What might the future of publishing look like? Join a panel of local technophiles who remains connected to the world of print in one way or another as they discuss the challenges and opportunities book publishers may face in this technology driven world.
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Dom Sagolla helped create Twitter.com. With 140 Characters: A Style Guide to the Short Form, Sagolla aims to do for Twitter and other social networking sites what Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style did for good writing via lessons in grammar and composition. A handbook for an emerging class of writers and journalists, this book is written to include readers in the evolution of Twitter and the short format.
Matt Stewart made headlines worldwide when he released his debut novel, The French Revolution, on Twitter. He has since sold the novel to a traditional publisher, but you can still follow along at @thefrenchrev. At his day job, Matt leads marketing for an environmental nonprofit which recently released the world’s first personalizable music video. He previously directed PR and social media campaigns for leading technology companies, including the Wikimedia Foundation, SanDisk, Ricoh and Adobe.
Kul Wadhwa is the Wikimedia Foundations Head of Business Development. He has more than a decade of management and business development experience, including senior roles at a variety of high-tech start-ups such as CyberTrust Japan, B.U.G., and Pangea2, where he worked on deals throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. Kul has an M.A. in international policy studies and a B.A. in political science, both from Stanford. He speaks Japanese, as well as some Portuguese and Spanish.
Moderator — Tech Journalist and SFWeekly Web Editor Alexia Tsotsis attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA where she majored in Writing and Art. She moved to New York City shortly after graduating to work in the Entertainment/Media industry. After four years of living in New York City and attending New Media Business courses at New York University she moved to San Francisco in order to continue her career in new media — exploring the relationship between the technology industry and culture through her reporting for the SFWeekly.
Monday, October 26, 2009, 12:30 to 2:30
Salon Meeting Room at Hotel Rex
562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA (between Powell and Mason)
Please RSVP BEFORE Wednesday October 21, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org with your lunch choice:
1. Grilled Thai beef salad
2. Eggplant parmesan with tomato basil coulis and melted mozzarella cheese (vegan option available)
All meals include dessert (Meyer Lemon Tar with Berry Compote and Crème Chantilly!), bread and butter, and soda, coffee, and assorted teas.
- NCBPMA Members: $30.00
- Non-members: $40.00
Payable at the event by cash or check made out to NCBPMA. We cannot
accept credit cards, sorry. RSVP cancellations must be received at least
3 business days prior to the event or you will be billed. Thank you for
Hotel Rex is located at 562 Sutter Street between Powell and Mason. The
nearest BART station is POWELL. For driving directions, visit: