Tell Us Your Plans for BookExpo America 2011

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka BookExpo America is coming up fast. The event, being held in New York City from May 23-26, is the premier English-language publishing event in the Americas. Once again this year we’ll be bringing you all the top international publishing news from BookExpo America, with twice-daily updates direct from the show floor. Let us know about what you’ll …

What is the Key Problem for Publishing to Solve by 2020?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Publishing will look very different in ten years time, but there are problems we can anticipate — and solve — in advance. By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story discusses how the Book Industry Study Group works to improve the professional lives of those in the publishing industry and establish a set of standards and best practices. This Thursday, BISG is …

Photos from SXSW Interactive, Day One

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Publishing Perspectives is in Austin, Texas for one of the biggest web and interactive events of the year, South by Southwest! With hundreds of panels, thousands of attendees and free giveaways every five feet, this is a huge event. We’ll be covering more throughout the conference. Yesterday, we took some time to look around. Check out our …

Live Video Feed from Tools of Change Conference in NYC

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing Conference kicked off yesterday in New York City with a day of workshop sessions focused on diverse topics including rights, e-book standards, business models and mobile apps. This year, you can watch a live video feed of sessions and keynotes from TOC. Click on the videos below to keep up with …

Creating Free Content to Sell More Content: A Good Idea or Not?

In Digital by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson At the Mediabistro eBook Summit, held yesterday in New York City, book marketing dominated the morning sessions. But nobody was talking about print advertising or book tours. Instead, well-trodden topics like social media, online audience building and reader demographics were discussed in light of the growing e-book sales in the United States. As an e-book publisher, Brendan …

TOC Conference Announces Speakers and Program

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing Conference has announced its preliminary list of speakers for 2011, and the program now available online as well. Featured speakers include: Margaret Atwood, Syngrafii, acting CEO Anil Dash, Expert Labs, Director Kevin Kelly, Wired, Senior Maverick Ben Huh, I Can Has Cheezburger, Chief Cheezburger Gus Balbontin, Lonely Planet, Global Innovation Manager …

Skipping Steps: How Web 2.0 Technology Can Transform Our Industry (and
 our Lives)

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Riky Stock Attending Web 2.0 at the Sheraton New York this week along with
 visionaries, marketing professionals, and web experts was like stepping
 into the future and realizing the future really isn’t that far away. 
In my version of the immediate future I imagine myself owning own a pair
 of “augmented reality visors” just like the ones I learned …