"publishing industry" entries

Top Stories: October 24-28, 2011

10/30/11 is Dennis Ritchie Day, post-PC and the new tech revolution, publishing's fundamental shift.

This week on O'Reilly: Tim O'Reilly called for a Dennis Ritchie Day to honor the computing pioneer, Mark Sigal examined the players and products in the post-PC revolution, and Hugh McGuire discussed the seismic shifts that are reshaping the publishing industry.

Long-Term Questions Around Google and Content

Martyn Daniels offers long-view questions around Google's copying of content from publisher books: Publishers have in many cases argued it is healthy to give them [Google] content as they drive up sales, others that they are stealing it. Whatever your viewpoint the question that must be answered is what do they intend to do with it tomorrow? Will they…

Profile of Hay House: "An Attitude is Not a Business Plan"

Hay House and O'Reilly differ in content, but share similar revenue paths. See how they compare.

News You Can Use

We've launched a news channel on the TOC blog, where you can catch news items and insights related to business and technology innovation in publishing. It's even got its own RSS feed (you can also subscribe to a combined blog/news feed). Got news? Send your ideas to tocnews AT oreilly.com….

Amazon Pushes Print-On-Demand Exclusivity

The intertubes have been flapping today about Amazon's latest move to get its POD publishers and self-published authors to exclusively use BookSurge for printing their titles.

Roundup: Borders Mulling Sale, Blogs to Books

Borders explores possible sale, Fractal Press taps personal finance bloggers for book

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