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Tackling #GIRLBOSS: A Trendsetter Roundtable

#GIRLBOSS by entrepreneur and businesswoman Sophia Amoruso has shaken up the genre of business books in more ways than one. It’s being described as Lean In for young women, and Amoruso is definitely not your typical business woman. In the book, she confesses to thieving, hating school, and how she used Myspace to build her original fanbase. In a book that’s part how-to and part memoir, Amoruso outlined the rise of her clothing company, Nasty Gal. Editors Kimberly and Samantha sat down to talk about what takeaways Trendsetters could take away […]

Book Jobs, Not by the Book: Adam Witty

Elisabeth sits down to talk with Adam Witty, Founder and CEO of Advantage Media, one of  Inc’s “30 under 30” best young entrepreneurs of 2011—and a man whose book career has definitely not been by the book.     Is it a bird? Is it a plane? … Is it a publisher? All I needed to know was that Adam Witty is in book business and was named one of Inc magazine’s “30 under 30” for 2011—and I was emailing his publicist within 5 minutes to set up an interview for […]

Bringing Business into the Picture: Round Table Companies’ Graphic Novels

If you’ve read Rachel Stark’s first post about the closure of Tokyopop in May 2011, (and are looking forward to her next installment), then you know we’ve been thinking a lot about the state of Graphic/Comic publishing business in the US and around the world. A large part of Rachel’s investigation is into whether we’re currently at a turning point with graphic novels, and if so, from where we’re turning. Others in my age bracket might remember both the manga boom of the early 2000’s and the US publication of […]