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Conference Spotlight: Digital Book World

A new exciting conference from Writer's Digest, Publishers Lunch and other groups is coming up fast. It's Digital Book World, and it's the first conference dedicated to assessing challenges and opportunities presented by the digital age, and how to best develop actionable strategies to leverage new tools.

A new exciting conference from Writer's Digest, Publishers Lunch and other groups is coming up fast. It's Digital Book World, and it's the first conference dedicated to assessing challenges and opportunities presented by the digital age, and how to best develop actionable strategies to leverage new tools.

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DETAILS

It all goes down Jan. 26–27, 2010, in New York.


WHO WILL BE THERE?

There are a lot of great speakers and presentations lined up! For just a taste, look at these speakers and their topics:

  • Peter Balls (John Wiley and Sons) on "Getting On the Virtual Shelves: Untangling and Understanding the eBook Supply Chain"
  • Ginger Clark (agent, Curtis, Brown) on "eBook Pricing: What They Should Cost, and Why"
  • Maja Thomas (Hachette Book Group) on "Optimizing Ebooks: Cost-Effective Enhancements, Updates, and Multimedia Options"
  • Shiv Singh (Razorfish) with a keynote speech


FOUR REASONS TO ATTEND

1. Mike Shatzkin. He's the founder and CEO of The Idea Logical Company, and has been a leading industry spokesman and commentator on digital change for 20 years. The man knows his stuff.
2. Addressing concerns of the times. The event is focused specifically on addressing the challenges and opportunities facing consumer book publishers.
3. Strategies, not theories. Speakers will focus on presenting strategies that can be implemented immediately for an impact in 2010, not 2015 or beyond.
4. The DBW Network. Digital Book World’s speakers and attendees represent a cross-section of the publishing industry, from Random House and HarperCollins, to Tor, Chelsea Green, National Geographic and Ellora’s Cave.

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