O'Reilly Media's Tools of Change and Publishers Weekly are collaborating to launch a new conference called Author (R)evolution Day, aimed at professional authors, content creators, agents, and other independent author services providers. This daylong conference-within-a-conference debuts Tuesday, February 12, 2013 during O'Reilly's flagship TOC conference in New York City.

Author (R)evolution Day will answer the demand for important ideas, strategies, and conversations about the future of publishing from a key constituency in publishing's future--the authors and creators. Author, activist, and PW contributor Cory Doctorow headlines a dynamic list of presentations covering a wide range of issues for those who want to move beyond “Social Media 101'' to a more robust dialogue about today's rapidly shifting landscape. Topics include:

--A cohesive understanding of the future of publishing for authors

--The emergence of the “alternate publishing'' model

--Successful use of crowd-funding platforms

--Disruptive author-centric publishing experiments

--The inversion of book marketing practices

--The best platforms and tools for entrepreneurial authors

Kristen McLean joins TOC's Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert as chairs of Author (R)evolution Day. McLean, founder and CEO of Bookigee, is an industry thought leader on a wide range of publishing topics and a frequent TOC presenter. Bookigee and Argo Navis, an author distribution and marketing service, also act as event partners for Author (R)evolution Day.

For more information on how to register, click here.