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  • Ingram Industries
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.

Gold Sponsor

  • Mark Logic

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  • Blurb
  • copyright Clearance Center
  • iRex Technologies
  • LibreDigital
  • Malloy
  • Microsoft Live Search Books
  • Qoop
  • Safari Books Online
  • SharedBook

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Beta Books: The Benefits (and Perils) of Selling Books-in-progress

Dan Gillmor, Founder and Director, Center for Citizen Media
Tonya Engst, Editor in Chief, TidBITS Electronic Publishing
Laurie Petrycki, VP, Online Publishing Operations, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Date: Wednesday, June 20
Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Location: Regency I

A number of publishers have started selling books-in-progress, giving readers an early glimpse into timely content and a chance to help improve the works. But any new model for offering content brings with it not just logistical challenges, but questions about your relationship with readers, too. Moderated by Dan Gillmor--who created his own beta book by blogging his last manuscript--this panel will explore the benefits and challenges of offering works-in-progress.