more about this nascent technology/industry.  


In addition to our talk, Ken Cook and I were joined by our cast of regulars: Mike Mueller, Jeremy Blanton, and T.S. Elliott (if you don't know her yet, you should get to know her).  Big kudos to our show booking agent, Cathy Browne, for finding another solid guest for us!


Click below to listen to the show in its entirety (Sean's segment begins around the midway point):




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Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Interesting idea but a little scary, too.  What about the artistic aspect of writing?   Or the concept of personal expression?  How do these fit with collaborative book writing?   

Jan 28, 2010 02:54 AM #1
Frank Kliewer
Woodinville, WA

Hi Jason, thank you for the online radio link and the interview with Sean. This publishing 3.0 concept is very dynamic and seems inevitable. As the interaction of our various communities continues to develop, sharing and creating new content will evolve as will the means of delivering it. If writers can receive a better income for their work, more power to them.

Jan 28, 2010 04:32 AM #2
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Missed the show yesterday Jason - thanks for linking it here.  I look forward to listening to your chat w/Sean after a conference call.

Jan 28, 2010 05:28 AM #3
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Jason, this sounds very intriguing!  I am going to take a listen! Thanks bro!

Jan 28, 2010 02:03 PM #4
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Kirsten - We didn't actually discuss collaborative book writing, although Sean has a collaborative fiction project with one other writer that he's working on as an online project.  I'm not sure where you got that from - perhaps just an assumption?  

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