A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to New York for the Tools of Change for Publishing conference – a summit about new technologies and business models relevant to help us publishing folk move forward. It’s a brain-melting three days where you spend your whole time going ‘ooh, ooh, that’s so cool’ and wishing you had infinite time/money/skills to do EVERYTHING.
Obviously, I can’t wrap up three days in one short Friday blog post, so I won’t, but I wanted to highlight a few particularly cool projects, people and companies I saw.
Paperight – this great project turns photocopy shops in developing countries into legal bookshops, so that many more people in villages and towns can have access to text. See more here!
Thrillbent.com is new way of reading comics online where the pages come alive on the screen – check it out!
WorldReader.org – this is a great project getting ereaders into the hands of kids that need access to stories the most. Get involved!
And finally, this was shown as the keynote for the first day to make us all laugh – let’s hope we don’t forget how to use the traditional paper book 😉
(And if you ever get the chance to go – don’t hesitate!)