Don’t miss the top digital publishing event in Frankfurt

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are writing to personally invite you to attend the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference Frankfurt, co-produced by the Frankfurt Book Fair and O’Reilly Media, Inc., to be held on Tuesday, 13th October 2009 in Frankfurt. With TOC Frankfurt, the Frankfurt Book Fair brings the most important US publishing and technology conference to Europe – a premiere with guaranteed quality.

At this exclusive 1-day event, the international publishing industry will gather in the run-up to the biggest media fair in the world to illuminate the future of the industry and to exchange new technology solutions.   

Under the motto “Connect with Global Publishing Innovation”, best practice examples will provide insight into industry success stories.

Presenters will include:

Tim O’Reilly, CEO and founder, O’Reilly Media
Neelan Choksi, COO, Lexcycle
Dominique Raccah, Publisher, Sourcebooks
Michael Tamblyn, VP of Content, Sales, and Merchandising, Shortcovers
Peter Brantley, Director, Internet Archive
Timo Hannay, Publishing Director, Nature Publishing Group
Sara Lloyd, Digital Director, Pan Macmillan
Ramy Habeeb, Director, Kotobarabia
Brian O’Leary, Principal, Magellan Media Consulting Partners

O’Reilly Media CEO Tim O’Reilly will share his perspective on the future of publishing and other media businesses in a Web 2.0 world; Peter Brantley (Internet Archive) features emerging standards for selling books online and in the cloud, Neelan Choksi (Lexcycle) presents an in-depth look at mobile reading technology and building a next-generation publishing business; Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media Consulting Partners) provides data on the relationship between piracy and print book sales; Timo Hannay (Nature Publishing Group) introduces practical information about developing effective mobile content. In addition, speakers will provide an overview of e-book devices from around the world and analyse what the Twitter revolution means for publishers.

TOC Frankfurt will place the future of publishing into a meaningful context and provide the networking opportunities to help publishers connect with like-minded participants from all over the world.

We know you will find great value in exploring the newest digital tools. For more information and to register, visit, or feel free to contact us directly.

A reduced early-bird rate will be in effect until 15th July 2009. Space is limited. We look forward to welcoming you in Frankfurt!

Thomas Minkus                                         Andrew Savikas
VP Marketing & Sales, Press Office      VP of Digital Initiatives
Frankfurt Book Fair                                   O’Reilly Media, Inc.
+49 (0) 69 2102-138                                 +1 617 401-7157