Changing World of Digital Rights and Publishing Agreements – O’Reilly webinar summary

July 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Dana Newman and Jenny Bent presented at the O’Reilly webinar, The Changing World of Digital Rights and Publishing Agreements.  My interpretation of the content is below; best efforts were made to ensure accuracy. Follow the comments on Twitter at #TOCCON.  Kat says the slides will be on slideshare and a recording will be available in […]

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Open Access eBooks, Part 3

May 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s Go To Hellman blog.  Please offer your comments to Eric at the Go To Hellman blog. Here’s the third section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; and What does Open Access mean for eBooks subsequent posts […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Open Access · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks

Open Access eBooks, Part 2. What does Open Access Mean for e-books?

May 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted from the Go To Hellman blog from Eric Hellman.  Here’s the second section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; subsequent posts will include sections on Business Models for Open Access E-Books, and Open Access E-Books in Libraries. Note […]

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Articles of Interest

April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Forget Netflix. E-book Publishers Need a Hulu: Tech News and … Streaming or Buying Books: Will Readers Choose a Subscription Model for E-Books? O’Reilly to Go Print on Demand – eBookNewser We can surmise that e-book sales may be responsible for the steep downturns in the US and UK – Futurebook Intel Capital, Condé Nast […]

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TOC – Inventory on Demand in the Digital Age

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

Inventory on Demand in the Digital Age Panelists:  Laura Baldwin, O’Reilly Media and Phil Ollila, Ingram Laura – reality of our biz, print and retail is still the bulk of the business. Print erosion cost, shipping costs, printing expenses, safety stock, operating capital are all factors in the profit/loss of publishers. Strategically they wanted to […]

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TOC – Publisher CTO Panel, the future of ebook technology, TeleRead

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Summary of Tools of Change session, reprinted in full from Teleread.com by Paul Biba Bill Godfrey (Elsevier), Rich Rothstein (HarperCollins Publishers), Andrew Savikas (O’Reilly Media, Inc.)Moderated by: Abe Murray (Google, Inc. ) Savikas: first foray in 1987. Stared with cd books and online books in 2001, which was first substantial digital presence. Wish is that […]

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TOC – Margaret Atwood Keynote

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Margaret Atwood provided a keynote at TOC called, “The Publishing Pie: An Author’s View” Margaret admitted she is not a high tech person, but delivered her genuine, humorous keynote from the heart. She shared much of her experience with publishing, showing us rare pieces of her previous work, including her first book of poetry from […]

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Does DRM prevent eBook piracy?

January 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

No one seems to have this magic answer, but a recent article interviewing Brian O’Leary of Magellan Media offers some insight.  O’Leary described a 2 1/2 year study with O’Reilly media, stating: “We undertook research two-and-a-half-years ago with O’Reilly, and we’ve been studying Thomas Nelson as well, to measure the impact of piracy on paid content sales. […]

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inkling – a new platform for mobile learning on iPhone/iPad

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

What do the words interactive, audio/video, social, modular, desktop, and mobile have in common?  They were all used by John Wiley’s Peter Balis during his Digital Book 2010 presentation to describe inkling, an end-to-end platform for mobile learning.  Peter’s presentation focused on how we learn now and beyond.  He demonstrated many interactive digital content products […]

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Tools of Change – Ebook Contracts

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Tools of Change – Ebook Contracts – Feb. 22 – 3:30 – 5:00 Cali Bush, O’Reilly Media – Cali is a non lawyer from the O’Reilly legal department. Cali provided a perspective on eBook contracts from both the publisher and distributor side in 5 segments of her presentation.  While this was publisher/distributor specific, the terms and […]

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