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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.