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Online: O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference

March 15, 2010

Tags: publishing, e-books

The O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference explores emerging trends in digital (ebook) publishing. You can watch and listen to many of the talks online. Here below are links for the TOC Conference) 2010. Also:
Round-up Day 1 (Mike Rankin)
Round-up Day 2
Round-up Day 3
TOC keynote talks online (playlist on YouTube)



Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, 2009
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)

There's a round-up of links to stories on e-book markets, rights, and audiences under
Publishing and e-publishing on Writers and Editors