Surviving the Self-Publishing World and How Tech is Changing our Vacations

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The Digital Book World Conference kicks off Tuesday in Midtown Manhattan. Organizers bill the event as the most important gathering for publishing professionals when it comes to e-books and self-publishing.

At this year's event, the 1,000 or so participants will sit in on lectures and panel discussions on everything from the gamification of children's books to metadata to an issue New Tech City examined last week, the role of libraries

In this week's episode, host Manoush Zomorodi talks to former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki.  He's published 10 books through publishing houses and two books.

In addition to being a writer and publisher, Kawasaki is an angel investor, entrepreneur and a force on Twitter, where he has 1.2 million followers. 

His most recent work is APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, a guide to self-publishing, which also happens to have its own website.

Plus, the travel industry is converging this week at the annual New York Times travel show. 

New Tech City speaks with Times travel reporter Stephanie Rosenbloom about the ways technology can make travel less of a hassle and spotlights her favorite apps for your next trip.