What Did You Learn at TOC?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Hannah Johnson reflected on her experience at this year’s Tools of Change and coming to the understanding that the real “tools of change” must come from within: from one’s own insights, business acumen and willingness to take risks and, indeed, change. The publishing industry is in a state of flux and many people …

Seeking “Aha” at O’Reilly’s Tools of Change Conference

In Digital by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson As the Tools of Change for Publishing conference concluded in New York City on Wednesday, people were looking for that “aha” moment, but not one so jarring that it makes them feel “uh oh” and knocks them out of their comfort zone. Many people in book publishing right now are looking for inspiration: an idea or insight …

Day Two at O’Reilly’s Tools of Change Conference, New York

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The second day of TOC 2010 saw an increase in attendees over 2009 and packed a full program of over 50 speakers into a single day. Speakers included experts from within the publishing community as well as people working in other areas of technology, media and business. Some of the main issues discussed at the conference included …

Day One at TOC New York

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson O’Reilly’s now industry-standard Tools of Change for Publishing conference began today in New York City with workshops focused on best practices and business opportunities for book publishers. Speakers included members of the book publishing industry as well as professionals from the mobile and video industries. Check out our video for a quick overview of the day and …

Tools of Change Conference Streaming Keynote Speeches

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today, the publishing industry’s digerati and illuminati have gathered in New York City for the annual O’Reilly Tools of Change conference. If you weren’t able to spare the time from work (or couldn’t convince your boss to sump up the $1,245 registration fee), then fear not: for the first time, O’Reilly will be streaming the keynote speeches …

Whither Book Publishers? Tools of Change Conference Considers Tech’s Relationship with Readers

In Feature Articles by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Describing the philosophy behind the launch of the Stanza iPhone reader, Neelan Choksi, COO of Lexcycle (the company behind Stanza), set the tone of the TOC Frankfurt Conference on Tuesday in his keynote speech, saying, “We focused on the readers because that’s all we knew.” Stanza is a tech startup hardly a year old and founded by …

Whither Book Publishers? TOC Frankfurt on Tech and Readers

In Feature Articles by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson (This article also appeared in our Frankfurt Edition on October 14) Describing the philosophy behind the launch of the Stanza iPhone reader, Neelan Choksi, COO of Lexcycle (the company behind Stanza), set the tone of the TOC Frankfurt Conference on Tuesday in his keynote speech, saying, “We focused on the readers because that’s all we knew.” Stanza …