Past BiBs


Telling Small Stories

November 2-4, 2016



October 23–24, 2014



October 24-26, 2013



Hackday: Introduction

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


October 24-26, 2012


  • Adam Hyde (FLOSS Manuals) – Social Book Production
  • Adam Witwer (O’Reilly Media) – We’ve got the tools. Let’s start using them.
  • Anna Lewis (ValoBox) – Books in browsers … what next?
  • Bill McCoy (IDPF) – Teaching the browser EPUB 3 (and learning on the way)
  • Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media Partners) – The library within us
  • Chris Conley (ACLU) – Digital Books and dotRights
  • Craig Mod – Why aren’t you publishing on Facebook?
  • Henrik Berggren (Readmill) – Learnings from a year of building a service for readers
  • Hugh McGuire (Pressbooks) – Authoring for Discoverability
  • John Maxwell (Simon Fraser Univ.) – The Webby Future of Structured Markup: Not Your Father’s XML.
  • Kassia Krozser (Booksquare) – What Do Readers Want? Books! How Do They Want Them? Every Way Possible!
  • Kate Pullinger (author) – Having My Cake
  • Kevin Franco (Enthrill) – Endpaper Engine
  • Laura Dawson (Bowker) – When a book is not a book.
  • Liz Castro (Pgs, Gourds, & Wikis) – Zen* and the art of the modular book
  • Liza Daly (Safari Books Online) – The self-publishing book
  • Masaaki Hagino (Voyager Japan) – Enhancement of the Book
  • Matt MacInnis (Inkling) – /multimedia ebooks/
  • Matthew Cavnar (Vook) – Reading across devices
  • Maureen Evans and Blaine Cook ( – Dear Editor: conversation in an electronic age
  • Michael Tamblyn (Kobo Books) – /data lessons/
  • Miral Sattar (BiblioCrunch) – You’ve picked your authoring plaform. Now what?
  • Nancy Ruenzel (Peachpit Press) – Lessons from the ebook foundry
  • Pablo Defendini (Safari Books Online) – Reading on the big screen.
  • Peter Collingridge (Enhanced Editions) – Failure is an option
  • Ron Hogan (Beatrice) – Beatrice: My foray into self-publishing
  • Ron Martinez (Aerbook) – Books in Clouds
  • Stephanie Syman (Atavist) – The Reader Experience
  • Tobias Green (Playlab London) – The Written World


October 26-28, 2011


  • Bill McCoy (IDPF): EPUB — out of the box; EPUB4: Engineering the networked experience
  • Bob Stein (SocialBook): The Future Now: The Social Book
  • Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media Partners): The opportunity in Abundance
  • Corey Menscher (Findings): Findings: Preliminary Days
  • Corey Pressman (Exprima Media): Electric Incunabula: progressive interactive book design
  • Craig Mod (Flipboard): Beautiful Books
  • Eli James (Pandamian): Honey to Bees
  • Eric Hellman (Gluejar): The Network is Overrated
  • Gordon Mohr (Infinithree): Beyond the Encyclopedia: Non-linear reference works
  • Greg Albers (Hol Art Books): Beautiful Art (Books)
  • Hadrien Gardeur (Feedbooks): OPDS v1.1+
  • Hugh McGuire (Bookoven): The Beauty of Web-first Workflows
  • James Bridle (Booktwo/STML): Books as Data
  • Javier Celaya (Dos Doce): Libros sin fronteras
  • Joseph Pearson (Inventive Labs): The Ebook’s Ambit
  • Kassia Krozser (Booksquare): Competing in an Unpredictable World
  • Kevin Franco (Enthrill): Personalization in Transmedia Storytelling
  • Kevin Kelly (Wired): Networked books and networked reading
  • Liza Daly (Threepress): First Draft of the Revolution: discoverable narratives in digital works
  • Mary Lou Jepsen (Pixel Qi): Readers and Accessibility
  • Maureen Evans (Author): Elegantly On- and Offline. Blaine Cook (Programmer)
  • Michael Jensen (NAS): Books in Browsers, 1994-2004
  • Miral Sattar (BiblioCrunch): Self Publishing Tools and APIs
  • Nicole Ozer (ACLU): Digital books: a new chapter for reader privacy
  • Pablo Defendini (Open Road Media): Sly Mongoose: A Responsive Comic
  • Peter Meyers (Author):The Infinite Canvas
  • Richard Nash (Cursor Books): It may be a mob, but it’s my mob
  • Ricky Wong (Mobnotate): (Smart) social reading
  • Rob Sanderson (LANL) and Benjamin Albritton (Stanford Univ.): Shared Canvas
  • Todd Carpenter (NISO), Rob Sanderson (LANL), James Bridle (Booktwo/STML): Bookmarks: reports
  • Toshiaki Koike, Daihei Shiohama (Voyager Japan): COMA Voyager
  • Valla Vakili (Small Demons): To the end, Lew