I’m at the TOC conference this week and will be posting summaries of the sessions I attend . The conference is sold out, as usual. Today are a series of workshops and tomorrow and Wednesday smaller sessions on a variety of topics, but all relating to ebooks and publishing.
Articles from the past week include:
Three kinds of e-book illegals: Felix Torres tutorial for NYT columnist Randall Stross and publishers
Some notes I made during the O’Reilly Tools of Change eBook conference (I only got to see the first hour):
O’Reilly.com selling twice as many eBooks today as they did last year, most are going overseas.
eBook pricing panel:
- Bundling was a big topic – bundling eBook formats together and/or bundling the e and p.
- Clear dropoff for eBook purchases that are priced higher that $10. People seem to be comfortable spending the $9.99.
- FREE – should work itself out, maybe giving certain things away will generate more sales, free drives more interest and the key is finding a way to keep that interest and turn it into revenues. Continue reading
Thursday, October 8th O’Reilly TOC will host an online conference with a focus on eBooks. The online conference, An Emphasis on Ebooks, will discuss 3 main topics – eBook pricing, what users want, and the future of electronic reading. It’s $149.00 and begins at noon EDT, 9:00 PDT. For more info, visit the TOC site.