Changing Times, Changing Readers: Let's Start With Experience

Tim Carmody (Technology Review / National Geographic)
Keynote Broadway Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live along with the other keynotes.
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Digital reading is firmly part of the mainstream. Whether it’s on the web, in an app, or packaged as an e-book, more readers all over the world are starting with a screen. But mainstream audience and still-quickly evolving standards are a recipe for anxiety for readers and publishers alike. This keynote examines how readers’ experiences and expectations are changing in response to the new digital reading landscape, and how and why editors and publishers can address those expectations and soothe those anxieties.

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Tim Carmody

Technology Review / National Geographic

Tim Carmody writes about media, technology, art, and culture at, Wired Magazine, Snarkmarket, HiLobrow, The Idler, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Journal of Modern Literature, and other outlets. Together with the community at Snarkmarket, he helped write and edit a 2009 book titled New Liberal Arts. He studied mathematics and philosophy at Michigan State University and received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from UPenn in 2009. He founded, a community website devoted to the future of reading.

  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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