Tim Coates

Tim Coates
Chairman, Bilbary

Website | @bilbarybooks

Author of “Who’s in Charge? Responsibility for the Public Library Service,” a critical assessment of libraries designed to ensure their preservation, Tim Coates has devoted his four-decade career to promoting his love of books and reading. A consultant to local and national government on public library services, Tim is also author of “The Good Library Manual”, a practical guide to transforming any public library by improving the library experience. Tim is also author of the weekly “Good Library Blog”.

Tim is best known in Britain as a successful book retailer. However, he is also an editor and author of 30 books. Former managing director/CEO of retail book sellers Sherratt & Hughes and Waterstone’s in England and of the English book chain WHSmith in Europe, Tim was also a proprietor of his own book store.

Tim is Chairman, founder and visionary for www.bilbary.com, an e-book retail and lending site in mid-stage development.


Manage Astor Ballroom
Moderated by:
Peter Brantley (BookServer Project)
Andrew Albanese (Publishers Weekly), Tim Coates (Bilbary), Jeremy LeBard (ReadCloud), Micah May (New York Public Library), Julie Sandorf (Charles H. Revson Foundation )
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This panel moderated by Peter Brantley consists of five individuals working to foster or construct alternative business models for libraries in the digital age in concert with publishers. Come join us as we discuss the challenges of - and potential solutions to - affording equal access to content, while making financially feasible for publishers and writers. Read more.
  • 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.

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

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