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Take a break and "PressPausePlay"

By Jim Stogdill
March 16, 2012

Watch this wonderful film on the digital upending of cultural production. Then open up Garage Band and write a song about it ...

Take a break and "PressPausePlay"

Take a break and
By Jim Stogdill
March 16, 2012

Watch this wonderful film on the digital upending of cultural production. Then open up Garage Band and write a song about it ...

The state of ebook pricing

By Joe Wikert
March 14, 2012

Joe Wikert looks at the agency model, efficiencies, fixed pricing and other major trends that will drive ebook pricing in the months ahead.

The state of ebook pricing

The state of ebook pricing
By Joe Wikert
March 14, 2012

Joe Wikert looks at the agency model, efficiencies, fixed pricing and other major trends that will drive ebook pricing in the months ahead.

A study confirms what we've all sensed: Readers are embracing ereading

By Jenn Webb
January 13, 2012

In this interview, Angela Bole of the Book Industry Study Group reviews results from the "Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading" study. She says the data looks good for publishers, assuming they can develop the right business models.

A study confirms what we've all sensed: Readers are embracing ereading

A study confirms what we've all sensed: Readers are embracing ereading
By Jenn Webb
January 13, 2012

In this interview, Angela Bole of the Book Industry Study Group reviews results from the "Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading" study. She says the data looks good for publishers, assuming they can develop the right business models.

Three reasons why we're in a golden age of publishing entrepreneurship

By Justo Hidalgo
January 10, 2012

Books, publishing processes and readers have all made the jump to digital, and that's creating considerable opportunities for publishing startups.

Three reasons why we're in a golden age of publishing entrepreneurship

By Justo Hidalgo
January 10, 2012

Books, publishing processes and readers have all made the jump to digital, and that's creating considerable opportunities for publishing startups.

Research and restraint: Two more things to add to your digital publishing toolkit

By Jenn Webb
December 14, 2011

Since 2009, Peter Meyers has immersed himself in the tools and companies in the digital publishing world. Here he shares what he's learned, who's doing digital publishing well, and what's surprised him.

Now available: "Breaking the Page" preview edition

By Peter Meyers
December 13, 2011

The three chapters in the free preview edition of "Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience" focus on browsing, searching, and navigating.

Top Stories: November 28-December 2, 2011

Top Stories: November 28-December 2, 2011
By Mac Slocum
December 2, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: Author Clay Johnson explained why information consumption, not overload, is what needs to be managed. Also, Alistair Croll looked at the relationship between business intelligence and big data, and Todd Sattersten made a case for the paperless book.

Sometimes one screen isn't enough

By Peter Meyers
November 29, 2011

Peter Meyers rounds up 10 content projects that span multiple screens. Some involve separate physical displays while others use different virtual windows.

Sometimes one screen isn't enough

Sometimes one screen isn't enough
By Peter Meyers
November 29, 2011

Peter Meyers rounds up 10 content projects that span multiple screens. Some involve separate physical displays while others use different virtual windows.

Top Stories: October 24-28, 2011

Top Stories: October 24-28, 2011
By Mac Slocum
October 28, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: Tim O'Reilly called for a Dennis Ritchie Day to honor the computing pioneer, Mark Sigal examined the players and products in the post-PC revolution, and Hugh McGuire discussed the seismic shifts that are reshaping the publishing industry.

We're in the midst of a restructuring of the publishing universe (don't panic)

By Jenn Webb
October 26, 2011

Hugh McGuire, co-author of "Book: A Futurist's Manifesto," explains why publishing's digital transformation goes way beyond format shifts. He also reveals nine ways the publishing industry will change over the next five years.

We're in the midst of a restructuring of the publishing universe (don't panic)

We're in the midst of a restructuring of the publishing universe (don't panic)
By Jenn Webb
October 26, 2011

Hugh McGuire, co-author of "Book: A Futurist's Manifesto," explains why publishing's digital transformation goes way beyond format shifts. He also reveals nine ways the publishing industry will change over the next five years.

Six ways to think about an "infinite canvas"

By Peter Meyers
October 18, 2011

Imagine a canvas that's elastic and infinite. Now consider the content that could exist in this domain. How would it work? How would you interact with it? Pete Meyers considers these questions and more.

Six ways to think about an "infinite canvas"

Six ways to think about an
By Peter Meyers
October 18, 2011

Imagine a canvas that's elastic and infinite. Now consider the content that could exist in this domain. How would it work? How would you interact with it? Pete Meyers considers these questions and more.

Top Stories: September 19-23, 2011

Top Stories: September 19-23, 2011
By Mac Slocum
September 23, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: Alistair Croll explained why true data is more important than big data, we looked at how BuzzData is building community around datasets, and Liza Daly explained the connection between digital content and choreography.

When media rebooted, it brought marketing with it

By Mac Slocum
September 13, 2011

In this TOC podcast, Twist Image president Mitch Joel talks about some of the common challenges facing the music, magazine and book publishing sectors. He also expands on his suggestion that publishers should "burn the ships" and not look back.

Keeping images and text in sync

By Peter Meyers
September 13, 2011

The fluidity of digital content occasionally sends images in one direction and text in another. Here's a look at two design experiments that keep digital assets together.

When media rebooted, it brought marketing with it

When media rebooted, it brought marketing with it
By Mac Slocum
September 13, 2011

In this TOC podcast, Twist Image president Mitch Joel talks about some of the common challenges facing the music, magazine and book publishing sectors. He also expands on his suggestion that publishers should "burn the ships" and not look back.

Keeping images and text in sync

Keeping images and text in sync
By Peter Meyers
September 13, 2011

The fluidity of digital content occasionally sends images in one direction and text in another. Here's a look at two design experiments that keep digital assets together.

If you're a content designer, the web browser will be your canvas

By Jenn Webb
September 12, 2011

The Internet Archive's Peter Brantley discusses the influence of web browsers on content design and the challenges of complex media.

If you're a content designer, the web browser will be your canvas

If you're a content designer, the web browser will be your canvas
By Jenn Webb
September 12, 2011

The Internet Archive's Peter Brantley discusses the influence of web browsers on content design and the challenges of complex media.

RIP Michael S. Hart

By Nat Torkington
September 8, 2011

Michael Hart was the founder of Project Gutenberg, an incredible visionary for online books, and someone who touched my life.

Sometimes the questions are as enlightening as the answers

By Peter Meyers
August 5, 2011

If you're willing to accept the ambiguity, an answer of "I don't know" can launch intriguing possibilities. Here, Peter Meyers offers 10 open-ended questions about the shift from print to screen.

Sometimes the questions are as enlightening as the answers

Sometimes the questions are as enlightening as the answers
By Peter Meyers
August 5, 2011

If you're willing to accept the ambiguity, an answer of "I don't know" can launch intriguing possibilities. Here, Peter Meyers offers 10 open-ended questions about the shift from print to screen.

A story takes shape amidst tweets and pauses

By Peter Meyers
July 29, 2011

The novelist Reif Larsen did something on Twitter recently that showed how sometimes the best stories are those that arrive in small morsels, spaced generously.

A story takes shape amidst tweets and pauses

By Peter Meyers
July 29, 2011

The novelist Reif Larsen did something on Twitter recently that showed how sometimes the best stories are those that arrive in small morsels, spaced generously.

Augmented reality and books, together at last?

By Peter Meyers
June 17, 2011

Here are four examples that illustrate how books and other publications are starting to use AR to power their pages.

Augmented reality and books, together at last?

Augmented reality and books, together at last?
By Peter Meyers
June 17, 2011

Here are four examples that illustrate how books and other publications are starting to use AR to power their pages.

How one publisher uses "aggressive marketing"

By Jenn Webb
June 13, 2011

Being digital isn't the novelty it once was, so some publishing companies are shifting focus to competitive differentiation within digital. Jane Friedman's company Open Road Integrated Media believes aggressive marketing is the key to digital success.

How one publisher uses "aggressive marketing"

How one publisher uses
By Jenn Webb
June 13, 2011

Being digital isn't the novelty it once was, so some publishing companies are shifting focus to competitive differentiation within digital. Jane Friedman's company Open Road Integrated Media believes aggressive marketing is the key to digital success.

Part book, part film, part website

By Peter Meyers
May 26, 2011

Peter Meyers has been writing about and helping create digital books for about 15 years, and during that time he hasn't seen anything as innovative, as well executed, and as plain lovely to look at as "Welcome to Pine Point."

Part book, part film, part website

Part book, part film, part website
By Peter Meyers
May 26, 2011

Peter Meyers has been writing about and helping create digital books for about 15 years, and during that time he hasn't seen anything as innovative, as well executed, and as plain lovely to look at as "Welcome to Pine Point."

Marginalia is still alive in the digital world

By Jenn Webb
May 16, 2011

It's time to stop lamenting the death of marginalia at the hands of digital publishing and actually do something about it. Openmargin, a startup in the Netherlands, has done just that.

Marginalia is still alive in the digital world

Marginalia is still alive in the digital world
By Jenn Webb
May 16, 2011

It's time to stop lamenting the death of marginalia at the hands of digital publishing and actually do something about it. Openmargin, a startup in the Netherlands, has done just that.

An iTunes model for data

An iTunes model for data
By Audrey Watters
April 20, 2011

iTunes and other digital markets create value not just through content, but through the convenience of the distribution channel and the flexibility to buy only what you need. Factual CEO Gil Elbaz says a similar model could work for data.

Publishing News: Week in Review

By Jenn Webb
March 18, 2011

In the latest Publishing News: Merchandising will not save publishing, but Margaret Atwood made T-shirts anyway; Facebook's comment plugin reduces comments, but maybe for the better; piracy isn't just about price; and Lonely Planet moved beyond the book..

Publishing News: Week in Review

Publishing News: Week in Review
By Jenn Webb
March 18, 2011

In the latest Publishing News: Merchandising will not save publishing, but Margaret Atwood made T-shirts anyway; Facebook's comment plugin reduces comments, but maybe for the better; piracy isn't just about price; and Lonely Planet moved beyond the book..

An era in which to curate skills: report from Tools of Change conference

By Andy Oram
February 18, 2011

Three days of intensive discussion about the current state of publishing wrapped up last night in New York City. Research and sales, authoring and curation, are all still important skills.

An era in which to curate skills: report from Tools of Change conference

By Andy Oram
February 18, 2011

Three days of intensive discussion about the current state of publishing wrapped up last night in New York City. Research and sales, authoring and curation, are all still important skills.

An era in which to curate skills: report from Tools of Change conference

By Andy Oram
February 18, 2011

Three days of intensive discussion about the current state of publishing wrapped up last night in New York City. Research and sales, authoring and curation, are all still important skills.

An era in which to curate skills: report from Tools of Change conference

By Andy Oram
February 18, 2011

Three days of intensive discussion about the current state of publishing wrapped up last night in New York City. Research and sales, authoring and curation, are all still important skills.

Want to succeed in online content? Get small, be open, go free

By Mac Slocum
February 16, 2011

Formation Media CEO Sam Jones discusses his recipe for online content success: It has to be free, it has to be widely available, and publishers must operate at a web-appropriate scale.

Want to succeed in online content? Get small, be open, go free

By Mac Slocum
February 16, 2011

Formation Media CEO Sam Jones discusses his recipe for online content success: It has to be free, it has to be widely available, and publishers must operate at a web-appropriate scale.

Don't forget the readers

By Jenn Webb
February 14, 2011

There are all sorts of statistics and tech reviews related to digital publishing, but what do readers think? Bethanne Patrick, book critic and owner of Book Maven Media, brings us up to speed on how consumers are responding to the digital shift.

Don't forget the readers

By Jenn Webb
February 14, 2011

There are all sorts of statistics and tech reviews related to digital publishing, but what do readers think? Bethanne Patrick, book critic and owner of Book Maven Media, brings us up to speed on how consumers are responding to the digital shift.

Nearly 1,000 additional O'Reilly and Microsoft Press ebooks now available in Kindle Store

By Andrew Savikas
September 22, 2010

Nearly 1,000 additional O'Reilly and Microsoft Press ebooks are now available in the Kindle store, and include a special upgrade offer for access to additional formats and free lifetime updates through oreilly.com for $4.99.


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