Gary's Book Club

presented by Barnes & Noble

LVCC, Grand Lobby, Consumer Technology Association Center Stage Tech East

Gary's Book Club showcases the works of prominent authors in the tech industry.

Attendees have the opportunity to meet the authors, purchase books through Barnes & Noble and have their copies signed.

Book signings at the Gary’s Book Club Booth will follow dynamic discussions by the authors on the Consumer Technology Association Stage.

See all the speakers on the CTA Stage. >

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Dan Ackerman

The Tetris Effect: The Game That Hypnotized the World 

Tetris is perhaps the most popular video game ever made. How did a Soviet programmer create a product which has now earned nearly $1 billion in sales? Alexey Pajitnov had a love for pentominoes and became obsessed with turning it into a computer game. In this fast-paced business story, reporter Dan Ackerman reveals how Tetris became one of the world’s first viral hits.

Interview: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2 PM
Book Signing: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2:30 PM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his book. (PDF)

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Frank Aycock

21st Century Television: The Players, the Viewers, the Money

21st Century Television: The Players, The Viewers, The Money is about the future of television — where it’s heading and how it’s changing. The book discusses the major players — both Legacy and New Media — the changing television viewer, and groundbreaking ways the television industries can survive and thrive economically in this rapidly-changing technological environment. This book is a blueprint for success and a must for television professionals around the world.

Interview: Saturday, Jan. 7, 1 PM
Book Signing: Saturday, Jan. 7, 1:30 PM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his book. (PDF)

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Rohit Bhargava

Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the Future 

For the past seven years, Rohit Bhargava has curated 15 non-obvious trend predictions every year. In Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the Future, Bhargava shares new research into 15 trends in marketing, economics, culture, media and technology. The book also teaches the five essential habits of non-obvious thinking that can help you see what others miss and grow your business.

Interview: Saturday, Jan. 7, 11 AM
Book Signing: Saturday, Jan. 7, 11:30 AM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his book. (PDF)

Darrell Issa

Watchdog: The Real Stories Behind the Headlines from the Congressman Who Exposed Washington's Biggest Scandals

In Watchdog, Congressman Darrell Issa reveals some of the worst of Washington, lets in the sunshine of accountability and reminds everyone in government that they are accountable to the American people. This is the inside account of what it took to get the truth and what it will take for our democracy to endure.

Interview: Saturday, Jan. 7, Noon
Book Signing: Saturday, Jan. 7, 12:30 PM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his work. (PDF)

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John Johnson

EVERYDATA: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day

EVERYDATA explains how to understand all the "little data" you see each day from newspaper headlines to weather forecasts. Johnson's book is filled with countless examples of people misinterpreting data — often with catastrophic results. EVERYDATA will give you concrete ways to understand all the data around you so that you can make smarter decisions at work and at home.

Interview: Friday, Jan. 6, 1 PM
Book Signing: Friday, Jan. 6, 1:30 PM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his work. (PDF)

Sweat Equity

Jason Kelly

Sweat Equity: Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body

Sweat Equity chronicles the creation and expansion of a new ecosystem of companies aiming to satisfy the growing interest in health and wellness. Drawing on a blend of research, personal experience and rich interviews, Kelly paints a portrait of an industry at the nexus of a generational and technological shift toward a different style of living.

Interview: Thursday, Jan. 5, 11 AM
Book Signing: Thursday, Jan. 5, 11:30 AM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his work. (PDF)

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Brett King

Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane

Will robots take our jobs, and AI's subsume us as inferior intelligences, or will this usher in a new age of abundance? The coming Augmented Age promises a level of disruption and behavioral shifts and changes that are unparalleled. Augmented is a story about how you will live your life in a world that will change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 250 years.

Interview: Friday, Jan. 6, 3:30 PM
Book Signing: Friday, Jan. 6, 4 PM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his work. (PDF)

Television: Volume 1

Seth Shapiro

Television: Innovation, Disruption, and the World's Most Powerful Medium: Volume 1

TELEVISION: Volume 1 is the definitive story of the birth and rise of television. It chronicles the ongoing evolution of the medium — and its unique integration of business, technology and art — into one seamless, fascinating narrative. Shapiro brings together the stories of more than 50 innovators that are a goldmine of lessons for both entrepreneurs and professionals.

Interview: Friday, Jan. 6, 11 AM
Book Signing: Friday, Jan. 6, 11:30 AM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his work. (PDF)

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Michael Smith

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment

In Streaming, Sharing, Stealing, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries — and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music. We're living through a period of unprecedented technological disruption in the entertainment industries. Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution and piracy. 

Interview: Friday, Jan. 6, 2 PM
Book Signing: Friday, Jan. 6, 2:30 PM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his work. (PDF)

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Rick Smith 

The Great Disruption: Competing and Surviving in the Second Wave of the Industrial Revolution

The Great Disruption: Competing and Surviving in the Second Wave of the Industrial Revolution reveals how 3D printing manufacturing will transform the world in the same way that Henry Ford's Model T upended transportation. It traces the effect of this disruption while detailing specific steps that can and should be taken right now to prepare for this historic shift to our greatest benefit.

Interview: Thursday, Jan. 5, 3:30 PM
Book Signing: Thursday, Jan. 5, 4 PM

Media: See a media kit about this author and his work. (PDF)

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Amy Webb

The Signals Are Talking: Why Today's Fringe Is Tomorrow's Mainstream

The Signals Are Talking reveals a systemic way of evaluating new ideas bubbling up on the horizon — distinguishing what is a real trend from the merely trendy. Signals helps us hear which signals are talking sense and which are simply nonsense so that we might know today what developments have long-term consequence for tomorrow.

Interview: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2 PM
Book Signing: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2:30 PM

Media: See a media kit about this author and her work. (PDF)