Before you get overwhelmed by the holidays, consider putting our bigger-than-ever fifth annual Digital Book World conference on your calendar while some early pricing is still available. Running January 13 through 15, the world’s biggest trade conference on digital change adds special tracks on realistic ways to look at start-ups; organizational change management strategies and practice; an in-depth look at Amazon; higher education; technology; children’s publishing and more, on top of that traditional focus on trade publishing. That’s on top of looking at new business models; digital marketing at scale; using data to drive actual decision-making; the future of bookstores and libraries; and more. The full program also features new data and surveys on authors, start-ups, global adoption of digital and self-publishing. You’ll hear from ceos, coos, business authors, analysts, investors, marketing experts, independent booksellers, data providers, technologists, librarians, agents and more.
And that’s just the two main days of the DBW conference. This year the “day before” the main stage opens offers four different focused choices: our own Publishers Launch Kids, the leading trade event focused exclusively on children’s publishing; a new conference on Digital Design & Production focused on production, workflow, design, EPUB3, typography and the future of ebook production (with full details just announced); the best line-up yet of hands-on workshops; and the co-located BISG Making Education Pay for Higher Education, expanded to a full-day show. Any of the first three is included with the high-value Total Access Pass, covering all three days of DBW.
We’re down to the last set of discounted prices, good through early December only, so enroll now to lock in some savings. Make sure to use this link, since Publishers Lunch readers always get the best price available on individual tickets, saving 10 percent off the posted early prices.