The Inside Scoop on the E-book Revolution | North Beach
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Swissnex | 730 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA
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.
- 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.
- Kevin Gao
Kevin Gao is the founder & CEO of Hyperink, a next-gen publishing platform. Hyperink’s focus is on working with experts of all types to curate and publish niche books. Prior to Hyperink, Kevin was part of the founding team at shopkick, a mobile shopping startup. He grew up in Texas, went to school at Stanford, and has worked at McKinsey and Google.
- 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.