O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference 2008 Call for Participation
11:59pm 10/15/2007 EDT.
Are you a(n):
- Book publisher trying new digital distribution methods and models?
- Publisher successfully repurposing content across multiple media, including books, the Web, and videos?
- Author blogging and promoting your book (with or without help from your publisher)?
- Author who’s going it alone without a publisher?
- Technologist at a publishing company driving new digital initiatives?
- Technology company with something new to offer in publishing technology?
- Developer or vendor working on collaborative/distributed authoring/editing tools?
- Magazine publisher succeeding in a digital world?
- Project manager leading a major digitization/conversion initiative?
- Company serving publishers looking for a platform to launch/announce a new product?
- Entrepreneurial publisher or publishing technology company?
- Publishing services or technology vendor looking to connect with decision makers?
- Publishing business that has figured out how to become (or remain) profitable in a digital world?
- Business strategist navigating an industry upended by the Internet?
- Library finding new ways to connect readers to the content and knowledge they care about?
- Person, organization, or business that cares about books and can articulate your vision for their future?
If so, you are invited to submit a proposal now to speak at the TOC Conference.
Some of the topics we plan to include in the 2008 conference program are:
- New business models for publishers and other players in the publishing value chain
- Case studies of successful (or unsuccessful!) new publishing initiatives
- Case studies from implementing lessons learned at TOC 2007
- Why and how to digitize your content/backlist, and what to do with it once you’ve got it (or permitted someone else to keep it for you)
- Strategies and tactics for incorporating Print-on-Demand into a supply chain
- Tools and challenges for an efficient all-digital workflow
- Best practices for working with Amazon, Google, Ingram and other big players
- Creative web-based marketing strategies, including SEO (search-engine optimization, a.k.a., “turning up at the top of a Google results page”) for publishers
- Best new practices and tools for working with and supporting authors during editorial, production and/or marketing phases
- How teens and youth are consuming, and changing, publishers’ content
- How to capture and analyze web metrics of interest to publishers
- Systems and devices for displaying digital copy (demos welcome)
- Business models for delivering and/or receiving material via new devices
- Emerging supply chain and distribution models
- Standards for metadata and for access
- Innovative DRM models
- New copyright clearing, assertion, and determination mechanisms
- How do you do any of these neat things when you don’t have or can’t afford technical staff in-house?
Proposals will be considered for the following types of presentations:
- 45 minute conference session or panel discussion
- 3 hour tutorial (these extended classes give participants practical, in-depth guidance in using new technologies that are critical for publishing)
- 5-10 minute Lightning Demo (this series of rapid-fire presentations provide invaluable insight into new technologies that serve publishers)
A limited number of speaking opportunities are also available through conference sponsorship. Contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The submission deadline for all proposals is October 15.
Registration opens in October 2007.
Submit a proposal