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, [...]

Morning Links: Google Books Appeal, the Death of TOC

By libertyc
May 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

“Fair Use” Takes Centre Stage at Google Books Appeal (Paid Content) Businessman Closes Product, Community Enraged! The Death of Tools of Change (Scholarly Kitchen) Smashwords Releases Data from eBook Sales Study (Good e-Reader) The Year of the Bookstore (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) Kindle [...]

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 [...]

How to build you very own Little Free Library

By Dan Eldridge
April 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

I vaguely remember seeing a few blog posts and photo-heavy features here and there in months past about tiny, DIY libraries. It always seemed to me like the sort of thing you might expect to see in one of those weird BuzzFeed roundups: 12 Oddball Book Lovers Who’ve Built Tiny Libraries On the [...]

Meet the winners of TOC's Startup Showcase, Pt 1: Paperight

By Dan Eldridge
February 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

For those of you who either weren’t there or don’t happen to be familiar with it, the Startup Showcase that took place during last week’s Tools of Change (TOC) Conference in New York was something of a mini-entrepreneurial competition between 10 different publishing-related [...]

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 [...]

Breaking the Page, Preview Edition, by Peter Meyers

By libertyc
December 13, 2011 // 5 Comments

  Peter Meyers is the author of our latest TOC publishing project. His ebook is called Breaking the Page and a Preview Edition of it is now available for free. How does Peter’s ebook differ from the other TOC ebooks we’ve been working on? Let’s start with the opening statement [...]

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 [...]

New series of webcasts from Tools of Change

By libertyc
May 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Received the following email from O’Reilly and thought it would be of interest: We’re starting a series of TOC webcasts that I hope you’ll share with your readers. They start next week, andJoe wikert just announced them [...]

Margaret Atwood’s TOC Keynote now live

By libertyc
February 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Atwood’s talk was funny and charming, as were her delightful hand-drawn illustrations. Recommended [...]

Screencast of Brian O’Leary’s talk at TOC: Contest first – a unified field theory of publishing

By libertyc
February 21, 2011 // 2 Comments

Here is O’Leary’s talk. It is also covered in my Tools of Change notes. While the talk is a bit “jargonish” (I’m still not quite sure what “context” is) at least to those, like me, who are not in the industry, and the slides are certainly confusing, his [...]

How Apple may inadvertently boost ebook linking, by Eric Hellman

By libertyc
February 18, 2011 // 2 Comments

“The net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” John Gilmore, 1993 The official word from Apple finally came out today, in their press release announcing in-app subscriptions. In addition, publishers may no longer provide links in their apps (to a web site, for example) [...]

Editor’s Pick of the Week: Tools of Change edition

By libertyc
February 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Tools of Change: Workship – designing iPad apps Tools of Change: Workshop – Financial Modeling for Digital Products Tools of Change: Plenary – Context first: A unified field theory of publishing Tools of Change: Plenary – the cloud makes global local Tools of Change: Ereading survey [...]

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