Tools of change

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Weekend Roundup — Tips for self-publishers, and other must-reads

By Dan Eldridge
February 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

Tools of Change is Almost Here (Good E-Reader) Australian Bookseller Mary Ryan’s Opens New eBook Kiosk (The Digital Reader) How EBook Readers Shop and the Importance of Sampling (The Creative [...]

Buy Once, Sync Anywhere: Could it really be that simple?

By libertyc
December 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

The UK-based startup known as ValoBox has been in business for a little over a month now—it launched just a few days before Halloween of this year. To explain the basics of the company’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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