BiB IV: Speakers

BiB IV is produced and sponsored by and the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Event space and staffing support are generously donated by the
Internet Archive and swissnex San Francisco.

Registration is now open.

Safari Books Online is the BiB IV “Niobium” level sponsor.
Additional support is provided by: Constellation (Perseus) and Green Apple Books.

The meeting will be held from 24-25 October 2013 at the Internet Archive.
A “hackday” event will be held on 26 October 2013 at swissnex San Francisco.

Books in Browsers

Adam Hyde, Book Sprints
Allen Tan, New York Times
Anna von Veh, Say Books
Anthon Astrom, Lukas Zimmer, Astrom/Zimmer
Baldur Bjarnason, Unbound
Bill McCoy, IDPF
Clifton Meador, Columbia College Chicago
Corey Pressman, Exprima Media
Dan Whaley, Jake Hartnell,
Dominique Cunin, EnsAD
Étienne Mineur, les éditions volumiques
Gerardo Capiel, Benetech
Haig Armen, Lift Studios
Hugh McGuire, Pressbooks
Jason Merkoski, BookGenie451
James Bridle, Booktwo
John Maxwell, Simon Fraser Univ.
Justo Hidalgo, 24 Symbols
Kate Pullinger, Bath Spa University
Kathi Fletcher, Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow
Keith Fahlgren, Safari
Mandy Brown, Editorially
Manuel Schmalstieg, MS-Studio
Nathan Kontny, Draft
Nicole Ozer, ACLU NorCal
Peter Armstrong, Leanpub
Peter Collingridge, Safari
Peter Haasz, Overdrive
Richard Nash, Cursor Books
Robert Glushko, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Sameer Verma, SFSU
Steve Woodall, Columbia College Chicago

Hackday: Introduction

Stephen Woodall, Robin Bargar, and Clifton Meador, Radical Publishing Project, Columbia College Chicago

BiB12: Preliminary speakers

We already have some exciting preliminary speakers lined up for BiB in October!
Much can change between here and then, but so far we have:

  • Henrik Berggren, Readmill
  • Baldur Bjarnason
  • Liz Castro, Cookwood Press
  • Matt Cavnar, Vook
  • Peter Collingridge, Enhanced Editions
  • Chris Conley, ACLU Northern California
  • Blaine Cook and Maureen Evans,
  • Liza Daly et al., Safari Books Online
  • Pablo Defendini, Safari Books Online
  • Kevin Franco, Enthrill
  • Tobias Green, Playlab London
  • Masaaki Hagino, Voyager Japan
  • Adam Hyde, Floss Manuals
  • Mary Lou Jepson, Pixel Qi
  • Kassia Krozser, Booksquare
  • Anna Lewis, ValoBox
  • Ron Martinez, Aerbook
  • John Maxwell, Simon Fraser Univ.
  • Hugh McGuire, Pressbooks
  • Bill McCoy, IDPF
  • Matt McInnis, Inkling
  • Craig Mod
  • Brian O’Leary, Magellan Media Partners
  • Kate Pullinger, writer
  • Nancy Ruenzel, Peachpit Press
  • Miral Sattar, BiblioCrunch
  • Bob Stein, SocialBook
  • Stefanie Syman, Atavist
  • Michael Tamblyn, Kobo Books
  • Clive Thompson, Wired
  • Adam Witwer, O’Reilly Media
  • Laura Dawson, Bowker

Books in Browsers: Ignite

Join the Internet Archive, O’Reilly Media, and 150 of the most exciting and innovative leaders in publishing on Thursday night, October 27 for BiB: Ignite! The program will run from 18:30-19:30 (6:30-7:30 pm), at the Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue in San Francisco. Reception starts at 17:30 (5:30 pm).

Ignite talks are special format where each speaker has just five minutes to share their personal and professional visions in 20 slides, auto-advancing every 15 seconds.

The Ignite program will bring the latest news from the Archive’s Open Library project plus 10 of the hottest new companies from around the world, many of them just emerging from stealth, that are defining the future of reading and publishing. Several of these startups will be presenting their work for the very first time.

Join us for a couple of hours on a Thursday night, and get a peek at the future of books!
Press are welcome. Please RSVP at

  1. Brewster Kahle: An Introduction
  2. Brewster Kahle: Open Library
  3. Rochelle Grayson : BookRiff
  4. Henrik Berggren : Readmill
  5. Eli James : Pandamian
  6. Hugh McGuire : Pressbooks
  7. Mogens Nielsen : Flatleaf
  8. Miral Sattar : BiblioCrunch
  9. Ricky Wong : Mobnotate
  10. Justo Hidalgo : 24Symbols
  11. Mikkel Ricky : Systime iBogen

Looking forward to seeing you there!