These days I am organizing a meet-up called Pub ’n’ Pub for people from all over the publishing industry in San Francisco. Our goal is to learn, to network and to have fun.
Melissa Manlove, Editor at Chronicle Books, will present the keynote speech: “An Editor Walks into a Bar: Understanding the building blocks of humor, and why we should take humor seriously”. Melissa Manlove has been with Chronicle for 10 years and 16 years of children’s bookselling experience. I think she is the perfect person to discuss with the futur of children's book publishing.
Pub 'n' Pub (#pubnpub) is a series of publishing pub meet-ups in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands and was started by Leander Wattig in 2011. This would be the first event to take place in San Francisco.
We need your support: We developed the idea for the first #pubnpub in San Francisco last-minute. That's why we still looking for a location. It would be awesome if you could help us. Maybe your company would be interested in hosting this event? Please contact me mail(at)charlotte-reimann.de
More information about the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/789235121129051
and on our website: http://pubnpub.de/post/97132790891/pubnpub-goes-san-francisco
We look forward to meeting you.
We are looking forward to another vibrant conversation sparked by the folks over at Inkling. (http://inkling.com) Hope to see you later this month!
Leaders from Inkling's Content and Design teams will share their approach to building beautiful interactive books unbound by the constraints of the printed page, discussing the benefits (and challenges) of building structured content using open Web standards, scalable responsive design, and meaningful interactivity.
Inkling, founded in 2009, initially focused on publishing interactive textbooks for iPads. The company has since broadened its scope to include other kinds of learning content (cookbooks, travel guides, how-to books, medical references, etc.) and other readers (Web, iPhone, Android, ePub). Inkling's Habitat authoring environment is becoming the industry standard for producing beautiful, structured content at scale.
Nate Gillespie, Manager of Content Architecture
Norris Hung, Manager of Content Platform & Strategy
Kien Nguyen, Interactive Designer
6:00-7:00 p.m. : Mingling with pizza and beer generously provided by our hosts at Inkling
7:00-8:00 p.m. : Introductions and Presentation
8:00-8:30 p.m. : Questions, suggestions, and more mingling...
153 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 · 4th Floor, CA
It's been awhile, but we are really thrilled to announce our next event - a presentation and discussion with the folks at Goodreads. Here's a little description of what you can expect:
What creates that magical moment when a reader decides to read a particular book? What makes them pluck a title out of the hundreds of thousands of books published each year and say "Yes"? Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing, and Brian Rosenblat, Director of Product at Goodreads will share highlights of what Goodreads is seeing in book discovery trends. They'll paint of picture of how serendipitous discovery works in the digital world and give insights into some of the top ways people find, share, and discuss books they love.
Want to talk, too?
This meetup is about exploring all aspects ofthe ongoing transformation of books, from cultural, professional, technical,and experiential points of view. We welcome fans, critics, innovators,and skeptics, as we bring some thought to where we are headed.
We would like to cultivate a sense of dialogue and group participation. So along with featured guests that we're inviting,we're encouraging presentations from members, with time for discussion. Let us know if you'd like to present!
6:00 -- Mingling and meeting (with pizza and refreshments graciously provided by our hosts, Goodreads)
7:00 -- Introductions
7:15 -- Brian and Patrick's Presentation
8-8:15 -- Group Member presentation (if we hear from you..!)
8:15 -- More mingling
Excited to start
We're ready to get things rolling with this meetup, and are excited to announce the first meeting, with speaker, Robin Sloan, a member presentation by Sam Ward, and a general introduction to each other.
Self-described media inventor Robin Sloan previews his talk, Making Space, like this: The conversation around books and ebooks has been mostly technical and economic, occasionally creative, but the biggest challenge for any book—in any format—is cultural. How does a book make space for itself in the world? I'll explain why that means more than simply "finding an audience"; try to convince you that distribution platforms and recommendation algorithms aren't enough; and suggest some next steps for writer & publishers alike.
About Robin Sloan
Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and now splits his time between San Francisco and the internet. He graduated from Michigan State with a degree in economics and, from 2002 to 2012, worked at Poynter, Current TV, and Twitter. His first novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, is coming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October. You can learn more at http://robinsloan.com and follow along at @robinsloan.
Want to talk, too?
This meetup is about exploring all aspects of the ongoing transformation of books, from cultural, professional, technical, and experiential points of view. We welcome fans, critics, innovators, and skeptics, as we bring some thought to where we are headed.
We would like to cultivate a sense of dialogue and group participation. So along with featured guests that we're inviting, we're encouraging presentations from members, with time for discussion. Let us know if you'd like to present!
Group member talk: Sam Ward from Center for Investigative Reporting
Sam Ward from the Center for Investigative Reporting (http://cironline.org/) will talk about a recent ebook project that he's undertaken at the CIR.
6:00 -- Mingling and meeting (with pizza and refreshments graciously provided by our hosts, Trulia)
7:00 -- Introductions
7:15 -- Robin Sloan
8:00 -- Sam Ward
We'll slot in another speaker after Sam if someone volunteers.