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angelajames’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Pre-Conference, Jan 1, 12:00

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booksquare: @saraennis not tomorrow, future bs post/talk at #toc. will publish either before or after opanel (@mallevallik, @angelajames, @smartbitches)

Overnight, Feb 9, 8:30

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angelajames: Home from #TOC tweetup. Flirtinis were excellent as was networking n conversation

Peter Brantley Keynote, Feb 10, 9:20

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angelajames: How do you know you're at #toc --laptops everywhere in the keynote http://twitpic.com/1f23h

Cory Doctorow Keynote, Feb 10, 9:39

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angelajames: Oooh, I must check out the Expresso Book Machine booth in the #toc exhibit hall.

angelajames: #toc DRM is futile errand. Publishing adopting it when other industries are ditching it.

angelajames: @jane_l would love this #toc keynote by Cory Doctorow

angelajames: #toc Plastic Logic reader http://twitpic.com/1f2qp

angelajames: #toc http://twitpic.com/1f2rw readius

angelajames: #toc Readius ereader folded up http://twitpic.com/1f2t1

Morning Break, Feb 10, 10:17

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angelajames: #toc iRex reader http://twitpic.com/1f2uf

angelajames: APT Bookscan machine #toc http://twitpic.com/1f2z2

toc: RT @angelajames: APT Bookscan machine #toc http://twitpic.com/1f2z2

angelajames: #toc espresso book machine http://twitpic.com/1f33q

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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angelajames: Am wearing my Wonder Woman Girl Power Tee today for our #toc panel.

Reception, Feb 10, 6:04

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jane_l: @angelajames does interpretive dance of eInk Readius at #toc: http://tinyurl.com/apjjte

TOCConNow: by @jane_l: @angelajames does interpretive dance of eInk Readius at #toc: http://tinyurl.com/apjjte

Breakfast, Feb 11, 7:45

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angelajames: Flying solo today at #toc and ready for keynotes to begin

Neelan Choksi Keynote, Feb 11, 8:54

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angelajames: Keynote:#toc: Lexcycle COO about the Stanza effect and 2008 being the year that ebooks hit their high this year

angelajames: #toc iPhone is a great reader because: it has international reach, color display, multifunction device, built in wireless

angelajames: #toc no external light required and it has the App store (personal note: I think the App store is evil genius)

angelajames: #toc equally as important as hardware advance is the advance of the Epub standard. Still early days, execution on support is taking time

angelajames: #toc but there is great value for a standard that can be read on cross devices (personal note: yes yes yes yes!)

angelajames: #toc mentions Doctorow's "rant" on DRM. Bottom line: bad for users

angelajames: #toc Stanza announces they'll be supporting Adobe's DRM!

angelajames: #toc standard format eases burden for publisher: no formatting to an "alphabet soup" of formats (personal note: word)

jane_l: rt @angelajames #toc Stanza announces they'll be supporting Adobe's DRM!

angelajames: #toc Stanza: 1.3 million users in 60 countries, over 5 million books downloaded, 100,00+ books in library, half free

angelajames: #toc users like having their library available to them in their pocket/handbag. It's about the convenience of already having device with

angelajames: #toc mentioned different stores available on Stanza including AllRomanceEbooks

angelajames: #toc Fictionwise: 44,000 titles in catalog, sales tripled since Dec. 3 launch, 5,000+purchasers, average title price $10.25

angelajames: #toc were expecting more romance readers but ended up being very representative of print readers, so all genres cross board

angelajames: #toc Harlequin "one of the more bold in the ebooks"

angelajames: #toc images render well through Stanza/iPhone

angelajames: #toc Every device is unique --Things that work for one device may not work on another

angelajames: #toc listen to the user-- this is crictical, just about every enhancement comes from readers

angelajames: #toc most important thing we can think of "immersive reading" "I missed my stop on the bus six times in last month becuase I was immersed"

angelajames: #toc publisher lessons: Keep it simple for the user, expect higher standard from distributors, conversion houses, keep experimenting-be bold

angelajames: #toc question from audience: are you moving Stanza to other devices, answer is yes, it's coming

Nick Bilton Keynote, Feb 11, 9:18

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angelajames: #toc next speaker from NY Times Nick Bilton in R&D and Newsroom

angelajames: #toc no matter your medium from book to video to blogs to tweets, it's all storytelling

angelajames: #toc "smart content" rather than getting the same info as someone else, your content knows you and what you want

angelajames: #toc "death of paper" but paper is just a device. "but I like the feel of paper" but immediacy is important

angelajames: #toc nephew is going to grow up to want all content immediately, we can't change that

DavidDurand: RT @angelajames: #toc used 3 y/o nephew as example of someone who knows nothing but a world of access to immediate access to all content

angelajames: #toc David Carr website as an example of creating a new method of storytelling that goes along with the printed book--explore new narrative

jsteeleeditor: RT @angelajames #toc David Carr website as an example of creating a new method of storytelling that goes along with the printed book

angelajames: #toc called up 10 publishers and said "can I speak to R&D room" and got the "huh?" response from all of them

angelajames: #toc thinks publishers should work more with authors to create author websites for this new storytelling experience to supplement print

angelajames: #toc "the smart cookie" cookies on all of your devices would talk to each other to create your unique experience

angelajames: #toc consumers pay for content, not just the media it comes on (whether it's music or books). Matter of finding right price

angelajames: #toc @nickbilton delivered a great, very funny and relevant keynote. Thank you! Really interesting ideas to ponder

angelajames: #toc Tim O'Reilly is the next keynote speaker

Tim O'Reilly Keynote, Feb 11, 9:48

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angelajames: #toc oops, tech problems delay O'Reilly's speech. No fun for him! So he starts with Q&A from audience

angelajames: #toc keynote begins: Reasons to be excited

angelajames: #toc 1. We live in an amazing time, we have billions of new people joining the world of ideas

angelajames: #toc the internet is becoming more complex, building a global intelligence network that can/will do something different, adventure ahead

angelajames: #toc web has generated 1 trillion pages

angelajames: RT @thewritermama Quality of slush pile compares to what you will find published online. #TOC

angelajames: #toc publishers need to develop their technology in new ways, using new talents and new media

angelajames: #toc imagine a word in which information is everywhere--Google app, put phone to ear, say "pizza" n the phone knows where u r and sends you

angelajames: #toc 2nd reason to be excited: people are reading a lot. Comparing shelfari, goodreads, library thing: chart curve shows rapid uptake

angelajames: #toc reading public is out there on the net sharing information about books

angelajames: #toc think of all the books I've picked up because friends or people on book community have recommended them

angelajames: #toc second influential person on Twitter is an author: Stephen Fry

angelajames: #toc publishers get serious about helping authors, not just getting books to outlets. We need to do more for our authors than we used to.

angelajames: #toc publishers confer status on people. It's a mark that someone thought enough of their book to publish it

angelajames: #toc twitter: how do you find time to do that? How do you not? Find time and get in on it when it's still new

angelajames: #toc spend a lot of time reflecting out what I read = conferring status

angelajames: #toc people are talking about what they're reading/doing in a more intellectual thing. Doing RT'ing

angelajames: #toc service tracks how RTs are done. TimO'Reilly is often most RT'd. Good media for getting out word on what I care about

booksquare: RT @angelajames: #toc twitter: how do you find time to do that? How do you not? Find time and get in on it when it's still new

angelajames: #toc that is the role of the publisher. Get status in a medium and confer status on your authors and then they confer status back on you

angelajames: #toc personalize your Twitter. Don't just use it as promo.

tsattersten: RT @angelajames: #toc the role of the publisher. Get status in a medium and confer status on your authors and then they confer status back.

angelajames: #toc everyone has a network. Publish good stuff and people will follow (is that like build it and they will come?)

angelajames: #toc another reason to be excited: people are still paying for access to information. The internet is not free.

angelajames: #toc don't get caught in the idea that no one will pay

booksquare: RT @angelajames: #toc the role of the publisher: status in a medium and confer status on your authors and then they confer status back o ...

angelajames: #toc make your content available wherever your readers want to find it, whatever format they want it.

angelajames: #toc DRM is an obstacle (anyone sensing a theme to the conference this year?)

angelajames: RT @thewritermama Lots of sales from overseas. Reaching people we couldn't otherwise reach. We have to share what we learn. #TOC

angelajames: #toc learning from web: collaboration matters. Writing is no longer a solitary effort. Work with authors, readers, etc to build the product

angelajames: #toc we have to figure out together, what is the right price?

angelajames: #toc Google Book search Movile app: performs the same role as mp3 in getting people to read online. (hmmm)

Morning Break, Feb 11, 10:15

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angelajames: RT @thewritermama Lots of sales from overseas. Reaching people we couldn't otherwise reach. We have to share what we learn. #TOC

angelajames: #toc learning from web: collaboration matters. Writing is no longer a solitary effort. Work with authors, readers, etc to build the product

angelajames: #toc we have to figure out together, what is the right price?

angelajames: #toc Google Book search Movile app: performs the same role as mp3 in getting people to read online. (hmmm)

angelajames: #toc quoted: the best way to make something happen in the future is to invent it. Go forward and make great stuff happen. /keynote

angelajames: RT @thewritermama Bookworm is a free e-pub device. Free and money can co-exist. (Yes!) #TOC

ShariAnton: Enjoying reports #toc from @angelajames and @booksquare

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:00

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angelajames: #toc in the changing role of publisher panel. Lulu releases 5000 titles a week? A month? I thought they said a week.

angelajames: RT @thewritermama Lulu is all about helping authors make money by writing a book. Big growth thanks to the recession. #TOC

angelajames: #toc RT @thewritermama Joe Wikert, Eileen from Blurb. Clint Greenleaf, Michael Hyatt, Lulu Ceo, and Tim O'Reilly -- CEO Panel

angelajames: #toc BlurbNation is a community of editors, authors, copyeditors, designers, photographers offering their services.

angelajames: #toc everyone is so excited about BlurbNation they're helping grow it by word of mouth

angelajames: #toc Greenleaf says "I love recessions" because I can find amazing talent

angelajames: #toc Hyatt says: bookreviewblogger site,you have to register, agree to read it, post a 200 word review, involves 2000 people right now

angelajames: #toc Hyatt: begin buzz without delivering physical book to reviewers (more publishers need to do this)

angelajames: #toc Lulu has 800,000 titles. "between you and me, a lot of them aren't very good. but between those are some gems" how do we highlight?

angelajames: #toc lulu has "We Read" for reviews which is interactive reviews for people wanting reviews from someone they know(so your friends' reviews)

angelajames: RT @RonHogan #toc Lulu CEO how do we help the guy who's a shy genius sell more books?

angelajames: #toc Lulu: how do you find the next book to read? That's what the long tail promise is, you can find something that relates to you

angelajames: #toc If I wasn't at this con, I would not be getting anything done at work. I'd be spending all my time reading all these tweets!

angelajames: #toc content rules, author's platform rules, people will buy based on credibility of author but also on content. Not just known publishers

angelajames: #toc O'Reilly has been trying to figure out how to integrate self-publishing with their brand

angelajames: RT @RonHogan #toc Clint Greenleaf: the burden of credibility has shifted from the publisher to the author

angelajames: #toc print versus ebooks at what point will we see the same # copies sold in each format

angelajames: #toc Michael Hyatt: once devices are more sexy and DRM isn't an issue, maybe in the next five

angelajames: #toc O'Reilly says three years, Lulu CEO says 2010 when plastic logic launches (kind of tongue-in-cheek)

angelajames: #toc Lulu says what if selling ebooks is the wrong business model but instead you give them away and turn into advertising media instead.

chapmanchapman: RT @angelajames #toc Lulu says what if selling ebooks is the wrong business model, instead you give them away with embedded ads.

angelajames: #toc author platform is everything. But publishers need to stop talking and also do it so they can say this is how you do it

CharleneTeglia: If you're not following @angelajames on Twitter and are in publishing, click follow. She's tweeting #toc.

angelajames: #toc T'OR we have to reinvent and make author want to be with us rather than on own

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:50

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angelajames: #toc someone RT'd me but the RT changed something key in what actually typed and changed the message. Eek!

angelajames: Am taking a break from #toc tweeting to have lunch with Kensington editor Kate Duffy. I'll be back for afternoon sessions and keynotes

angelajames: #toc what 2pm panel should I attend?

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:50

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angelajames: @RonHogan #toc I'll be playing toc bingo during your panel. Make me a winner!

angelajames: Lunch date went long (great lunch) so I missed first afternoon #toc panels

angelajames: #toc thinking about our panel yest., hope our message about devices for women was understood: they should appeal to women aesthetically

angelajames: #toc doesn't mean they have to be pink, just that they need to be trim and sleek, fit in a purse and not be too incredibly fugly (Kindle)

Sessions, Feb 11, 3:40

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SmartBitches: @angelajames #toc and that like shopping for prices, we like options to customize and make our devices unique.

angelajames: #toc up next, A Study in Online Community Building: @RonHogan (Beatrice.com), John Scalzi and Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor)

angelajames: #toc love that in these rooms they've run big power outlets next to seats to plug laptops in. WIN!

angelajames: #toc while we're waiting for this panel to start, can I just say that I feel I've been going nonstop for three days. This con rocks.

angelajames: #toc @RonHogan is moderating. Why did you go online and start doing this and when did you realize community forming around it?

angelajames: #toc @scalzi started because I wanted to keep sharp in mode of communication [reporting].

angelajames: #toc @scalzi was one of 1st to do it 10 years ago and people kept coming back regularly because it was amusing content

angelajames: #toc @scalzi traffic doubled once switched to community feel and allowing people to comment and feel like part of site

angelajames: #toc @tobiasbuckell college project: create profile (10 years ago) and decided to do a website of journey to novelist

angelajames: #toc @tobiasbuckell people became part of my community n rooted for me n wanted me 2succeed. Harnessed that to write novels n online content

angelajames: #toc "gateway blogging" is shunting people elsewhere versus "destination blogger" who creates cool content

angelajames: #toc @RonHogan how long a leash do you put on for community standards and do you pull leash eventualy. Answer emphatically yes from panel

angelajames: #toc @scalzi you can't control the audience you attract. There are those who exist to attract trouble. This is my site, these are my rules.

angelajames: #toc @scalzi if you're not here, go check out hisDisclaimer, sounds fascinating. "sets tone of someone is in charge of this site n it's me"

angelajames: #toc @scalzi says this lets people know there are rules and they have to play by them. (I love this and think bloggers should adopt it)

angelajames: #toc @pnh will still sell books to people not interested in the author, but there's the ability to also use author as selling point

angelajames: #toc @pnh good track record of looking for authors at online places and looking for smart posters and asking them if they write fiction

angelajames: #toc @pnh editors adn publishers will do whatever they need to to find interesting writers and the rules change constantly(for finding them)

angelajames: #toc @pnh tor.com is to provide a sandbox for experimentation, soon to be commercial/ebooks sale component to it soon

angelajames: #toc @scalzi and @tobiasbuckell we have created fandom through our community

angelajames: #toc @scalzi I have the audience I have because I spent 10 years building it (early adopter advantage) not everyone can replicate it

angelajames: #toc @scalzi tor.com is becoming similar: destination site for readers and writers (positioned to be an early adopter of this)

angelajames: #toc @pnh @RonHogan tor.com is not just for tor books (something I didn't know until Monday) but for other writers/publishers

angelajames: #toc @pnh idea of it being a destination for others is a key component

angelajames: #toc @tobiasbuckell don't create a website that's purely promotional, authors, bring your personality and interact

angelajames: #toc @tobiasbuckell the ability to engage produces more longterm results than just vomiting content

angelajames: #toc @scalzi beneficial to talk about myself but beneficial to talking about other writers

angelajames: #toc @scalzi segment on site called "the big idea" and give site over to another writer to talk about one thing interesting about their book

angelajames: #toc @scalzi big idea has become so successful is that starting in April we will be doing bigideaauthors.com to take idea to its own site

angelajames: #toc personal note: think BigIdeaAuthors.com is a very cool concept and applaud @scalzi for the idea. Love it!

angelajames: #toc @scalzi it's the right time for this as other outlets are lost -- such as the book review section (of newspapers)

angelajames: #toc @scalzi the site will also sell advertising

Afternoon Break, Feb 11, 4:25

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angelajames: @SmartBitches readers were not as repped. At least not the discussion of the target consumer (readers) but more how to reach them #toc

angelajames: #toc am in back of keynote room where wall can hold me up. Wall, don't fail me now!

RonHogan: Among those who gave mt #toc panel running commentary: @pablod @doctorow @angelajames @thewritermama

Chris Baty Plenary, Feb 11, 5:07

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angelajames: #toc keynotes begin: first speaker Chris Baty

angelajames: #toc you spend 30 days "toiling" over manuscript, finish it, send it to NaNo and it gets tossed without anyone ever looking at it

angelajames: #toc if you complete: you get name listed on webpage, and you get PDF of a winner certificate

angelajames: #toc referred to in program notes as "worst writing contest in the world" (funny)

angelajames: #toc NaNoWriMo started with a group of 21 (his friends), all book lovers but none book writers. First came up with stopping point (50k words

angelajames: #toc wrote together in a coffee shop, used unorthodox writing techniques--nobody goes to bathroom until written 1000 words. GO!

angelajames: #toc getting to go to bathroom after all that coffee was like being picked for Oprah's book club (ha)

angelajames: #toc through first NaNoWriMo realized novels are written by every day people who give selves permission to write

angelajames: #toc 21 to 140 people to 5000 (thanks to blogs) and last year in 2008, 10th NaNo: 119k people participated

angelajames: #toc @geoffcox I think much of the writing is the worst as well :P

angelajames: Water for Elephants, #1 NYT bestseller was a NaNo book #toc

angelajames: #toc spending 30 days running amuck in your imagination is the best thing you can do in your life

angelajames: #toc online communities grow through shared experiences. Give people something big, fun and terrifying to do together to bring them back

angelajames: #toc publishers are in an ideal position to host these kind of adventures. Don't need fancy website, contract as a prize

angelajames: #toc all you need is a challenge that sparks people's imaginations and pushes them to do something. And you need to do it alongside them

angelajames: #toc at NaNo every office person writes a novel in November (that is cool)

angelajames: #toc lesson two: in the end, books win

angelajames: #toc once you've written a book you never read the same way again

angelajames: #toc Baty: the enthusiasm for the book is incredible and undimmed

jamieharrington: RT @angelajames #toc once you've written a book you never read the same way again

angelajames: RT @toc Video of #toc presentations are starting to go up (we'll be posting almost all of 'em in the coming weeks) http://bit.ly/14xb06

Nina Paley Plenary, Feb 11, 5:34

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angelajames: #toc next speaker Nina Paley

angelajames: keynote moderator joked that some of us may hit 50k on twitter this week #toc (so true)

angelajames: #toc Nina Paley made an animated feature film on her own

angelajames: RT @doctorow If content is a river, DRM is a urinary tract infection, delivering the flow in a painful drip #toc

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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angelajames: #toc is over. Oh how I enjoyed you and all your people and ideas. See you next year!

stanza_reader: @angelajames I'm bummed we never got a chance to meet at #TOC. I was very much looking forward to meeting you.

angelajames: Huh.Trying to fill out #TOC post-conference survey n it won't accept any email address. Says they're all invalid. User error?