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 …

Richard Nash Q&A: Sneak Peak at Redlemonade, Discusses Reading, Personal History

In Global Trade Talk by Guest Contributor

By Chris Kubica Last week, I asked my colleague, Richard Nash, founder of Cursor — a “Publishing 3.0” startup based in Brooklyn, New York, publishing consultant, and former editor and chief of Soft Skull Press — if I could have a public conversation with him about himself, his work and reading habits, all things publishing, and about Cursor. Graciously, Richard …

TOC Frankfurt Preview: Douglas Rushkoff on Upstart Publishing, Staying Human in a Digital World

In Growth Markets by Chad W. Post

• In advance of his keynote speech at today’s Tools of Change Frankfurt conference, Douglass Rushkoff discusses his new book Program or Be Programmed and the advantages of working with a small, digital publisher instead of a traditional corporate one. • “People accept the tools and interfaces that they’re presented with as if they were pre-existing conditions of the universe,” says …

TOC Frankfurt Preview: “Customer Experience” is What Matters Most

In Digital by Guest Contributor

• Sheila Bounford, a speaker at next week’s TOC Frankfurt conference, believes that publishers need to integrate customer service into their business strategy. • Focusing on customer experience, feedback, and market research could lead publishers to a better understanding of their end-users. By Michelle Jones PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND: Now in it’s second year at Frankfurt, the Tools of Change Frankfurt conference …

Print-Your-Own Book May Be the Answer for Emerging Markets

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

By Kassia Krozser, Booksquare.com As publishing great and small struggles to see into the future—will it be ebooks? Will mobile phones or the mythical Apple Table save publishing? How are we going to put all these pieces together? Discussions of the implications of the Google Book Settlement make for intellectual fodder, but out there in the real world, people are …