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  • BISG’s MIP 2013: A New World of Big Data, Complexity and Collaboration

    In a morning of presentations focused on the growing importance of Big Data, mobile computing and self-publishing on industry decision-making, The Book Industry Study Group’s Making Information Pay Conference featured a variety of panelists at its May 15 event.

  • O'Reilly Ends TOC Conference

    Tools of Change, the first industry wide conference to address the impact of digital technology on book publishing, is being discontinued by O’Reilly Media.

  • Conference Report: Beyond PDF 2

    Academic results have been bundled into journals to facilitate their sharing since 1665, noted attendees at the recent Beyond PDF 2, conference, in Amsterdam. But the Web has brought with it an opportunity to blow up and remake academic publishing.

  • SXSW 2013: Self-Publishing, David Carr and the ‘Theology of Free’

    Despite a year at SXSW Interactive that seems to have both a big spurt in attendance and fewer book publishing focused panels, there were still some useful discussions of the evolution of publishing in the digital era and its financial underpinnings.

  • Digital Kids Conference Focuses on Content Creation

    Computer and mobile device users view four billion videos on YouTube every day. That was one of the statistics used by Victor Lee, v-p digital marketing at Hasbro, to illustrate to attendees at the Digital Kids conference held earlier this week the type of competition they face in competing for children's time.

  • TOC 2013: Teicher Says State of Indie Bookselling is Strong

    American Bookseller Association CEO Oren Teicher used a Thursday morning ToC session to offer a sort of State-of-the-Union for the independent bookselling trade—and, he told attendees, the state of the indie union is, counter to the prevailing wisdom, strong.

  • TOC 2013: Tim O’Reilly Tells Publishers to ‘Work on Stuff that Matters’

    For the first time in three years, Tim O’Reilly stood on stage and addressed Tools of Change, the conference he started seven years ago, kicking off the show with a keynote talk that offered attendees some perspective on how far digital publishing has come, along with a healthy dose of optimism for where it’s heading.

  • Live from Tools of Change 2013: The Keynote

    PW presents the livestreamed keynote speech from the 2013 O'Reilly Tools of Change conference:

  • Digital Delivery and Higher Education at BISG’s MIP Confab

    In the third annual focus on Higher Ed Publishing in The Book Industry Study Group’s series of Making Information Pay conferences, speakers offered a wealth of data that show a college textbook market moving slowly but surely to digital delivery, the illicit support for, and rise of, shadow digital libraries and growing popularity of digital learning systems offering interactivity and analytics as well traditional content.

  • Kobo, Book Discovery and More at Digital Book World 2013

    Digital Book World 2013 wrapped up this year’s conference with presentations from e-book retailer Kobo on its partnership with U.S. Indies, the evolving state of book discovery and e-book retail and a roundtable response to the Penguin/Random merger and business models likely to come from it.

  • Publishers Focus on a Complex Future at Digital Book World 2013

    The annual Digital Book World conference opened yesterday with a host of industry executives trying to make sense of a new and complex publishing reality.

  • The Children's Digital Market: Still Uncharted Territory

    The growing complexity of the children's digital market was parsed by industry experts at the Publishers Launch Conference in New York on January 15, as panelists and speakers agreed that the transition from print to digital will not be a clean, easy movement and that things are still very much in the experimentation stage.

  • ‘At the Crossroads of Legal Code, Computer code, and the Codex’: In Re Books Presentations Now Online

    On October 26 and 27—yes, just before Hurricane Sandy slammed the Northeast—New York Law School held In re Books, a “conference on law and the future of books.” Couldn’t make it to the conference? No problem—the full video of the conference is now available online, with downloadable versions ready soon. And check out Grimmelmann’s personal reflections on the program at the PWxyz blog.

  • At the 2012 Miami Book Fair, Self-Publishing Takes Center Stage

    Self-publishing was one of the highlights at the just-concluded 2012 Miami Book Fair.

  • Books in Browsers 2012: A Publishing Industry Rushing into the Future

    BiB speakers were not trying to repair or modernize publishing. Rather, they were designing new solutions for a world in which story-telling takes advantage of networked tools for sharing insights and art.

  • Tools of Change Books In Browsers Event Livestream

    A livestream of the O'Reilly Tools of Change Books in Browsers event on October 25, 2012

  • ALA Report 2012

    It was an upbeat annual conference for the American Library Association in Anaheim, Calif., highlighted by the awarding of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the ALA’s first-ever book award for adult fiction and nonfiction. But with the release of a new Pew report and a pilot project announced by Penguin, the issue of library e-book lending loomed large over the meeting.

  • ALA 2012 Attendance Roughly Flat with 2011

    It was an upbeat annual conference for the American Library Association in Anaheim, and ALA officials reported that 20,134 attended the 2012 meeting in Anaheim, roughly flat with the 20,125 at the 2011 show.

  • Author Rebecca MacKinnon Kicks Off ALA With Talk On Digital Privacy

    Issues with e-book lending may loom large over the 2012 American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, but Rebecca Mackinnon’s opening keynote focused on another aspect of the digital revolution important to librarians: privacy.

  • The 140 Conference Brings All Things Twitter to New York

    Jeff Pulver’s 140 Conference: The State of Now, returned to the 92nd Street Y with its unique combination of serious business data and oddball fringe culture, inspiring social outreach and full-on eccentricity and fun.

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