SOBA: Inside the E-book Revolution

Hear from e-book publishers, librarians, and authors about how e-books are changing the marketplace for reading.

Event Details

Location

swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States

Date

July 17, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

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!

*Presentations and discussion livestreamed. Follow the event on Twitter (@sciobayarea and #sobay), like SOBA on Facebook, and visit the ScienceOnline Bay Area blog for event recaps, news, and more.

Bios

John Tayman

John Tayman is founder & CEO of Byliner.

Sarah Houghton

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

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.

 

Photo: Myleen Hollero

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