Convening next week from January 13 through January 15 at the New York Hilton, Digital Book World is certainly the biggest show of this new year and given our best-ever lineup of speakers, it could stand for a while as the year’s premier conference. Right before the holiday break we noted the addition of Keith Moerer, who manages the iBooks Store business for Apple worldwide, as the final keynoter on Wednesday. Alongside Kindle executive Russ Grandinetti that gives DBW conversations with top executives from the two largest ebookstores. Those main stage keynotes also feature top publishing executives (Harper ceo Brian Murray; HMH ceo Linda Zecher; Atria Publishing Group president Judith Curr), major authors (Ken Auletta and Walter Isaacson), and outside experts (Seth Godin; content marketing guru Joe Pulizzi; James Robinson of the NYT; big-data specialist Hilary Mason; and education vc Matt Greenfield). And separately, final additions to the one-day Publishers Launch Kids roster on January 13 include books publisher at Disney Publishing Suzanne Murphy; Random House Children’s president Barbara Marcus; and Nielsen Book president Jonathan Nowell. You can view the entire DBW agenda here, packed with over 30 panels featuring many more industry leaders speaking across multiple tracks.
Make sure you register ahead of time (rather than signing up onsite) to avoid paying the highest prices. As ever, the best discount on individual conference and Total Access tickets is the registration code reserved for Publishers Lunch readers: Use this link to save 10 percent off the posted prices. We are delighted to play a role in staging this terrific event for the community, along with our Publishers Launch Conferences partner Mike Shatzkin and the whole team at FW, and we look forward to seeing you there at what has become book publishing’s biggest conference on digital and its impact on the future.