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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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: [...]

TOC Report: Results of Book Industry Study Group consumer survey

By libertyc
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 [...]

TOC Report: Book Meets Tablet: 10 ways to enhance your iPad books

By libertyc
February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Peter Meyers, A New Kind of Book. Even Apple is focusing on the “dark ages” Epub standard which just recreates old fashioned paper books. How to reconfigure books the way that modern [...]

TOC Report: 10 secrets of digital publishing no one will tell you

By libertyc
February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Peter Costanzo and Rick Joyce Perseus Books Group: independent publishing company and distribute other independent publishers. Surveyed their independent publishing clients. What is most significant [...]

TOC Report: Keynote: Tim O’Reilly chats with Ray Kurzweil

By libertyc
February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Final keynote of the day is a conversation between Kurzweil and O’Reilly. Kurzweil presentation on Blio: enabling factors in place for ebooks. Blio is free ereader with free and for pay books. [...]

TOC Report: Afternoon keynote – A future for ebooks: Bookserver, by Brewster Kahle

By libertyc
February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Bookserver is in technology demo basis. 1,800,000 books in the Internet Archive and it scans 1,000 books a day. Costs about 10 cents a page to digitize a book and takes half an hour or so to do it. [...]

TOC Report: Sourcebooks and the Tale of Two Companies by Karen Holt

By Karen Holt
February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sourcebooks founder and publisher Dominique Raccah thinks of herself as running two companies: a book publishing house and a mixed media company. And so should every other publisher, Raccah told the [...]

TOC Report: Ibis Reader released at TOC

By libertyc
February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

ThreePress consulting announced the release of its new Epub reading program. You can find details about the new reader here. The different thing about it is that the books are kept in the cloud, as [...]

TOC Report: Notes on Michael Mace’s presentation: Check out my scars, seven lessens from the failure of ebooks in 2000, By Karen Holt

By Karen Holt
February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

2001 ebook devices, 3 to 7 million in sales, Industry Standard. Kindle estimated sold about 2 million total. What went wrong: Not enough books available. Expensive and tepid publisher involvement. [...]

TOC Report: How academics and students use ebooks – JISC National Ebooks Observatory Project

By libertyc
February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Caren Milloy, JISC (United Kingdom): huge survey of users with over 23,000 responses on ebook use from students and academics and librarians. Data presented was all about students, despite the title. [...]

TOC Report: The future of digital textbooks

By libertyc
February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

John Warren; Eric Frank – Flatworld; Frank Lyman – Coresmart; Nicholas Smith – Agile Mind; Neeru Khosla – CK12 Founcation Flatworld: open access textbooks but still able to [...]

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