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Free online videos from Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, 2009

April 29, 2009

Tags: digital publishing, Tools of Change

The O'Reilly Tools of Change Conference explored emerging trends in digital publishing. Missed it? Click here for links to videos of interesting talks that may change your thinking about how to publish fiction and nonfiction in today's market. Titles you may find of particular interest:

E-books: How Soon Is Now? (Peter Balis, Wiley)


Where Do You Go with 40,000 Readers? A Study in Online Community Building (Ron Hogan interviewing science fiction novelist John Scalzi and Tor Book editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden)


The Long Tail Needs Community


Lessons from a Book's Simultaneous Publication in Print and on the Web (Stephen Smith, talking about the 2700-page ESV Study Bible, which went through first two printings in two months and has sold more than 150,000 copies)


New Reading Habits, New Distribution Models


What Happens When Anyone Can Edit Your Book, Online? (John Broughton, author of Wikipedia: The Missing Manual)


These are available via blip.tv, a hosting, distribution and advertising platform for creators of Web shows (now Beta testing).