Sneak Peek: TOC Online Directory

Update: From the Murphy’s Law department, we temporarily lost a bunch of the directory entries for a few hours this morning. The entries have been restored, and we’ll be working with the company providing the directory service to find out what happened (and probably evaluating alternative providers …).

We talk with a lot of publishers looking to adopt new technologies like XML, ebooks, and Print-on-Demand, and while many of them are convinced of the need to move ahead, they’re not sure where to find the right partners, vendors, and service providers.

To help the situation, we’ve put together the TOC Online Directory, which includes listings for:

  • Technology companies
  • Publishing tools
  • Service providers
  • Printers
  • Consultants
  • Associations
  • Industry events

You can rate the companies listed, and even subscribe to an RSS feed so you’ll know about new listings added within a specific category.

Listings that include just name, phone number and URL are free, or you can choose a Basic, Premium, or Showcase listing for a higher profile. Some levels also include goodies like embedded video, longer descriptions, a contact form, and images.

The site is now in "beta," which means that while most everything is up and running, there are still some wrinkles to iron out (see: the first paragraph of this post). Your feedback is important and quite welcome. Just send mail to tocdirectory AT with any comments or questions.

In addition to listings for all of our TOC 2008 sponsors, we’ve begun adding entries for other companies and organizations that seem relevant to the publishing and technology ecosystem. If we already have you listed, you can "claim" your listing and customize it. If you’re not already listed, join today. As a bonus for blog readers, save 30% on upgraded listings with discount code blog through July.