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BEA is just around the corner and we're looking forward to taking the opportunity to meet you face to face and talk about what's happening in your world. Here's where you can find us:

Stop by the TOC Booth (we have free books!)

We'll be setting up shop in the Expo Hall's Digital Zone (booth #DZ2309) and we invite you to stop by and say hi. Joe, Kat, and Betsy will be working the booth, available to talk about the future of publishing or whatever else is on your mind. We'll also have free books and some other fun swag (animal stickers anyone?) to give away.

If you'd like to set up a time to meet, send an email to kmeyer@oreilly.com and/or jwikert@oreilly.com and let us know what works for your schedule and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Stop by the TOC Booth at Book Expo America (BEA)

Ignite BEA - Enlighten Us, But Make it Quick!

TOC and IDPF are co-sponsoring Ignite at BEA, Monday, June 4 at 6:00pm in the Special Events Hall. Kat will be hosting the great lineup of digital publishing startup innovators:

  • Henrik Berggren (Readmill) – Bridging the gap between buying and reading. Or what is happening with the web and independent publishing
  • Theodore Gray (Wolfram/Touch Press) – TBA
  • Caleb Mason (Publerati) – A Better Way to Launch New Fiction Writers? (Or the Long Strange Trip of a Business Masochist.)
  • Andrew Rhomberg (Jellybooks) – F*** The Rules: Why We Broke 10 Rules for Selling Books Online
  • Matthew Robertson (Evident Point) – Building an Open Source EPUB3 Reader with HTML5: (it's harder than it looks)
  • Nick Ruffilo (Aerbook) – Live Authoring
  • Miral Sattar (Bibliocrunch) – How the Publishing Industry is like the Kingdom of Westeros...and What Publishers Can Learn
  • David Wilk (Booktrix) – Slow Publishing: The Future is Always Derived from the Past
  • Brian Felsen (BookBaby) – Look Sharp
  • Andrew Brenneman (Finitiv) – Clearing the Path with Cloud Services
  • Kathy Meis (Serendipite Studios) – Bubish

Each of these presenters will give a 5 minute talk, with slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. The audience will judge winners via applause-o-meter. If you've been to an Ignite talk you know how entertaining this format is; if you haven't, you're in for a treat. Note: in order to attend Ignite BEA your pass must include access to IDPF's Digital Book Program.

BookRageous Party at Housing Works

After Ignite you're invited to the BookRageous BEA Bash featuring some of our favorite authors -- hijinks guaranteed to ensue.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Featured authors include:

  • Megan Mayhew Bergman (Birds of a Lesser Paradise)
  • David McInnis Gill (Invisible Sun, Black Hole Sun, Soul Enchilada)
  • Brian Francis Slattery (Lost Everything)
  • J Courtney Sullivan (Maine, Commencement)
  • Emma Straub (Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, Other People We Married)

The BookRageous team will also be doing a special raffle to raise money for Housing Works. We've asked Jami Attenberg, Kate Christensen, Jennifer Egan, Ben Greenman, Lev Grossman, Emma Straub, and Justin Taylor to make you a mixtape of a few of their favorite party songs. The mixes will be available on Spotify to one and all, but at the raffle you could actually win a mixed tape, filled out and signed by one of them -- because there is nothing more satisfying than an actual mixtape.

O'Reilly Author Book Signing

We'll have some of our authors available for book signings on June 5 in the Expo Hall Autographing Area (table #27). Stop by to meet the authors and get a signed copy of their book.

We hope to see to you in New York next week,
Kat Meyer, Joe Wikert, and the rest of the TOC Team