Read all of PW's SXSW Interactive 2013 coverage here. We'll be updating this page regularly over the course of the show, so be sure to check back for up-to-date info on all the latest news.
Lots to Choose From at SXSW 2013
This was PW’s third year at SXSW Interactive, the annual technology festival in Austin, Tex., and it may have been the toughest year to cover. While SXSW remains a great venue for discovering tech trends (and tech personalities), this year’s show offered as many challenges as insights.
Marvel, Comixology and the Growth of Digital Comics
Comics were easy to spot at this year's SXSW with high profile appearances by Comixology and Marvel as well as cartoonists Matthew Inman delivering a keynote address and Ted Rall offering a short presentation on models of syndication for political cartoonists.
Napster Founders Talk Digital Future
In one of the "big think" panels that took place on the last day of SXSW Interactive, the two Sean's behind Napster, spoke with other thinkers and entrepreneurs about where they see the future headed, touching on concepts ranging from online community to potential models that allow artists to reach their fans, while still being compensated.
SXSW 2013: Photos From the Show
South by Southwest Interactive 2013 kicked off in Austin, Tex., on Friday, March 8. The five-day digital blitz is a showcase of start-ups and everything new in digital. Click through for some photos from the show.
SXSW 2013: For Graphic Novels, Unconventional is the New Conventional
The DIY and maker ethic runs through much of this year's SXSW Interactive, including a panel called "Publishing Graphic Novels in the Kickstarter Era," moderated by PW senior news editor Calvin Reid.
Self-Publishing, David Carr, and the 'Theology of Free'
Despite a year at SXSW Interactive that seems to have both a big spurt in attendance and fewer book publishing focused panels, there were still some useful discussions of the evolution of publishing in the digital era and its financial underpinnings.
Mobile Is the Future of Retail
At a panel called Retail Is Going Mobile, which took place during a block of panels about retailing (#mobilesaturday) at SXSW Interactive on Saturday, an executive from Walmart, along with CEOs of various mobile shopping apps, offered a glimpse into the way mobile technology is changing the retail experience today, and where this technology may take us in the future.
For Digital Long Form, Experimentation Ahead
The future of independent digital long form journalism and publishing looks a lot like its recent past, based on a SXSW panel discussion featuring editors at The Morning News, The Millions, and the Bygone Bureau: trying new things and hoping for the best. But the core mission remains publishing good content and creating a quality reading experience. The money will follow -- maybe.
What’s Brewing for Publishing at This Year’s Fest: SXSW 2013 Preview
What do authors Douglas Rushkoff, Bob Garfield, Mathew Inman, Amy Webb, Nate Silver, and Eddie Huang have in common? All of them, including several editors from Publisher Weekly, will be attending SXSW Interactive, the annual technology festival in Austin, Tex., held this year from March 8–12.