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Author (R)evolution Day Friday Tweet Chats Start This Week

By Kat Meyer
January 23, 2013

Starting January 25 and continuing through February 8, Kristen McLean (@BKGKristen) and I (@KatMeyer) be hosting #ARDay twitter conversations featuring speakers from Author (R)evolution Day. This Friday’s #ARDay tweetchat topic is “The Benefits of Bookish Community Participation and Building” and …

Publishing times, they are a-changin’

By Deni Auclair
July 31, 2012

In this event video, the NYC Publishing Innovators Meetup group's inaugural roundtable addressed the question: "What role can publishers play in supporting a direct relationship between readers and authors?"

The core of the author platform is unchanged — it's the tools that are rapidly changing

By Jenn Webb
March 6, 2012

"Cooking for Geeks" author Jeff Potter offers lessons learned while writing, marketing and selling his book. "The book is no longer the product," Potter says. "The product is now the conversations and community that grow around the book."

The core of the author platform is unchanged — it's the tools that are rapidly changing

The core of the author platform is unchanged — it's the tools that are rapidly changing
By Jenn Webb
March 6, 2012

"Cooking for Geeks" author Jeff Potter offers lessons learned while writing, marketing and selling his book. "The book is no longer the product," Potter says. "The product is now the conversations and community that grow around the book."

Now available: Best of TOC 2012 anthology

By Mac Slocum
February 9, 2012

"Best of TOC 2012" explores the ideas that are shaping the content world, including: the adaptation of publishing, digital's legal issues, new tech and tools, and thoughts from the edge of publishing.

Now available: Best of TOC 2012 anthology

Now available: Best of TOC 2012 anthology
By Mac Slocum
February 9, 2012

"Best of TOC 2012" explores the ideas that are shaping the content world, including: the adaptation of publishing, digital's legal issues, new tech and tools, and thoughts from the edge of publishing.

Four short links: 23 February 2011

By Nat Torkington
February 23, 2011

Programmable Bluetooth Watch -- OLED display, bluetooth, vibration, button, timers, and two-way Bluetooth. I'm enchanted by the possibilities of our environment talking to us through such a device. (via Tom Coates on Twitter) Flying Cars (XKCD) -- a reminder to appreciate the future we live in, and not grizzle too hard that the ones we dreamt of in the...

Hacking online advertising

By Mac Slocum
August 31, 2010

Grand and bold declarations about the demise of online advertising -- and the web itself -- get all the attention. But two recent ads serve as countermeasures to the gloom: hackers are calibrating online advertising to serve their own specific needs.

The future of publishing lives on and around the web

By Mac Slocum
February 23, 2010

Richard Nash is passionate about the web's ability to connect audiences and authors with the topics that excite them. Connections can be fleeting and the revenue model is in flux, but there's a lot of opportunity in this model. What Nash discusses in this short video interview could very well be a blueprint for future publishing businesses.

Inside the E-book Wars: Sony Turns up the Heat

By William Stanek
December 9, 2009

William Stanek here, delivering a new installment in my "Inside the E-book Wars" series. As I let you know in earlier posts, Barnes & Noble began shipping the Nook and Sony began shipping the Reader Daily Edition (PRS-900) in time...

Tim O'Reilly Makes the Argument for Open Publishing--Just Pick the Hat to Fit the Head

Tim O'Reilly Makes the Argument for Open Publishing--Just Pick the Hat to Fit the Head
By Sara Peyton
February 25, 2009

At TOC, Tim O'Reilly, the founder and CTO of O'Reilly Media, eloquently answered a question posed by Matthew Bernius, the co-director of the Open Publishing Lab at RIT. The question: "Why should publishing be open?" Tim's answer: "We have found through experiments that we can make a living when we give our content away." It's simple, Tim insists. All you have to do is pick the hat to fit the head. Watch the video to learn more.

Learning like teens

By Simon St. Laurent
February 13, 2009

The way I learned computers back in the 1980s doesn't seem that different a path from the way teens are learning now - but both seem very different from the way that adults traditionally learn. Is there a way to improve adult learning by encouraging teen practices?

Metrics from the O'Reilly Bookworm release

By Liza Daly
February 12, 2009

This is the kind of web usage report that makes site managers ecstatic and software engineers cringe, and as I'm playing both roles in this case I'd describe it as a feeling of giddy terror. Bookworm has been online...


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