"Why Mobile Matters" given by Andrew Savikas from O'Reilly Media

  • September 8, 2009 · 12:30 PM
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Andrew Savikas will join us on September 8 for "Why Mobile Matters: Ebooks are important, but mobile publishing is the real opportunity for publishers."

Andrew is one of our favorite speakers -- always informative and inspiring. Here's a bit about him:

Andrew Savikas is the VP of Digital Initiatives at O'Reilly Media, and is the Program Chair for O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishing conference. He blogs at toc.oreilly.com, and is also a regular contributor to the O'Reilly Radar blog.

Andrew leads the digital publishing and ebook program and strategy for O'Reilly Media, including both print and digital production of all O'Reilly books. Andrew is an advisor to Safari Books Online, O'Reilly's joint venture with Pearson Technology Group. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Book Industry Study Group, and is on advisory boards for Bookshare and the University of Michigan Press.

Andrew holds a B.S. in Media Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. He speaks frequently on digital publishing and ebooks, and is also the author of Word Hacks: Tips & Tools for Taming your Text.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was wonderful! Very insightful and informative--one of the best events yet!

    September 11, 2009

  • Al K.

    Intelligent, focused group; excellent speaker. I appreciate all of the effort that goes into creating events like this, I certainly benefited from being there.

    September 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Andrew had great things to say and really interesting data to back them up. My favorite nugget: "Make books act more like the web they're already part of."

    September 8, 2009

  • Babette R.

    I found the topic really interesting, as a publishing professional looking for new opportunities within the digital realm I think it was a really relevant and thought provoking speech.

    September 8, 2009

  • John m.

    Andrew gave a very informative, concise presentation & gave clear answers to some very pointed questions. I was good to hear Andrew's insights in person & have the opportunity to question directly.

    September 8, 2009

  • Paula A.

    Found his lecture extremely enlightening. I rather hoped he would have focused more specifically on the demographics of people who are downloading books now, and what the curve will be in 3 to 5 years. And the current split of non-fiction vs. fiction.

    September 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great information with some telling statistics! I wish we had started on time so I could have stayed for the Q&A.

    September 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speaker. Always love the tinge of motivation/inspiration that comes with these events. Thanks as always!

    September 8, 2009

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