Joe Grimm, Detroit Free Press recruiting and development editor and Poynter columnist, pinged me with a conference tip.

Book publishers will meet next week in New York to attend the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference.

While the book world works differently from news, it faces some of the same issues: declining sales, competition from bloggers, the need for alternative delivery methods, and questions about creating community.

Several sessions could be worth your time:

Take a look at the full conference grid and be sure to register if you’re interested. The conference runs from Feb. 11-13.

And if anyone is attending, post a comment and let us know what you learned.