The BBC will have a crew on-site throughout next week’s biggest-ever Digital Book World for general coverage and as part of documentary they are shooting on Amazon — one of our main discussion themes. They are part of our largest international contingent ever. Even though most of the big last-minute registration wave comes from local visitors, we’re still getting enrollment from around the world (including Moscow, Melbourne and Torino just this morning).
Like all the best trade events, DBW is about the people you see and meet as much as the over 100 expert speakers you’ll hear from. Two of this year’s speakers (a start-up, and a big traditional player) will announce an investment next week — after meeting for the first time at last year’s DBW.
We have over 30 ceos on the roster — from the opening panel with Carolyn Reidy, Dominique Raccah, Tim O’Reilly and David Nussbaum, to the closing panel with John Ingram, Simon Lipskar, and Mary Ann Naples — with executives from start-ups, trade players, investment houses, all the major ebook subscriptions services, data providers, educational publishers and university presses, tech firms, and more. Plus headlining authors from Brad Stone (The Everything Store) and Emanuel Rosen (The Anatomy of Buzz) to Mad Money star Jim Cramer (Get Rich Carefully).
On top of the two-day main stage event, on Monday we have our third-annual Launch Kids conference focused entirely on digital opportunities for children’s publishers taking over the main ballroom (where author Sarah Mlynowski has just joined the program to talk about her widespread use of social media and sharing tools), alongside a great line-up of workshops, a one-day look at digital design and production, and even Making Information Pay for Higher Ed.
Even at the last minute, everyone wants the best price on tickets, and we have it for: This Publishers Lunch readers code guarantees you the best discount on individual DBW and total access tickets, 10 percent off the listed prices. And those pre-event prices expire Sunday and move to the higher onsite prices, so take care of your registration now, and we look forward to seeing you next week.