O’Reilly TOC publishing conference

I’m back from the Tools of Change for Publishing conference. This was the best year yet! I met a lot of people, saw many old friends, and got caught up in the excitement of the next phase of publishing. I am thrilled about the direction we’re...
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The future is now

Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson, wrote about The End of Book Publishing As We Know It. His post includes a video of Sports Illustrated’s tablet prototype. It’s very cool, and looks like the obvious next step in publishing: the freshness of...
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Seeing Kindles in the wild…

I keep meaning to write a detailed review of the Amazon Kindle, but I'm too busy reading. I'll just say that this past week I walked onto a plane, reading my Kindle, and had to interrupt a guy reading his Kindle so I could get to mine. We compared...
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TOC first impressions

Once again, O'Reilly's TOC is exceeding my expectations. The morning keynotes really beat on the theme of community and social interaction; the idea that people want products that help them interact with each other, not with the product. Our...
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Back by popular demand

O'Reilly is hosting another "Tools of Change for Publishing" conference, this time in New York, February 11-13, 2008. I enjoyed the conference last year, and was flattered to be invited back to reprise my presentation "Business...
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O’Reilly Tools of Change

I’m at the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference for Publishing, in San Jose. I did the rounds of electronic publishing conferences a decade ago (can it be?) and there’s a strong sense of déjà vu. The imminent end of print publishing was...
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