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Hugh McGuire

Hugh has been hacking book culture and its relationship to the web for a about eight years now. He’s the founder of PressBooks, an online book publishing platform built on WordPress, and of, the largest library of free, public domain audiobooks in the world, all read by volunteers. He’s the founder of the small commercial audiobook company, Iambik Audiobooks, and the co_editor, with Brian O’Leary, of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto: Essays from the bleeding edge of publishing (O’Reilly). Hugh has talked about the future of publishing around the world, and his work has appeared in various places in print, bits and audio, including: the New York Times, Forbes, the LA Times, BBC Radio, the New Yorker, CBC Radio, NPR, Techcrunch and Pando Daily.