Tools of Change for Publishing

Feeling Rudderless with the Loss of O'Reilly's TOC? Consider This

By Lynn Rosen
May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Much conversation and virtual space has been devoted over the last week to the announcement by O’Reilly that they are discontinuing the Tools of Change conference. The announcement stunned many, and lamentation abounded at the loss of what had been, for many, a forum for hearing new ideas and, [...]

BREAKING: O'Reilly Media Retiring the Tools of Change Conference and TOC Blog

By Dan Eldridge
May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Earlier today, O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly announced in a blog post that after seven years of hosting the Tools of Change for Publishing conference, a digital publishing event attended annually by many of the biggest names and most important members of the industry, the [...]

At TOC, a Tempest of paradigm-challenging ideas on what an e-book can be and do

By Lynn Rosen
February 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

O wonder! How many goodly books are there here! How beauteous publishing is! I attended the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) conference this past Tuesday and learned about a topic that captivates me: new forms that books are able to take when they are conceived as e-books. There is [...]

Morning Links — New ideas from TOC 2013, and more

By Dan Eldridge
February 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Five Slightly Unexpected Tips For Self-Published Authors to Find Success (DBW) The Crazy Plan to Save Barnes & Noble (DBW) “Used Ebooks” Hurts My Brain (Book Riot) Little, Brown’s NOVL Approach to Reaching Readers Online (Publisher’s Weekly) Is [...]

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 [...]

PDF is most popular format, PC is most popular reader for O’Reilly e-book customers

By libertyc
March 23, 2012 // 5 Comments

O’Reilly TOC general manager and occasional TeleRead contributor Joe Wilkert has a piece up on O’Reilly Radar looking at a survey O’Reilly recently conducted of its e-book customers, asking on what devices and in which formats they planned to do most of their e-book reading. Wilkert reports [...]

First “Mini Tools of Change” conference this Wednesday in Portland

By Chris Walters
July 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

O’Reilly Media is trying out a new smaller, traveling version of its hugely popular Tools of Change conferences, called miniTOC. The first one takes place in Portland, Oregon this Wednesday the 27th, and will explore current trends in digital publishing from a local perspective: miniTOC [...]

Ricoh Innovations adds e-footnotes without QR codes

By libertyc
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 [...]

Publishing books with WordPress

By libertyc
May 20, 2010 // 2 Comments

On O’Reilly’s Tools of Change blog, Hugh McGuire—the co-developer of the Book Oven on-line content management system for publishing, among other things—explains why a better publishing platform might actually be made from WordPress, of all things. McGuire started Book Oven with the goal of [...]

Kassia Kroszer’s observations on Tools of Change

By libertyc
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 [...]

Richard Nash discusses ‘Publishing 2.0’

By libertyc
February 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a post on O’Reilly’s Tools of Change website that I wanted to cover, but it was so long that I never actually got around to looking at it in the detail I needed, until now. Fortunately, the article is still no less timely. This piece is an interview with Richard [...]

TOC Report: my thoughts on how TOC went this year

By libertyc
February 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’m back from an exhausting time of trying to cover TOC for you guys and here are a few thoughts about my overall impression of the conference. TOC is a rather odd duck in that I don’t think it quite knows who is eating its eggs. It is a mixture of low level, in the trenches, stuff and [...]

Final TOC Report: Keynote, The future of digital distribution and ebook marketing

By libertyc
February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Tim O”Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly media. Challenge is not to build the coolest and most enhanced ebooks. The publisher will never be a winner in a technology race. Innovations do come from publishers, but that’s not the heart of what publishers do. Publishers’ job is [...]

TOC Report: Keynote, 1,001 Arabian rights; digital publishing and its role in exposing non-English languages

By libertyc
February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Ramy Habeeb, established first Arabic language ebook house. Arab publishing market behind western publishing, and its lessons also applicable to other emerging economies. 60,000 titles published every year. Arabic market is the size of the US. Problems: distribution is still very primitive, In [...]

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