1) If you will be in the Austin area, and...
2) Are interested in books and publishing,
Don't miss the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, all day Friday, downtown!
And yes, yours truly will be on a panel sponsored by the Texas Book Festival. Please come see me! :)
For a full run-down of what peeps interested in publishing can do during the week of SXSW, check out this article in Publishers Weekly.
Here's the official blurb for the Friday conference as sent out by the Texas Book Festival:
Join us For a Future of Publishing Conference as SXSW Begins
Mini TOC Austin is a one day event of conversation focusing on Austin's thriving publishing, tech, and bookish-arts community.
This conference provides an opportunity for publishing and tech luminaries from Austin and around the globe to share how they are forging ahead in the publishing/tech/content space. The best and brightest of Austin (and SXSW's) art, business, craft, and technology community will be gathered for a day of collaboration and connecting around their shared love of the bookish.
The Festival’s literary director, Clay Smith, will moderate a panel titled “The DI(Almost)Y Author Marketing Platform” with writers Owen Egerton, P.J. Hoover, Jeff Potter, and Amanda Eyre Ward from 11:30am-12:10pm and will participate on a panel with writer Neal Pollack and journalist Ed Nawotka in the “What We Talk about When We Talk about Publishing” panel from 12:50-1:30.
Friday, March 9, 2012 from 9:30am-5:30pm
St. David's Episcopal Church (map)
301 E. 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701
See you there!