When Change is the Only Constant, It's Time to Get with the Program

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Just Announced: Digital Book World Survey Conducted by Independent Research Firm Reveals Publishing Executives Less Optimistic About Digital Future. Click here to learn more!

Digital Book World Announces First-Ever QED Recipients! Click here to read the list of ebooks that made the list!

The AAP and DBW announce an exciting new session on Monday, January 23! Click here to learn what several major trade publishers are doing with EPUB 3.

Digital Book World Conference is pleased to announce the DBW Book Marketing Summit on January 23! Anyone who is involved in the discoverability of books should click here to learn more!

Featured Sessions:

David Nussbaum David Nussbaum Moderator, Chairman and CEO, F+W Media John R. Ingram Chairman, Ingram Content Group John Donatich John Donatich Director, Yale University Press Dominique Raccah CEO and Publisher, Sourcebooks Ellen Archer Ellen Archer President, Hyperion

What do industry leaders have to say about the key factors for success in digital publishing? How have they retooled their businesses to exploit change? Gain insight and inspiration from leaders who have excelled “out-of-the-gate” and overcome key “pain points” -- audience acquisition, marketing and discovery, multi-platform digital publishing, and digital design and production. How do their companies communicate with (and sell to) millions of customers directly? How did they grow e-sales exponentially (and highly profitably) this year? How did they get their titles to market quickly and across multiple platforms simultaneously, both in print and online? These leaders will discuss how they’re getting it done and the lessons they’ve learned so far.

Mike Shatzkin
Mike Shatzkin Founder & CEO,
The Idea Logical Company
Evan Schnittman Global Managing Director of Sales & Marketing, Bloomsbury
Clare Peeters
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
& Business Development, The Perseus Books Group
Mark Allin Mark Allin
SVP, Global Professional & Trade,
John Wiley & Sons

Last year they predicted Borders demise, the elasticity of ebook pricing, an exponential rise in e-book sales, and the challenges/opportunities inherent in the retailer/publisher dynamic. It’s a Digital Book World tradition that Conference Chair Mike Shatzkin and Publishers Lunch’s Michael Cader conclude DBW with a frank, wide-ranging panel discussion that assesses where digital publishing is today, and where it’s going. What better way to close the conference than with the industry’s leading influencers – who are widely known (and appreciated) for their foresight, insight and candor.

Russell Hampton Russell Hampton President, Disney Publishing Worldwide Jonathan Yaged Jonathan Yaged President, Macmillan Children's Josh Bank Josh Bank
President, East Coast, Alloy Entertainment
Deborah Forte President, Scholastic Media

The takeoff of tablets and the proliferation of smart phones are igniting opportunities for digital children's books -- interactive ebooks, apps, learning products and online communities -- that are vastly different from both the maturing adult ebook market and traditional children's board books and chapter books. A flood of new entrants is reinventing -- and supplementing -- children's publishing, from classic illustrated story books through to middle grade and YA. Children's Publishing Goes Digital looks closely at this disruption and how the marketplace for children's content will change in the coming year, and what publishers need to know about this new continuum of content, games, animation and interactivity. Click here to learn more about this program hosted by Publisher's Launch on Monday, January 23rd at DBW.

Digital Book World is solidly “publishing-centric”. It’s laser-focused on the myriad challenges and opportunities publishers face today. Unlike technology conferences, it’s not about the “bits and bytes”. It’s about how your business – editorial, marketing, production, design, sales, pricing, rights management, international partnerships, etc. – can capitalize on the new opportunities technology facilitates.

Whether you’re looking to grow sales, streamline processes, enter new markets or simply get started, DBW offers a range of practical, actionable programming tailored to your current circumstances and immediate needs. That’s why more publishers attend DBW; over 680 different companies were represented at DBW last year, and we’re running ahead of that rate for this year’s event. That means more opportunities for you to learn from – and network with – your peers.

Digital Book World offers over 40 valuable sessions packed with information.
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