Posts tagged conference
Reporting on the Creatures, Crime and Creativity Conference
September 16, 2013 | 5:00 pm
You may have noticed that I haven't been around much for the last few days. I was getting ready for and then attending the Creatures, Crime and Creativity Conference that was held last weekend in Baltimore. [caption id="attachment_96795" align="alignleft" width="135"] Jeffery Deaver keynote[/caption] While I've attended numerous conferences, this was my first writer's conference, and I admit I'm now spoiled for anything else. I've never had the chance to network and chat with so many writers, and I'm hungry to do it again. I had a chance to interview several authors, including Brian Keene, John Gilstrap, D.B Corey and Jeffery Deaver. Look for...
CSI meets Law & Order at the Killer Nashville writers’ conference this August
June 30, 2013 | 1:41 pm
[Press Release] On August 22, 2013, crime scene tape will go up at Nashville’s Five-Star Hutton Hotel, and hundreds of crime fiction readers and writers will converge to learn from—and sometimes match wits with—forensic anthropologists, psychologists, attorneys and law enforcement professionals. The occasion is Killer Nashville, a conference for fans and writers of thrillers, mysteries and other crime literature. In addition to a reader/fan track and three tracks of panels and presentations on the business and craft of writing, the conference offers an extensive forensics track certain to appeal to "CSI" fans or anyone with an interest in investigative techniques. One of Killer...
BREAKING: O’Reilly Media Retiring the Tools of Change Conference and TOC Blog
May 2, 2013 | 10:15 pm
Earlier today, O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly announced in a blog post that after seven years of hosting the Tools of Change for Publishing conference, a digital publishing event attended annually by many of the biggest names and most important members of the industry, the conference is being officially retired. Also folding along with the conference is the popular TOC blog, which, like its namesake series of events, is considered a crucial portion of most every digital publishing professional's media diet. The rationale behind the cancellation of Tools of Change seems largely to be one of financial priority. In the aforementioned blog...
At TOC, a Tempest of paradigm-challenging ideas on what an e-book can be and do
February 15, 2013 | 7:07 pm
O wonder! How many goodly books are there here! How beauteous publishing is! I attended the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) conference this past Tuesday and learned about a topic that captivates me: new forms that books are able to take when they are conceived as e-books. There is so much creative work being done in this area that I often want to hold it up to show those who think we are an industry in turmoil. An industry in transition, yes, but with many bright minds at work moving us in exciting new directions. Here’s a quick look at some highlights: Fabienne...
Mashable to explore publishing trends at $2,199 Mashable Connect conference
March 25, 2012 | 4:15 pm
On Mashable, Lance Ulanoff posts about the trend toward self-publishing through Amazon and other e-book shops. Amazon, he writes, has a huge potential audience, and both known and unknown writers are finding audiences for their books there. And Apple just unveiled iBooks Author, which makes creating e-books easier than ever. Of course, there are concerns over quality, especially given that many e-books may not have been professionally edited. Whether you use Amazon or Apple, these platforms tear down the traditional publisher barrier and put control firmly in the hands of you and me. I wonder how...
$300 Discount for San Francisco eReaders 2011 Conference
September 8, 2011 | 8:00 am
Future of Publishing conference looks to the future of publishing
July 27, 2011 | 11:17 am
Futurebook has an article looking at a recent discussion in Soho held as part of a “Future of Publishing” conference series. As the piece points out, it seems like you can’t turn around without running into another conference or other event trying to determine how to deal with the “future of publishing”, but this series differs in that it tends to offer some hands-on exercises aimed at finding practical solutions. A few interesting things that came out of this discussion include the contention that, even though e-book readers and tablets have taken off in the last few years, the...