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Tools of Change: Hard lessons learned from selling children’s ebooks online

By libertyc
February 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

Hillel Cooperman (A Story Before Bed), Megan Quinn (Charlesbridge), Sara Berliner (ScrollMotion), Lyle Underkoffler (Disney Publishing Worldwide) Cooperman: so early with children’s books and learning so much that there are no real competitors. Nobody knows how to do this yet. Have a modest [...]

Tools of Change: Managing the digital market in two shores of the ocean – the Spanish case

By libertyc
February 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Matilde Sanz, Grupo Santillana Leading Spanish and Portuguese- language media group. Presence in 22 countries, primarily publish in education, trade and language teaching. Will cover the trade business because that is the most advanced. Not to many sources of ebook sales statistics in Europe and [...]

Tools of Change: The day-by-day process of reinventing your book publishing company

By libertyc
February 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Dominique Raccah, CEO Sourcebooks What does transformation look like in a traditional book publishing company. Borders announcement has us all down. It’s hard and heartfelt cause we love our booksellers. Industry is in transformation and in the process of retooling and expanding what a book [...]

Tools of Change: Literary reviewing in the digital age

By libertyc
February 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Bethanne Patrick (Book Maven Media), Ron Charles (Washington Post), Sarah Weinman (Publishers Marketplace), Bob Carlton (Kirkus Reviews) Patrick: freelance critic and author. A number of places are developed a Rotten Tomatoes for books. Charles: fiction critic and book reviewer for Washington Post. [...]

Tools of Change: Keynote – Making the book truly accessible, by Jim Fruchterman

By libertyc
February 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

Jim Fruchterman of Benetech and BookShare Taking care of people with disabilities. Need to make the book truly accessible. Founded Bookshare, largest online library for poeple with print disabilities. Users download over 1 million books a year, but not doing nearly enough to get to disabled [...]

Tools of Change: Keynote – The consumer-driven reading revolution, are you along for the ride, by Cheryl Goodman

By libertyc
February 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

Cheryl Goodman head of publisher relations for Qualcomm Responsible for the Mirasol product. Two leaders now, e-ink and backlit screen. But these two devices should merge. Two industries desperately need each other for success. How many tablets will fail because of lack of content? At CES were a [...]

Tools of Change: Keynote – Better than free, how value is generated in a free copy world, by Kevin Kelly

By libertyc
February 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick of Wired Just published a book, What Technology Wants, and it’s the last paper book he’ll write. Talk about what’s ahead. 6 trends: 1. Screening, moving from being people of the book to people of the screen. Surrounded by screens, find them everywhere. [...]

Mirasol display at Tools of Change

By libertyc
February 16, 2011 // 4 Comments

Stopped by the Qualcomm booth and saw the latest iteration of the display. The have vastly improved the frame rate since the last time I’ve seen it. Also the colors are far more saturated than those I’ve seen in previous versions. The lighting wasn’t good for video, but here is a [...]

Tools of Change: Plenary – Context first: A unified field theory of publishing

By libertyc
February 15, 2011 // 3 Comments

Brian O’Leary, Magellan Media Partners The damage done by the container model in publishing. Book, magazine and newspaper publishing is unduly governed by the containers we’ve used for centuries to distribute information. The container will ignore or strip out content that doesn’t [...]

Tools of Change: Plenary – the cloud makes global local

By libertyc
February 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

Sameer Shariff, iPublish Central, Impelsys What company is seeing around the world in electronic publishing. Boundaries are dissolving and tremendous opportunities are going to be created. Everyone in the publishing ecosystem around the world is starting to invest in digital strategies. The [...]

Tools of Change: Ereading survey findings and research

By libertyc
February 15, 2011 // 3 Comments

Sarah Weinman (Publishers Marketplace), Kelly Gallagher (RR Bowker), Peter Hildick-Smith (Codex-Group LLC), Jennifer Manning (Nielsen) Weinman: talk about the story behind the story of surveys. Manning: look at digital devices as a whole in terms of mobile devices. Most of people own more than one [...]

Tools of Change: Bookselling in the 21st Century

By libertyc
February 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Moderated by: Kassia Krozser (Booksquare.com) Panelists: Lori James (All Romance/OmniLit/ARe Cafe), Jenn Northington (WORD), Kevin Smokler (Booktour.com), Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo (Greenlight Bookstore), Malle Vallik (Harlequin Enterprises Ltd) James: a bookseller sells books, not widgets. Devote a [...]

Tools of Change: Value-added apps – a conversation with top app makers

By libertyc
February 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Moderated by: Neal Hoskins (WingedChariot) Gus Balbontin (Lonely Planet), Michel Kripalani (Oceanhouse Media), Pete Myers (BirdsInTheHand, LLC) Hoskins: been a year since they started. Key thing is languages and translating and core pretty much remains the same. Are a micro-publisher who has [...]

Tools of Change: Publisher CTO panel – the future of ebook technology

By libertyc
February 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Bill Godfrey (Elsevier), Rich Rothstein (HarperCollins Publishers), Andrew Savikas (O’Reilly Media, Inc.)Moderated by: Abe Murray (Google, Inc. ) Savikas: first foray in 1987. Stared with cd books and online books in 2001, which was first substantial digital presence. Wish is that Amazon [...]

Tools of Change: Keynote – The publishing pie: an author’s view, by Margaret Atwood

By libertyc
February 15, 2011 // 2 Comments

Margaret Atwood Don’t usually speak to tech conferences. Not a tech person, am an author and so have a different perspective. Publishing pie is the entire business that surrounds books and are all part of that. Is the industry dying? if it dies will authors die too? who is going to pay [...]

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