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Three years of TOC at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Trends, topics and transformations in a market undergoing change

O’Reilly Media took its Tools of Change in Publishing Conference to Italy for the first time in 2011, teaming up with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair organizers to focus on opportunities for children’s content in digital publishing. That year the conference attracted 270 delegates from 27 countries, mostly publishers and developers. It was the first foray into the digital conversation for at least 40% of attendees. Two years and three conferences later, TOC Bologna has grown both in numbers as well as participant make-up, with authors and illustrators joining the discussion, and has spearheaded a maturing professional exchange on how the children’s sector might adapt, and thrive, in the digital landscape.

This article provides an overview of TOC’s three years at Bologna and highlights the trends, topics, and transformations currently at the forefront of a market striving to re-define itself as it heralds the future of publishing.

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TOC Trifecta: This week’s must-reads (10/11/12)

A healthy dose of Shakespeare, discovery, and recovery

  1. Shakespeare for the rest of us — Thanks to the new Sourcebooks product I might even be able to understand Shakespeare now.
  2. Rethinking discovery — It’s not about bestsellers but it does require both curation and algorithms.
  3. Five stages of publishing grief — Where are you in this process. Our weekly newsletter can help you get from denial to acceptance in record time, so sign up today.
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