PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
1:06 – 1:30 OPEN
Will Amazon’s self-publishing put publishers out of a job?
Amazon has expanded from a book-seller to a book-publisher. This fall, it is accelerating the number of books it publishes, with 122 brand-name fiction and nonfiction books lined up. The company already scared publishers with the release of its Kindle Fire, which Amazon branded as an “end-to-end service,” enabling Amazon to single-handedly publish, promote and deliver a book. Having already shrunk the market for bookstores, will Amazon now shrink the need for other publishers as well? Or will enough writers still want an agent to assist with the business side of writing? Does this threat to publishing companies bother you or are you happy to have it all done under one Amazonian roof?
Jack Perry, a publishing consultant
Jim Fusilli, author of six novels as well as the rock and pop music critic of The Wall Street Journal. His next book is being published by Amazon.
2:06 – 2:39
Is our quest for diversity racist?
Abigail Fisher was denied admission to the
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the school of law at the
Vikram Amar, professor of law, UC Davis
Peter Wood, anthropologist and author of “Diversity: The Invention of Concept”. He is a critic of the Grutter decision.
Peter Schuck, professor at
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
From the tomato fields of California to Harvard Medical School: the life of Dr. Q
Alfredo started his academic life at a
Dr. Alfredo Quinones Hinojosa, professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at