Two words sure to help you jump start 2012: Joel Osteen. Whether you read his latest book Every Day A Friday: How to be Happier 7 Days a Week or watch his televised sermons, I am sure he will inspire you. Yesterday, I reflected on my visit to Lakewood. Here is my interview with Pastor Joel Osteen.
Pastor Osteen has a consistent message of encouragement and hope. That inspirational message resonates with the members of his home church and also with the millions who tune in to his weekly broadcast.
Seth Godin recently wrote a post in response to my Huffington Post interview on the Future of the Book. In it, he claimed that the long tail has hit the book business hard, and e-books will exceed a million new titles in 2012. Because of this, all of the ideas I discuss (which he calls “breathtaking visions of the future” like embedded video and audio, plot twists, or alternative endings) he characterizes as “economically ridiculous.” The reason is because the explosion of titles will force production costs down and, therefore, there will be no room for any enhancements for the book.