Kim Anderson of The Reading Room Speaking to PWSD

When: Back to Calendar October 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $20.00 ($10.00 for Members)
Contact: Karla Olson

Kim Anderson is chief Executive of an online book discovery platform for readers with more than 1.3 million members, based in New York. It enables members to connect with other readers, recommend books to each other, share their reading experience, by writing reviews, starting discussion joining online reading groups. Members can also read the latest reviews from the NYT and The Guardian, consult carefully curated featured bookshelves, and track their favorite authors. The site is also ecommerce enabled and members can buy print and eBooks as competitive prices.

Kim is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX 100 listed, and the STW Group, Australia’s largest marketing communications group.

Kim's career spans a wide range of media development including book, magazine and newspaper publishing, online media, mobile and free to air television including digital and interactive formats.

Kim attended the University of Sydney and UTS before she went on to train as an editor. She was the Managing Editor of the twelve volume Bicentennial History of Australia. Originally based in Sydney as Non-fiction Publisher HarperCollins, Kim has worked for a variety of book publisher and media proprietors, including John Fairfax and Sons, Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and News Corp. In 1993 she was posted to New York to set up a new media vision for HarperCollins. In 1995 she returned and joined Publishing and Broadcasting Limited to create Australia’s number one online portal, ran digital media s for the Nine Television Network. In 2004 Kim joined Southern Star Entertainment as CEO, and was instrumental in creating the digital entity Kim Southern Cross View, creating Australia’s first talk back portal

Kim has been a Member of the Expert Advisory Panel for Law and the Humanities for the Australian Research Council, a Federation Fellows judge, a Fellow of Senate of The University of Sydney from 2004 –2011, former Chair of Sydney Talent, and a former director of the Sax Institute. She lives in New York.

Many Thanks to Robin Cutler for Sharing her Spark with PWSD

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Robin Cutler, the brains and brawn behind independent publishing and distributing powerhouse IngramSpark, gave an enlightening presentation this past weekend. From explaining how Ingram was able to merge their traditional publishing distribution with the ever expanding worlds of independent publishing and print on demand titles, to best practices with ISBNs & distributing through multiple retailers, Robin showed up to share her knowledge and experience with PWSD members, and we are all grateful!

Best of all, she was kind enough to make sure that no one would miss out on what she was able to share the members in attendance. If you weren’t able to attend, or just can’t quite remember what that last slide said, have no fear! Robin sent over her presentation slides, and you can download them right here, right now. Just click here: The Business of Independent Publishing: IngramSpark 101.

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PWSD Welcomes Thom Kephart to San Diego

We had a full-house for a wonderful presentation from Thom Kephart  of Create Space who presented to Publishers and Writer’s of San Diego this January, 2014. For those who were not able to attend, download Thom’s slides and watch the video (compliments of Chad Thompson Photography and Monkey C Media).

About PWSD

Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD): a professional association of the publishing community in San Diego, educating business-minded self-publishers and authors.

Publishers and Writers of San Diego has been serving as a forum for education, networking, and motivation since 1994. Originally founded as The San Diego Publishers Alliance, the group is comprised of members from all areas of publishing and writing — authors, self-publishers, independent publishers, editors, book packagers, designers, consultants, promotional professionals, students, and more.