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BiB IV: Speakers

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BiB IV is produced and sponsored by Hypothes.is and the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Event space and staffing support are generously donated by the
Internet Archive and swissnex San Francisco.

Registration is now open.

Safari Books Online is the BiB IV “Niobium” level sponsor.
Additional support is provided by: Constellation (Perseus) and Green Apple Books.

The meeting will be held from 24-25 October 2013 at the Internet Archive.
A “hackday” event will be held on 26 October 2013 at swissnex San Francisco.

Books in Browsers

Adam Hyde, Book Sprints
Allen Tan, New York Times
Anna von Veh, Say Books
Anthon Astrom, Lukas Zimmer, Astrom/Zimmer
Baldur Bjarnason, Unbound
Bill McCoy, IDPF
Clifton Meador, Columbia College Chicago
Corey Pressman, Exprima Media
Dan Whaley, Jake Hartnell, Hypothes.is
Dominique Cunin, EnsAD
Étienne Mineur, les éditions volumiques
Gerardo Capiel, Benetech
Haig Armen, Lift Studios
Hugh McGuire, Pressbooks
Jason Merkoski, BookGenie451
James Bridle, Booktwo
John Maxwell, Simon Fraser Univ.
Justo Hidalgo, 24 Symbols
Kate Pullinger, Bath Spa University
Kathi Fletcher, Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow
Keith Fahlgren, Safari
Mandy Brown, Editorially
Manuel Schmalstieg, MS-Studio
Nathan Kontny, Draft
Nicole Ozer, ACLU NorCal
Peter Armstrong, Leanpub
Peter Collingridge, Safari
Peter Haasz, Overdrive
Richard Nash, Cursor Books
Robert Glushko, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Sameer Verma, SFSU
Steve Woodall, Columbia College Chicago

Hackday: Introduction

Stephen Woodall, Robin Bargar, and Clifton Meador, Radical Publishing Project, Columbia College Chicago

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June 1st, 2013 at 6:33 pm

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BiB 2012: Getting ready

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Internet Archive building

 

BiB welcome poster

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October 12th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

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BiB 2012: Program

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Detailed Schedule

October 24-26, 2012

New: videos of most talks from this conference are now available.

@ the Internet Archive
300 Funston Avenue
San Francisco, CA

with major sponsorship from:
Safari Books Online and Kobo Books

and further assistance from:
Pearson plc, Don Linn & Assoc., Firebrand Technologies, VitalSource Technologies, Voyager Japan, Goodreads, Enthrill Books, Frankfurter Buchmesse, and Green Apple Books!.

Wednesday evening

17:30-20:00 O’Reilly Media invites.
@ The Kabuki Hotel.

Thursday

08:30-09:00. Initio
Kat Meyer (O’Reilly Media), Peter Brantley (Internet Archive). Introduction and Welcome.

09:00-10:00. Morning session 1.
Craig Mod – Subcompact Publishing
Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media Partners) – The library within us.

10:00-10:15. Break

10:15-11:15. Morning session 2.
Adam Witwer (O’Reilly Media) – We’ve got the tools. Let’s start using them.
John Maxwell (Simon Fraser Univ.) – The Webby Future of Structured Markup: Not Your Father’s XML.
Laura Dawson (Bowker) – When a book is not a book.

11:15-11:30. Break

11:30-12:30. Morning session 3.
Miral Sattar (BiblioCrunch) – You’ve picked an authoring plaform. Now what?
Ricky Wong, Feng Hu (MobNotate) – Enabling Discovery through linking
Hugh McGuire (Pressbooks) – Authoring for Discoverability.

12:30-13:30. Lunch

13:30-14:30. Afternoon session 1.
Michael Tamblyn (Kobo Books) – /data lessons/
Chris Conley (ACLU) – Digital Books and dotRights.

14:30-14:45. Break

14:45-15:45. Afternoon session 2
Anna Lewis (ValoBox) – Books in browsers … what next?
Henrik Berggren (Readmill) – Learnings from a year of building a service for readers.
Peter Collingridge (Enhanced Editions) – Failure is an option.

15:45-16:00. Break

16:00-17:00. Afternoon session 3.
Stefanie Syman (The Atavist) – The Reader Experience.
Pablo Defendini (Safari Books Online) – Reading on the big screen.

17:00-17:30. end-of-day

Ben Moskowitz (Mozilla) – Making Popcorn.

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Evening:

17:30-18:30. Reception
18:30-19:30. Internet Archive presents

[Dinner on your own].


 

Friday

08:30-09:00. Re-engage
Mary Lou Jepson (Pixel Qi). Overworked Eyes: How can screens be easier on the eyes?

09:00-10:00. Morning session 1.
Liza Daly and Keith Fahlgren (Safari Books Online) – The self-publishing book.
Maureen Evans and Blaine Cook (Poeti.ca) – Dear Editor: conversation in an electronic age.

10:00-10:15. Break

10:15-11:15. Morning session 2.
Bill McCoy (IDPF) – Teaching the browser EPUB 3 (and learning on the way).
Daniel Buchner (Mozilla) – Custom Elements and <book /> – Returning the Web to Authorship.
Liz Castro (Pgs, Gourds, & Wikis) – Zen* and the art of the modular book.

11:15-11:30. Break

11:30-12:30. Morning session 3.
Nancy Ruenzel (Peachpit Press) – Lessons from the ebook foundry.
Ron Hogan (Beatrice) – Beatrice: My foray into self-publishing.
Kate Pullinger (author) – Having My Cake.

12:30-13:30. Lunch

13:30-14:30. Afternoon session 1.
Matt MacInnis (Inkling) – The Death of the Ten Dollar Text File
Masaaki Hagino (Voyager Japan) – Simpler, Smaller, Stronger (and video).
Ron Martinez (Aerbook) – Books in Clouds.

14:30-14:45. Break

14:45-15:45. Afternoon session 2.
Matthew Cavnar (Vook) – Across devices.
Adam Hyde (FLOSS Manuals) – Social Book Production.
Tobias Green (Playlab London) – The Written World.

15:45-16:00. Break

16:00-16:45. Afternoon session 3.
Kassia Krozser (Booksquare) – What Do Readers Want? Books! How Do They Want Them? Every Way Possible!.
Kevin Franco (Enthrill) – Endpaper Engine.

16:45-17:00. Finale
Tschüss! Until next time!


 

Thank you!

Written by peter

July 12th, 2012 at 12:35 am

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BiB12: speakers and talks

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Adam Hyde (FLOSS Manuals) – Social Book Production

Adam Witwer (O’Reilly Media) – We’ve got the tools. Let’s start using them.

Anna Lewis (ValoBox) – Books in browsers … what next?

Bill McCoy (IDPF) – Teaching the browser EPUB 3 (and learning on the way)

Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media Partners) – The library within us

Chris Conley (ACLU) – Digital Books and dotRights

Craig Mod – Why aren’t you publishing on Facebook?

Henrik Berggren (Readmill) – Learnings from a year of building a service for readers

Hugh McGuire (Pressbooks) – Authoring for Discoverability

John Maxwell (Simon Fraser Univ.) – The Webby Future of Structured Markup: Not Your Father’s XML.

Kassia Krozser (Booksquare) – What Do Readers Want? Books! How Do They Want Them? Every Way Possible!

Kate Pullinger (author) – Having My Cake

Kevin Franco (Enthrill) – Endpaper Engine

Laura Dawson (Bowker) – When a book is not a book.

Liz Castro (Pgs, Gourds, & Wikis) – Zen* and the art of the modular book

Liza Daly (Safari Books Online) – The self-publishing book

Masaaki Hagino (Voyager Japan) – Enhancement of the Book

Matt MacInnis (Inkling) – /multimedia ebooks/

Matthew Cavnar (Vook) – Reading across devices

Maureen Evans and Blaine Cook (Poeti.ca) – Dear Editor: conversation in an electronic age

Michael Tamblyn (Kobo Books) – /data lessons/

Miral Sattar (BiblioCrunch) – You’ve picked your authoring plaform. Now what?

Nancy Ruenzel (Peachpit Press) – Lessons from the ebook foundry

Pablo Defendini (Safari Books Online) – Reading on the big screen.

Peter Collingridge (Enhanced Editions) – Failure is an option

Ron Hogan (Beatrice) – Beatrice: My foray into self-publishing

Ron Martinez (Aerbook) – Books in Clouds

Stephanie Syman (Atavist) – The Reader Experience

Tobias Green (Playlab London) – The Written World

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July 10th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

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BiB12: Preliminary speakers

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We already have some exciting preliminary speakers lined up for BiB in October!
Much can change between here and then, but so far we have:

  • Henrik Berggren, Readmill
  • Baldur Bjarnason
  • Liz Castro, Cookwood Press
  • Matt Cavnar, Vook
  • Peter Collingridge, Enhanced Editions
  • Chris Conley, ACLU Northern California
  • Blaine Cook and Maureen Evans, Poeti.ca
  • Liza Daly et al., Safari Books Online
  • Pablo Defendini, Safari Books Online
  • Kevin Franco, Enthrill
  • Tobias Green, Playlab London
  • Masaaki Hagino, Voyager Japan
  • Adam Hyde, Floss Manuals
  • Mary Lou Jepson, Pixel Qi
  • Kassia Krozser, Booksquare
  • Anna Lewis, ValoBox
  • Ron Martinez, Aerbook
  • John Maxwell, Simon Fraser Univ.
  • Hugh McGuire, Pressbooks
  • Bill McCoy, IDPF
  • Matt McInnis, Inkling
  • Craig Mod
  • Brian O’Leary, Magellan Media Partners
  • Kate Pullinger, writer
  • Nancy Ruenzel, Peachpit Press
  • Miral Sattar, BiblioCrunch
  • Bob Stein, SocialBook
  • Stefanie Syman, Atavist
  • Michael Tamblyn, Kobo Books
  • Clive Thompson, Wired
  • Adam Witwer, O’Reilly Media
  • Laura Dawson, Bowker

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March 28th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

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BiB12 will return to the Internet Archive

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Books in Browsers 2012 will return to the Internet Archive!

We will be in the upstairs pews area, not downstairs, for those who are familiar with our facility.

Sponsoring options are now available; please contact me for more information.

We will require registration fees this year for the first time to offset our costs; however, I expect the attendance will be slightly larger. Registration costs will be partially offset for not-for-profits, educational, early-stage startups, and invited independent professionals. As before, special attention will be provided international attendees.

More information will be available soon.

Written by peter

March 19th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

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BiB 2012: Topic

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Books in Browsers 2012 will focus on authoring platforms, portability of the reading experience, and open ebook standards. Stay tuned for more!

Please hold the Dates: October 25-26, 2012, in San Francisco!

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March 1st, 2012 at 10:22 pm

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Books in Browsers: 2012

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Save the date!

October 25-26, 2012

Books in Browsers 2012 will be held on Thursday – Friday, October 25-26, 2012 in San Francisco, with an RSVP event on Wednesday night, October 24.

We look forward to seeing you!

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December 11th, 2011 at 12:09 am

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Books in Browsers 2011: Sponsors

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The Internet Archive and O’Reilly Media

welcome our attendees and sponsors!

 

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O'Reilly Media

Tools of Change

 


 

With major support from Safari Books Online:

Safari Books Online

 

Sponsorship gift from Ingram VitalSource:

Ingram VitalSource

 

Accessories from Ibis Reader:

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Official bookstore is Green Apple Books:

Green Apple Books

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September 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

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Books in Browsers: Ignite

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Join the Internet Archive, O’Reilly Media, and 150 of the most exciting and innovative leaders in publishing on Thursday night, October 27 for BiB: Ignite! The program will run from 18:30-19:30 (6:30-7:30 pm), at the Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue in San Francisco. Reception starts at 17:30 (5:30 pm).

Ignite talks are special format where each speaker has just five minutes to share their personal and professional visions in 20 slides, auto-advancing every 15 seconds.

The Ignite program will bring the latest news from the Archive’s Open Library project plus 10 of the hottest new companies from around the world, many of them just emerging from stealth, that are defining the future of reading and publishing. Several of these startups will be presenting their work for the very first time.

Join us for a couple of hours on a Thursday night, and get a peek at the future of books!
Press are welcome. Please RSVP at RSVP@archive.org.

  1. Brewster Kahle: An Introduction
  2. Brewster Kahle: Open Library
  3. Rochelle Grayson : BookRiff
  4. Henrik Berggren : Readmill
  5. Eli James : Pandamian
  6. Hugh McGuire : Pressbooks
  7. Mogens Nielsen : Flatleaf
  8. Miral Sattar : BiblioCrunch
  9. Ricky Wong : Mobnotate
  10. Justo Hidalgo : 24Symbols
  11. Mikkel Ricky : Systime iBogen

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Written by peter

September 12th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

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