Kat Meyer

Kat Meyer

Kat Meyer is Community Manager for TOC.

Tucson, Arizona

Areas of Expertise:

  • digital publishing
  • social media marketing
  • online community building
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • writing

Kat Meyer is a book publishing industry veteran whose background includes 20 years of editorial and marketing experience working for regional and national trade and academic publishers, including: HMH, Communication Skill Builders, the University of Arizona Press, Rio Nuevo Publishers, and many others.

Prior to joining O'Reilly, Kat acted as Chief Content Wrangler for her company, Next Chapter Communications, where she revels in two of her favorite past times: all things bookish, and all things social media. Among her clients at NCC have been: SourceBooks, NetGalley, AllRomanceE/OmniLit, Adaptive Blue, the University of Arizona Press, Poisoned Pen Press, BookSwim, and a little company called O'Reilly media!

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TOC Debate: Amazon vs Apple

August 23 2011

Which ebook platform is mightier? Find out when Team Bezos (Joe Wikert) takes on Team Jobs (Kassia Krozser) in a free webcast on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 am PT. read more

Bookish Techy Week in Review

December 10 2010

In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: Google ebook store opens; Seth Godin plays with the Domino Project; Kobo launches Reading Life; and IA unveils a new browser-based book reader. read more

TOC hosting publishing startup showcase

December 06 2010

TOC's first Publishing Showcase will give you -- and your business -- a chance to get in front of hundreds of potential users and investors. Submissions are due by Jan. 10, 2011. read more

Announcing TOC Bologna

November 26 2010

O'Reilly Media and the Bologna Children's Book Fair today announce the first Tools of Change for Publishing event at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. TOC Bologna will be a one day conference held on Sunday 27 March 2011, focussing on digital and mobile technology. read more

Bookish Techy Week in Review

November 19 2010

In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: Berners-Lee defends the web; Amazon launches Kindle book gifting; Cooks Source folds; and Hachette Livre comes to an agreement with Google. read more

Bookish Techy Week in Review

November 12 2010

In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: Safran Foer's latest book is a true work of art; literary magazines are making a webby comeback; Jay-Z's memoir takes pre-pub publicity to new heights; and Richard Nash's Cursor posts a peek at the Red Lemonade list. read more

Open question: Do you trust market research surveys?

November 09 2010

As the publishing industry is inundated with statistics about user behavior, how do we determine if the reported numbers are accurate, and whether they are meaningful? read more

TOC 2011 preliminary program announced

November 05 2010

We've just unveiled the initial list of workshops, sessions, speakers, and events happening at TOC 2011 in February. read more

Bookish Techy Week in Review

November 05 2010

In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: News of Baker Framework and Scrivener 2.0; the FTC sensibly hires DRM basher Ed Felten; and the agency model gets a six-month evaluation. read more

Bookish Techy Week in Review

October 29 2010

In what was a very social bookish-techy week, Books in Browsers inspired much discussion of shared reading; bookish social networks launched - and shuttered; Amazon announced that Kindle will soon be sharing-enabled; and the new color nook was announced. read more

Bookish Techy Week in Review

October 18 2010

This week we noticed lots of good news for Amazon/Kindle; not the greatest review of iBookstore; HP's print-on-demand pilots gain ground; and advice for would-be Android readers. read more

Bookish Techy Week in Review

October 01 2010

This week we noticed: Snooki getting a book deal; Google taking an instant dislike to certain word searches; children liking ebooks; Amazon setting up shop at Facebook; Babylonian poetry finding its voice; and some people cutting up their personal library books. read more

Bookish Techy Week in Review

September 24 2010

This week we noticed: the Chronicle of Higher Ed worrying about ereading's effects on youth, while a Harris poll suggested ereaders read more; fall showed up but Google Editions did not; the ECPA doesn't do a lot to protect privacy in the cloud; certain libraries are lending things they probably… read more

A New Take on the Coffee Table Book

August 27 2010

In one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes, Kramer comes up with the brilliant idea for a coffee table book with fold-down legs that makes it into a little coffee table--a coffee table book COFFEE TABLE book. Hilarious. Today I receive a press release from the folks over at Sideways announcing,… read more

TOC Announcement

August 25 2010

The Tools of Change site will be undergoing some reorganizing and streamlining over the next few weeks - the hopeful result of which will be a much better experience for the TOC community. Among the changes - we'll be shutting down the TOC Ning site on August 30. For those… read more

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Webcast: Publishing's Remediators: A Conversation with ZolaBooks' CEO Joe Regal
September 19, 2012
Join Regal (Zola's CEO) for a guided tour of ZolaBooks, and a discussion about the ebook landscape - including Zola's open approach, the disintermediative nature of the current dominant ebook retailers, the impact of the DoJ's ruilng on competition in...

Webcast: O'Reilly TOC Debate: Amazon vs. Apple
September 15, 2011
What began as a disagreement between colleagues has blossomed into the most fun you can have fighting at work: the TOC Debates. Our first debate, Amazon vs. Apple, features Joe Wikert and Kassia Krozser.

Webcast: HTML5 for Publishers
December 14, 2011
HTML5 for Publishers gives an overview of some of the most exciting features HTML5 provides to ebook content creators--audio/video, geolocation, and the Canvas--and shows how to put them in action.

Webcast: Ignite BEA "Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick": A Reprise
July 19, 2012
This webcast will showcase digital publishing startup innovators giving fixed-length, 5-minute talks with slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds.