In this week’s web roundup Porter Anderson takes in the furor over the demise of O’Reilly’s TOC and inspiring speeches from last weekend’s Grub Street Muse and Marketplace conference.
Ed Nawotka reflects on the end of the TOC conferences, noting that the technobabble introduced at the events has now become our commonplace diction in publishing.
O’Reilly Media will close down its popular digital publishing conference, Tools of Change, but Tim O’Reilly promises to continue innovating the publishing process.
In China children’s books are for indoctrinating good citizens and instilling morals, but elsewhere, kids books are becoming increasingly entertaining, enticing and personal.
A new survey of startups, publishers and venture capitalists reveals what needs to change for the three groups to collaborate and continue to innovate the book industry.
At the TOC Author (R)Evolution Day, authors and speakers from Penguin, Kobo, NetGalley, Publishers Weekly Select shared their thoughts on discoverability.
Fanfiction is rewriting the narrative of publishing and challenging convention, much like technology startups.
‘Mobile is the most important ecosystem for everybody everywhere . . . and books are a pretty small part of it. That’s nuts’ says analyst at Frankfurt Book Fair.
Jos Carlyle of Persian Cat Press on the need for publishers to support writers as they learn to tell stories across an array of reading platforms.
Night & Day Studios: licensing, partnerships, and independent projects on the way to developing the best possible children’s app.