Since their one-off lecture event in 1984, TED has grown enormously. In 1990, the organization began hosting annual conferences with talks on “ideas worth spreading.” In 2006, they put the talks on their website, and blew up in popularity. Now the number of talks is in the tens-of-thousands, including lectures from TEDx, independently-organized conferences under the TED brand.
The organization recently announced a relaunch of their publishing imprint, TED Books, which”pick up where TED talks leave off.” The imprint was previously part of the ebook-only Kindle Singles program at Amazon, but now they will also be publishing their books in hardcover. The first book of the relaunch is The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice by Zak Ebrahim, a terrorist’s son who took a more peaceful path in life. Take a look: