TOC 2012 Workshops

The TOC Workshops take place on Monday, February 13. These intensive workshops cover a wide variety of publishing-related topics, from technical overviews and discussions to practical, hands-on instruction. The morning workshops are 3 hours and the afternoon workshops are 90 minutes. Please note: there is an additional fee required to attend workshops at TOC.

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Empire-Hudson
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Joshua Tallent (eBook Architects, now Firebrand Technologies)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Publishers are focusing a lot of attention on ePub, and many publishers only create ePub files. However, Amazon's Kindle Format 8 is an important format that all eBook developers must master. This workshop will teach you how to create your own Kindle Format 8 files from your ePub source content, as well as some ePub techniques that might allow for easier auto-conversion to the Kindle format. Read more.
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Soho Complex
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Anne-Marie Concepcion (Seneca Design & Training, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
How do you get from a print-ready InDesign layout to a beautiful and fast-loading EPUB without tearing your hair out? Join InDesign and eBook guru Anne-Marie “HerGeekness” Concepcion — whose hair is still fully intact — for her half-day intensive session and find out! Read more.
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Astor Ballroom
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Amanda Gomm (Digital Bindery), Tom McCluskey (Digital Bindery)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
As the new standards rolls out, publishers should be on the leading edge of adoption. The best way to learn, is to do. We will take apart an EPUB and reconstruct it using the newest standards, techniques, and features to see what is possible with EPUB3. All technical levels are invited. Read more.
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Duffy-Columbia
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Edward Colleran (Copyright Clearance Center), Skott Klebe (Copyright Clearance Center)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Copyright was originally designed when type was still made out of lead. What do we need to know in today’s era of ebooks, multimedia, apps, and the cloud? Read more.
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Chelsea-Gotham
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Vladimir Levantovsky (Monotype Imaging), Steve Matteson (Monotype Imaging Inc.), Geoff Greve (Monotype Imaging Inc.), Alin Jardim (Monotype Imaging)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Web fonts and e-publishing tools bring a vast array of typographic choices. But how do you effectively harness type and typographic controls that were once the domain of book designers and publishers? Meet experts who will help you make the right choices. Join Vladimir Levantovsky, Steve Matteson and Geoff Greve of Monotype Imaging as they go “under the hood” with type for the screen. Read more.
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Soho Complex
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Kristen McLean (Bookigee)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
For developers, agile methodologies like SCRUM may be familiar, but what would happen if we took these processes and applied them to traditional publishing’s more vertical workflows? This session will introduce key principals of agile methodology, and examine the potential of using these methodologies to re-engineer the entire publishing workflow for success in today's challenging climate. Read more.
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Duffy-Columbia
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Bethanne Patrick (Book Riot), Julia von dem Knesebeck (bilandia-media), Guinevere de la Mare (Chronicle Books)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
This workshop is for publishers and other content creators concerned with expanding their customer base. Read more.
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Chelsea-Gotham
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Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
This workshop will walk web site owners/managers through several technical and strategic methods for optimizing their sites for discovery through the major discovery channels: search engines, blogs, social networks, & email. We will cover simple SEO techniques using a content management system (CMS), simple content marketing techniques, content portability, and effective email marketing. Read more.
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Empire-Hudson
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Kirk Biglione (Oxford Media Works), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks / LibriVox / Iambik )
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
As digital becomes more central to a book publishers life, the tools must change to keep pace. In this session we look at WordPress as a lightweight digital swiss army knife, a powerful and flexible platform that can be adapted to many publishing needs. We'll look at using WordPress-based systems for ecommerce, marketing, catalogs and discovery and more. Read more.
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Astor Ballroom
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Sanders Kleinfeld (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
HTML5 is revolutionizing the Web, and now it’s coming to your ebook reader! In this workshop, I give an overview of three areas of HTML5 that offer great promise to ebook publishers looking to expand beyond traditional text-and-graphic narratives. Read more.
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Astor Ballroom
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Peter Meyers (Citia)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Porting (or even enhancing) print books for the iPad is like using a Ferrari to grocery shop. Look, listen, and learn as digital book maven and “Breaking the Page” author Peter Meyers demonstrates how to design next generation content for a canvas that can do so much more than print. Read more.
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Chelsea-Gotham
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Todd Sattersten (BizBookLab)
The business model of most book publishing is based on long form works that take years to create and distribute. Those long cycles introduce substantial risk to the success of any project. The world of startups is obsessed with the minimum viable product; what can be introduced now, learned from, and added to. In this workshop, we'll talk about how this idea of MVP fits into book publishing. Read more.
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Soho Complex
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Anne Kostick (Foxpath IND), Louis Rosenfeld (Rosenfeld Media, LLC), Victor Lombardi (Jesta Labs), Whitney Quesenbery (WQUsability)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
UX is still news to most book publishers: a panel of UX pros will tackle both the well known and the hidden obstacles to true reader engagement in digital books. This is not a design seminar; it’s a mental model elevator, in what has long been a blind spot in book publishing. The session will include some unusual activities that engage everyone in solving UX problems in the digital-reading space. Read more.
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Duffy-Columbia
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Brian Felsen (CD Baby | BookBaby | HostBaby )
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This panel will teach you everything you need to get started with video, so you can create a better ebook experience, engage with your fans on the Internet, and expand your reader base. Brian Felsen will go through recommended equipment purchase, basics of lighting, setup, editing, uploading, and metadata. Attendees will shoot a short video and walk through the process together. Read more.
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Empire-Hudson
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Dana Newman (Dana Newman)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Join Dana Newman as she discusses the changing world of digital rights and publishing agreements. Authors, agents, and publishers alike will appreciate this workshops which promises to offer a clearer understanding of the issues, with a variety of topics to be addressed. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • COPIA
  • 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.

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

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