Gone are the days when your reading choice was simply paperback or hardcover. E-books are changing the face of publishing and reading in a variety of ways. You’ll hear from e-book publishers, librarians, and authors about how e-books are changing the marketplace for reading. Whether you’re hoping to launch an e-book yourself or just curious about how reading is changing, we have the experts on hand to introduce you to the field and answer your questions.
Presentations are followed by a panel discussion, audience Q&A, and follow-up conversation at a nearby bar (to be announced at the event). During the discussion portion of the evening, we’ll probe the challenges and opportunities of e-books. Bring your questions!
John Tayman is founder & CEO of Byliner.
Sarah Houghton is best known as the author of LibrarianInBlack.net. She is also the Director for the San Rafael Public Library. Sarah is a big technology nerd and believes in the power of libraries to change lives. Combined, they make a fearsome cocktail.
Peter Brantley is the Director of the BookServer Project at the Internet Archive, a San Francisco-based not for profit digital library. He previously served as executive director of the Digital Library Federation. He is a co-founder of the Open Book Alliance, and a past member of the board of directors of the International Digital Publishing Forum (idpf), the standards setting body for digital books. He is a contributing editor at Publishers Weekly, covering library issues and transformations in the publishing industry.