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LBF: This Will Be Familiar

Back at Olympia for a second straight year, the London Book Fair opened Tuesday in familiar form, similar to last year's show. The special above-ground train that is supposed to connect London's tube directly to Olympia is still out of commission (fortunately it was a good morning for a leisurely wall).…

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London Book Fair Deal Trends: Fewer Big Bets, With Children's Ahead and Nonfiction Down

With the Bologna Book Fair over and the London Book Fair set to begin next Tuesday, April 12, it's time for our first review of dealmaking trends (with an update Tuesday morning). Total domestic deals in the five weeks prior to LBF (starting March 7) are down modestly right now…

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DBW Highlights: Women & Publishing, Finance, Tech

Digital Book World's second day of main stage presentations concluded with a panel discussion on women at the intersection of publishing, finance, and technology. Moderator Charlotte Abbott led off by reciting a number of alarming facts about the paucity of women in executive positions, the gender and diversity gap, and…

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DBW: Galloway Says Expect Thousands of Amazon Stores; Data Guy Fills In Sales Gaps From Indie Publishing World

NYU Stern School of Business professor and entrepreneur Scott Galloway presented an updated version of his popular talk on the second day of Digital Book World on how the Four Horseman of the digital age -- Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google -- are each on unstoppable trajectories towards becoming trillion dollar…

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Ingram at DBW: "Transformation Is Not Just A Slogan"

Ingram Content Group ceo John Ingram led the "transformation" keynotes at Digital Book World on Tuesday, just days after the announcement of ICG's deal to acquire the Perseus Distribution business. On the broader theme, in which new business now generates 44% of ICG's profit versus 13% in 2005, Ingram said,…

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Today's Headlines On Stage Next Week -- Last Call to Pre-Register for DBW

We couldn't get a more timely program for you for next week's Digital Book World, as Ingram Content Group ceo John Ingram is one of lead keynoters in our track on the meaningful corporate transformations still under way -- as ICG confirmed their deal to purchase Perseus Book Group's distribution…

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Headline Makers, On Stage Next Week

With the main Digital Book World conference less than a week away -- Tuesday March 8 and Wednesday March 9 -- many of our featured speakers come straight from the latest headlines. Whatever the final disposition of the Perseus distribution companies, it will alter the distribution landscape, and the long-term transformation…

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New Options for Opening Day

As we have been reviewing, the main Digital Book World agenda (March 8 and 9) is packed with straight-from-the-headlines keynoters and strategic panels, but we also have our biggest introductory "Day Zero" programming on March 7 as well. And now there are registration options for the time-challenged to buy tickets…

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Headlines and Headliners

Next month's Digital Book World -- March 8 and 9 -- will feature many current headline-making stories on the main stage. As the tech world wrestles with "The Elephant in the Valley" survey on bias against women (an issue that will carryover to SXSW later in March), we'll have a panel on Women at the…

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Coming Soon: New Data at DBW, and More

Our big seventh-annual Digital Book World is just three weeks away, with the main conference on March 8 and 9 -- after our biggest-yet "Day Zero" roster on March 7 featuring the all-day Launch Kids, the brand-new four Mostly Marketing Masterclasses (with Pete McCarthy, Kelly Gallagher, Annie Cushing, and Tom Thompson),…

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