Storytime Goes Digital: Assessing the Children’s E-Book and App Market at TOC Bologna

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O’Reilly’s Tools of Change conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair focused on apps vs. e-books, legacy publishers vs. start-ups, and adapting to this digital world. By Sophie Rochester The children’s market is a huge opportunity within the digital publishing arena, but for the first time, computer and tech publishing giant O’Reilly Media took it’s “Tools of Change” conference on …

The Future of Publishing is “Anywhere, Anytime, Anyhow”

In Digital by Daniel Kalder

By Daniel Kalder NEW YORK: Founded seven years ago, MarkLogic is the maker of a database for “unstructured data” — which these days consists of 80% of the information on the Internet, including documents, emails, social media posts, tweets, pictures, video, blogs, and research data. Currently growing at an exponential rate, managing this type of information can be time-intensive and …

In Order to Compete in the Future, We Must Look Back

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Bookselling is an art. When we talk about the business of publishing, sometimes we lose sight of the fact that what compels a lot of readers is the love of a book. To get to the heart of that relationship is how writers reach their audience and the conduit is more often than not a bookseller.  As we …

What Is the Next Publishing Conference Buzzword?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson This year, TOC was all about content outside the boundaries of format and how publishers can develop content that will fit into a number of different “containers” including text, apps, print books, and interactive online content. At Digital Book World, the focus was also on creating enhanced content before thinking about format. Conferences like TOC and Digital …

TOC 2011: Toward an All-digital Workflow

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The publishing industry is often criticized for slow adoption of digital tools and processes, but Steve Kotrch, Director of Publishing Technology at Simon & Schuster, had fantastic examples at TOC today of the strides that big publishers have already made in this area and how these changes are not always visible to those outside the organization. Kotrch …

What Would You Do to Save Borders?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka It always seems like drama surrounds the big digital publishing conferences. In January 2010, attendees at the first annual Digital Book World eagerly awaited the announcement of the iPad. This year at Tools of Change in New York people have greeted the official announcement that Borders Book Group has filed for bankruptcy with a variety of reactions, …

Nerd Alert: Tools of Change Confab Addresses a Publishing Industry in Flux

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

“Sometimes it’s okay to make headlines, and sometimes its important to stop reading them.” — Peter Hildick-Smith, President of Codex-Group, discussing book industry prognostication. By Publishing Perspectives staff NEW YORK: There’s a feeling of déjà vu at the Tools of Change conference here in New York City. Not only are we once again at Sheraton Hotel and Towers — site of Digital Book …

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 …

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 …