Our upcoming TOC 2013 coverage

By Dan Eldridge
February 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

O’Reilly’s annual Tools of Change for Publishing conference just got underway this morning at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. And while we unfortunately weren’t able to make it New York for the event’s first day, we will be on the scene, tweeting and reporting [...]

TOC webcast on digital bookmaking tools now available

By Chris Walters
July 6, 2011 // 1 Comment

Last week, we posted about a new Tools of Change webcast from Peter Meyers that looked at several ebook production tools currently available. If you missed it, the webcast is now archived and available for viewing after a free registration screen. If you’re not a webcast kind of person, you [...]

Kaplan Publishing experiments with free e-books

By Chris Meadows
August 25, 2010 // 3 Comments

Kaplan Publishing is going to give away 95 of its books as free iBooks editions for the week of August 24-30. Brett Sandusky, director of marketing at Kaplan, has a post at the O’Reilly Tools of Change blog about the giveaway, and about the marketing challenges that free e-books present. [...]

Ricoh Innovations adds e-footnotes without QR codes

By Chris Meadows
July 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

Last month, I mentioned Ubimark’s publication of a print edition of Around the World in 80 Days with “e-footnotes”—QR codes that can be scanned by a free iPhone app to turn into links to webpages with additional content. Now Tools of Change reports that Ricoh Innovations is set to allow [...]

Kassia Kroszer’s observations on Tools of Change

By Chris Meadows
March 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Kassia Kroszer at Booksquare has a great wrap-up of the Tools of Change conference, in which she talks about her own and others’ presentations, links to interesting blog articles, and shares some general thoughts on the state of the e-publishing industry at this point. There are far too many [...]

TOC Report: Keynote, Rethinking the role of funding academic book publishing

By Paul Biba
February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Frances Pinter, Bloomsbury Academic. Startup academic publisher. Publishing monographs in academia, an endangered species. 1980 sold 3,000 copies of typical monograph, now sell about 350. Challenge: how do we get to a point where we can sustainably publish long form monographs. (Discussion covers [...]

TOC Report: Results of Book Industry Study Group consumer survey

By Paul Biba
February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Angela Bole, BSIG; Kelly Gallagher, Bowker Consumer attitudes to ebook reading. Ongoing project. Very fresh data, completed survey last week and this is the first release to the public. Looked a print book readers who are moving to ebooks. Respondents had to have read an ebook. 95% confidence [...]

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