Schedule: Keynote sessions

Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Peter Collingridge (Enhanced Editions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 27 ratings)
Enhanced Editions was set up with the idea of tailor making ebooks for the iPhone. The first title was Nick Cave's Bunny Munro, followed by David Simon, creator of The Wire. Co-founder (and publishing native) Peter Collingridge explains who and what was involved, and the lessons learned along the way. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
William Patry (Google, Inc. )
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 23 ratings)
Industries who rely on copyright laws face a number of problems caused by by the disaggregation of their works (think CDs and newspapers) as well as the problems caused by the disintermediation of distribution chains. These problems are not, however, legal problems, but rather market problems, and they can only be solved by responding to market demands. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
David "Skip" Prichard (Ingram Content Group Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 27 ratings)
The rapid pace of technology and its adoption by users has increased exponentially in the last few years. At the first O’Reilly TOC conference in June 2007, the Kindle was still on the horizon and mobile apps were just beginning to create buzz in the market. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Sameer Shariff (iPublishCentral)
Average rating: **...
(2.26, 23 ratings)
The rising popularity of the web has changed the dynamics of the way businesses function. Business models that were once thought to be purely built on b2b relationships are experiencing the rapid transition to one that is more directly consumer oriented. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post)
Average rating: **...
(2.93, 28 ratings)
We hear it all the time: newspapers are dying, magazines are dying, book publishing is dying. But, like Mark Twain’s demise, these gloom and doom pronouncements are greatly exaggerated. The online explosion has actually created a renaissance in reading. Publishers just need to find new and innovative ways to reach these digitally-focused eyeballs. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 12 ratings)
The widespread success of digital reading devices has proven that the world is ready to read books on screens. While the BookServer system is still in development by many players, this talk will demonstrate pieces working and discuss how it works. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
James Cathey (Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. )
Average rating: *....
(1.89, 9 ratings)
As the hottest devices of 2010, eReader display technology is providing the means for publishers to deliver color images, a glossy magazine experience, and video content. The most dynamic display technology will allow publishers to seek out new revenue streams and provide users with an unparalleled media experience. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Jeff Gomez (Starlight Runner Entertainment)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 9 ratings)
In this keynote seminar Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner and one of the world’s leading producers of global transmedia properties, will lay the groundwork toward developing methods, tools and business models that will generate new paradigms for publishers large and small. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Ray Kurzweil (Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.23, 13 ratings)
Our evening keynote will be a conversation between Ray Kurzweil, creator of the Blio e-reader, and Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Scott Sigler (Dark Øverlord Media)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 19 ratings)
Scott Sigler started giving away free podcast novels in 2005. He built an audience that landed him a five-book deal with Crown Publishing and soon hit the New York Times best-seller list. Scott skipped print-on-demand and instead started his own small press that sold out a 3,000-copy hardcover print run. Selling directly, he makes ten times more per unit than he makes from standard royalties. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Frances Pinter (Bloomsbury Academic)
Average rating: **...
(2.59, 17 ratings)
This keynote looks at how the ‘long form publication’ (historically known as the book) could be funded in order to make the most of the ‘free at point of use’ opportunities of the Internet. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Average rating: **...
(2.27, 15 ratings)
What influences consumers to purchase digital content? How does community impact recurring revenue? How does the consumer experience impact purchasing decisions? Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Ramy Habeeb (Kotobarabia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.15, 13 ratings)
An examination of the state of epublishing in the Arab World with a close look at the obstacles preventing the growth of the field, specifically the lack of organization and the lack of standardized numbering such as ISBNs. Additional challenges are the ambiguous laws regarding copyrights. This presentation will look at these challenges and potential solutions. Read more.
Location: Broadway Ballroom (6th Floor) Level:
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 10 ratings)
In this talk, Tim O'Reilly will outline some of the key competencies in distribution, marketing and sales that are required of publishers in the ebook era. Read more.
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Qualcomm
  • Copia
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • Adobe
  • Aptara
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Bowker
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • Google
  • HP
  • LibreDigital
  • MagMe
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • oXygen XML Editor
  • Chuckwalla
  • Foxit Software
  • Jacquette Consulting
  • Jouve North America
  • Lulu
  • Marvell
  • Media Services Group
  • PubServ
  • Safari Books Online
  • Silverchair
  • Virtusales
  • Vitrium Systems
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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