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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10 Takeaways from the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference for Librarians

February 26th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Earlier this week I attended the O’Reilly Tools of Change (TOC) Conference for the first time.  Over 1250 attendees gathered in New York City to discuss and network   about issues and trends in publishing, in particular, digital publishing.  While much of the information presented was for the publishing industry, I did manage to find several […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Marketing · Print on demand · Self Publishing · Textbooks

TOC – Tim O’Reilly Keynote

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

Tim O’Reilly Keynote Your job as a publisher is to do things for authors that they can’t do for themselves. Remember what you really do, it may not be the cool/sexy stuff, it’s the boring stuff and you have to be good at those things in this era.  If not, someone else will take your […]

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TOC – Rethinking the Role and Funding of Academic Book Publishing

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

TOC - Rethinking The Role and Funding of Academic Book Publishing – Frances Pinter (Bloomsbury Academic), Feb. 24 Creating quality content is not without cost.  Frances discussed publishing monographs in academia, which is an endangered species.  print runs for academic books have been on a major decline. She focused on the SS and H (Social Science […]

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TOC- Who Needs You, Big Publishing?

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

TOC – Wednesday keynote - Who Needs You, Big Publishing?  How Authors Can Own Al Rights and Make More Monday – Scott Sigler every word he’s every published is completely free, unabridged, everything – the whole story, he puts the decision process on the consumer to decide if his content is good enough for them to […]

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TOC – Augmented Reality

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

TOC – Augmented Reality and You, Christine Perey, Perey Research and Consulting, Feb. 24 blog on O’Reilly radar AR is often confused with visual search like google goggles or Nokia point & find, Ricoh iCandy, or kooaba interactive print. (i.e.google goggles, it’s confused b/c a person can take a a picture of a book cover […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Mobile Devices

TOC – Online Marketing, What is Working to Move Units

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

TOC – The real title of this presentation is…. So an Author, a Publisher, and a Reader Walk into a Bar…  Feb. 24 Speakers:  Malle Vallik, eHARLEQUIN, and Bob Carlton, LibreDigital Bob and Malle discussed online marketing and what is working to move units. They felt this would be a great conversation in a bar, thus […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Marketing

TOC – Ignite (5 minute sessions)

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Ignite offers individuals 5 minutes to speak about a particular topic or to promote a product.  At TOC a series of speakers participated in ignite.  A selection of summaries are below. Erin with Smartwords from wordnik – get and share information about words; digital words know things (where they are, where they came from, who […]

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Twitter Updates for No Shelf Required

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

TOC great session on POD here – publishers really should consider this option – “leaving money on the table” if you aren’t # TOC – summary of digital printing session here: http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/?p=503 # TOC ebook contracts session – my summary here: http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/?p=516 # #TOCCON stronger copyright protection can’t make a consumer buy/watch something they don’t […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Print on demand

TOC – Lessons Learned from the Failure of Ebooks in 2000

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Tools of Change – Lessons Learned from the Failure of Ebooks in 2000, and What They Mean to the Future of Electronic Publishing – Feb. 23 Michael Mace, Rubicon Consulting – mike@rubiconconsulting.com Don’t fall in love with the way you do business today because that will change. Mike’s Agenda: Barriers to eBook adoption Printed books […]

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