Edinburgh 'Disruption in Publishing' Conference, 20 June 2014

So that’s it for this year… Described by one attendee as “an insanely great publishing meeting” !

Thanks to all our wonderful speakers: Cory Doctorow, Ian Ritchie, Timo Hannay, John Gilbey, Jan Velterop, Mark Hahnel, Michelle Brook, Rachel Willmer, Brennan Dunn, Peter Armstrong.

And our best wishes to Jenny Todd, who couldn’t make it on the day because of a car accident, hope all is well!

Here’s the links to the talks:

Welcome to the conference Joanna Young, the Scientific Editing Company

SESSION 1: Access: Open Publishing in a Digital World Chaired by Graham Steel

Publishers: saviours of science Timo Hannay, Digital Science

Publishing in the future: is the Global South leapfrogging? Jan Velterop, AQnowledge

Free Our Research Michelle Brook, Open Knowledge Foundation

SESSION 2: Analytics, Tools & Technology Chaired by Jo Young

Before the Web, and After the Hype Ian Ritchie, Coppertop

Open Data: Viva La Revolution Mark Hahnel, Figshare

Project Management Of The Future John Gilbey

SESSION 3: Publishing: what are the new creative rules? Chaired by Jo Young

What’s the price of an ebook? Rachel Willmer, Luzme

Information doesn’t want to be free: 3 laws for creative success in the digital age Cory Doctorow

SESSION 4: Future: What Does the Future Hold for Publishing? Chaired by Rachel Willmer

Lean Publishing: Why In-Progress Publishing is the Future, and the Past, of Publishing Peter Armstrong, Leanpub

How I Sell A Book for $249: the magic of tiered pricing Brennan Dunn

Panel Session: Timo Hannay, Jan Velterop, Michelle Brook, Mark Hahnel, John Gilbey, Peter Armstrong, Brennan Dunn