Looking Ahead

How will you move your business forward in 2014? Using new streams of data to inform strategic decisions; what to do about Amazon; managing your organization for change; how (or whether) to engage with new subscription services and a steady stream of start-ups; developing more targeted and sophisticated digital marketing and direct consumer insights; reckoning with the burgeoning market of self-published books; and taking cash out of your supply chain are among the many key issues people are wrestling. And those are some of the major themes that will be addressed in-depth next week at the fifth annual Digital Book World conference in NYC.

Join over a thousand colleagues and hear from over one hundred speakers and moderators (including literally dozens of c-level executives from organizations large and small)at what has become not just the leading digital change event for book publishing, but the top gathering from professional development and education. The main DBW conference unfolds for two days on Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15 -- plus the optional opening day on Monday, January 13 features your choice of our focused Launch Kids event all about children's publishing, a new conference on digital design and production, or our best set of hands-on workshops yet (or, for an extra fee, the co-located, expanded BISG Making Information Pay for Higher Ed meeting). Other collateral events include the revamped and expanded Digital Book Awards (on Tuesday night, hosted by LeVar Burton); a hosted screening of the movie Out of Print (on Monday night, to benefit the Goddard Riverside Community Center); and the welcoming of the first annual international Digital Book World Fellows.

We're proud to be part of helping to create and produce this amazing gathering of people and ideas, along with our Publishers Launch Conferences partner Mike Shatzkin and the entire DBW conference production team at F+W Media. As has been the case since the beginning five years, part of that role means that we get to offer Publishers Lunch readers the best discount anywhere -- a 10 percent savings -- on individual DBW and value-priced total access pass tickets, through this link. Enroll now (on-site prices will be higher, with no discounts) and join us at next week's big events.