Your job as a publisher is to do things for authors that they can’t do for themselves.
Remember what you really do, it may not be the cool/sexy stuff, it’s the boring stuff and you have to be good at those things in this era. Â If not, someone else will take your place. Continue reading TOC – Tim O’Reilly Keynote→
TOC -Â Rethinking The Role and Funding of Academic Book Publishing – Frances Pinter (Bloomsbury Academic), Feb. 24
Creating quality content is not without cost. Â Frances discussed publishing monographs in academia, which is an endangered species. Â print runs for academic books have been on a major decline. She focused on the SS and H (Social Science and Humanities) where the book form is still preferred over journal articles (unlike the sciences). Â She offered a very interesting proposition to support an open access model for academic monograph publishing, supported by library budgets. Â I hope Frances presents this to library audiences, because it’s worth thinking about and considering. Â Libraries want open access, have declining budgets, and like to collaborate. Â Her model addresses all of these factors. I’ll try to get her slides or check with her about an audio interview. Continue reading TOC – Rethinking the Role and Funding of Academic Book Publishing→
AR is often confused with visual search like google goggles or Nokia point & find, Ricoh iCandy, or kooaba interactive print. (i.e.google goggles, it’s confused b/c a person can take a a picture of a book cover and then the search engine actually brought back results. The publisher didn’t do anything in this instance).
Ignite offers individuals 5 minutes to speak about a particular topic or to promote a product. Â At TOC a series of speakers participated in ignite. Â A selection of summaries are below.
Erin with Smartwords from wordnik – get and share information about words; digital words know things (where they are, where they came from, who created them, who they are hanging out with, etc); ask a word about themselves and they can answer you’ll have a closer experience b/t readers and the content/devices; the words have to be smart; a standard, enabling powerful APIs – smartwords.wordnik.com – email them with ideas on what can be published in this open standard Continue reading TOC – Ignite (5 minute sessions)→
Tools of Change – Networked, Mobile & Landlocked – Current Ereaders – Feb 22 11:45 – 12:30
Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren
Requiem for an ebook shopper – consumer perspective on devices available
Liza showed a interesting slide with the interconnectivity (or not) by popular readers, very complicated to buy a book (consumer says, the hell with it, I’ll just buy a movie). Â We don’t care so much about devices, it’s something that consumers will choose based on their liking. Â What we should be concerned about is interoperability. Last year it looked like this would happen, but things have really changed. Continue reading Tools of Change – Networked, Mobile and Landlocked, Current Ereaders→
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