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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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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Tools of Change – Networked, Mobile and Landlocked, Current Ereaders

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Tools of Change – Networked, Mobile & Landlocked – Current Ereaders – Feb 22 11:45 – 12:30 Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren Requiem for an ebook shopper – consumer perspective on devices available Liza showed a interesting slide with the interconnectivity (or not) by popular readers, very complicated to buy a book (consumer says, the […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Enhanced eBooks · Mobile Devices

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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Tools of Change – Selling in Mobile Markets (tips for apps)

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Selling in Mobile Markets – Rana Sobhany, VP Marketing at Medialits in NYC  (rana.sobhany@gmail.com) TOC Conference – Monday Feb. 22nd, 9 – 12:30 I came to this session after the morning break, so I missed the first 90 minutes.  Rana was a great speaker – lots of stories, examples, and practical information – no death […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Marketing · Mobile Devices

Tools of Change – Practical Ebook Formatting Workshop

February 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Practical Ebook Formatting: Limitations and Optimizations – Joshua Tallent (Ebook Architects) and Phil Frank (Hendrickson) TOC Conference, Monday, Feb. 22nd 9 – 12:30, Mariott Marquis, NYC About 200 folks in the room, 1/2 do the ebook formatting on a regular basis, 1/2 are managing people who do this, and me. I decided to attend this […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats

O’Reilly TOC

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

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.

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O’Reilly online eBook Conference – October 8th

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

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.

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