Press Release: October 6, 2011
The Book Also Rises--TOC New York 2012 Plots Publishing's Future
Sebastopol, CA, October 6, 2011—If you care about the future of publishing, O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishing Conference can show you where it's headed February 13-15, 2012, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Chairs Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert have created a program that brings together cutting-edge speakers, topics pushing the boundaries of how we define publishing, and unique insight into what lies ahead as publishing transitions into its next phase. Registration has just opened for the event, which sells out year after year.
- David Pogue (New York Times)
- Christophe Maire (txtr)
- Joe Karaganis (Social Science Research Council)
- Steve Rubel (Edelman Digital)
- Timothy Carmody (Wired)
- Alan Jacobs (Wheaton College)
- Jonathan Reichental (O'Reilly Media)
- Bob Young (Lulu.com)
- Joshua Tallent (eBook Architects)
- Kristen McLean (Bookigee)
- Anne-Marie Concepcion (Seneca Design & Training, Inc.)
- Peter Collingridge (Enhanced Editions)
- Judith Curr (Atria Books)
TOC reaches outside traditional industry boundaries to find people and companies from around the world who are doing stuff that matters. Not only does TOC cover what's working now, but we also look ahead to what will work as publishing transitions to the next phase.
Early registration discounts apply until November 10.
What Is EPUB 3?|
An Introduction to the EPUB Specification for Multimedia Publishing
by Matt Garrish
What is EPUB 3? discusses the exciting new format that is set to unleash a content revolution in the publishing world. Laden with features the printed page could never offer—such as embedded multimedia and scripted interactivity—EPUB 3 will forever change what a book can be. This article walks you through the format and puts it in its place in the digital landscape, explaining why EPUB 3 is set to become the new global standard for ebooks as it also becomes the new accessible standard for ebooks.
Every Book Is a Startup|
The New Business of Publishing
by Todd Sattersten
Every Book Is a Startup provides a roadmap for publishing professionals interested in bringing a fresh, entrepreneurial approach to the business of book publishing, based on techniques proven effective in the world of tech startups. This book shows you how to apply tech industry concepts such as customer development, validated learning, and pivots to create publishing business practices that are agile, flexible, and highly profitable.
Free, Live Webcast: Digital Bookmaking Tools Roundup #2 |
Presented by: Peter Meyers
Thursday, November 10, 2011, 10am PT
Back by popular demand, in a second look at Digital Bookmaking Tools, author and book futurist Pete Meyers explores the existing options for creating digital books. Bring your questions and join in the discussion about what's best, what's easiest to use, and what's worth putting in your book-building toolkit.
Register now: http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/1997
For more publishing-related webcasts, see:
The Publishing Pie: An Author's View|
Margaret Atwood, Author
To view all videos from TOC 2011, see:
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