O’Reilly Media’s Tools of Change and Publishers Weekly are collaborating to launch a new conference called Author (R)evolution Day, aimed at professional authors, content creators, agents, and other independent author services providers. This daylong conference-within-a-conference debuts Tuesday, February 12, 2013 during O’Reilly’s flagship TOC conference in New York City.
Author (R)evolution Day will answer the demand for important ideas, strategies, and conversations about the future of publishing from a key constituency in publishing’s future–the authors and creators.
Author, activist, and Publishers Weekly contributor Cory Doctorow headlines a dynamic list of presentations covering a wide range of issues for those who want to move beyond “Social Media 101” to a more robust dialogue about today’s rapidly shifting landscape. Topics include:
– A cohesive understanding of the future of publishing for authors
– The emergence of the “alternate publishing” model
– Successful use of crowd-funding platforms
– Disruptive author-centric publishing experiments
– The inversion of book marketing practices
– The best platforms and tools for entrepreneurial authors
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First Edition Design Publishing is the world’s largest eBook and POD (Print On Demand) book distributor. Ranked first in the industry, First Edition Design Publishing converts and formats manuscripts for every type of platform (e-reader). They submit Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s Books to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, and over 100,000 additional on-line locations including retailers, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company’s POD division creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. First Edition Design Publishing is a licensed and approved Aggregator and holds licenses with Apple and Microsoft.