The real business of the digital transition isn't so much the business model experiments that get press releases and "news" coverage day, but rather it's finding and deploying the right digital services and solutions to produce, distribute and license your content. The right processes can save companies money and time, and maximize the new business opportunities that digital helps to power.
Our new trio of Publishing Services "mini-conferences" on September 26, co-presented with Digital Book World, is laser-focused on learning about the solutions available in three key areas. There are lots of general digital events, but almost none that target very specific job functions the way this show does.
Three separate sessions of less than 3 hours each will tour new services and solutions in three important areas. Affordably priced (at just $95), you can attend just the most relevant session -- or stay all day if you wish.
Apex CoVantage executive Bill Kasdorf leads the Editorial & Production mini-con on Creative Development Tools and Workflow. It looks at XML-first workflows; making content shareable across platforms and devices; tools to help create, illustrated and enhanced ebooks, and more.
Consultant Ted Hill leads the session on Digital Asset Management & Distribution. Almost everyone uses an outside vendor for one or both of these functions -- and many companies keep changing vendors as they learn more about what they really need. From formats and sales to international options, this covers it all.
Wiley's Ashley Mabbit leads the conference on Rights, Permissions & Royalties Management. Tagging; digital storage; automation; collective licensing and more are helping publishers to manage an increasingly complex and granular rights and permissions environment.
Each track includes speed-dating with leading vendors in the fields, exposing you to a variety of solutions very efficiently. Our sponsor roster already includes Aptara, Ingram, FirstSource/digi-rights; Virtusales; Cameo; Copyright Clearance Center; and Direct Digital.