There's a lot of discussion about Amazon in the wake of Larry Kirshbaum's departure from the publishing division in January (much of it completely wrong, as we noted Friday), and following the release earlier this month of Brad Stone's book THE EVERYTHING STORE.
January's big fifth annual Digital Book World conference will feature a prominent morning block of presentations and discussions about Amazon on its second day. Stone will be among the presenters and analysts, with sessions including a close look at Amazon's financials, and insights into their less-publicized inroads into library and educational markets.
Those timely panels are just a small part of what should be the richest and most headline-making DBW yet, now the undisputed "big show" on digital publishing. We're just beginning to post some of the booked speakers and sessions, with much more information to come shortly (including clearer presentation of the new detailed and focused tracks).
This year's pricing policy is very clear and straight-forward: the closer we get to the show, the smaller the discounts. The first pre-registration window brought record numbers of sign-ups, and the next early pricing lasts only through November 8. As always, Publishers Lunch readers get the absolute best price on individual tickets anywhere: Use this link to save 10 percent on regular DBW and Total Access Pass prices.