Co-Creating Value with Customers – DBW Series

In a stroke of what can only be called good fortune, Digital Book World has given me the opportunity to write a series of articles about applying the principles of value co-creation to publishing. Over the next several months, I’ll be circling around the topic in general as well as providing specific examples. Look for […]

Interview at Turnstyle News

Noah Nelson at Turnstyle News interviews me about participatory entertainment, shared story worlds, and transmedia. This interview could have easily gone on for hours – so much to cover, between transmedia, fandom, shared worlds, religion, education, the ‘Transmedia, Hollywood 2’ conference, etc. Plus, Noah’s got some cool creative ideas of his own (which he […]

Copyright Conundrum

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A year ago I wrote an email to someone about an idea about how to address some of the issues I saw in copyright without requiring a change to current legislation. A recent conversation reminded me of the idea, so I dug it up, brushed it off, and expanded on it. Here’s the result. I […]

The Writer’s Dilemma: More Money or More Rights?

Earlier today I tossed out a question to the twitterverse: “Attn writers: Would you prefer to be paid more for your work (and have less rights) or be paid less (and have more rights)?” My suspicion was that in a digital era where self-publishing is taking an increasingly larger piece of the traditional publishing’s pie, […]

Looking for Collaborative Commercial Entertainment Examples


I’m launching a new project and am looking for entertainment properties that meet a specific set of criteria: 1) Commercial The property has to be commercial in nature, meaning there is a legal way to monetize content in the property. 2) Participatory The property must provide a means for audiences to participate in the property […]