The best super-early pricing for our seventh annual Digital Book World conference — moving from January to early March, still in NYC — expires early next week. We are continuing to clear more speakers and panels for posting, including keynoter Virginia Heffernan, who will look at how the Internet and digital technologies have changed our fundamental relationship with content. Two major themes of the new show will be transformation, and life among the digital giants.
While ebook sales levels on their own have found a level for now, the larger digital transformation of our business and the companies within it continues. We’ll highlight this in transformation stories from top executives at companies including Ingram, Rodale Books, Wiley, HMH, Sourcebooks, and Harvard Common Press. Large and small, these companies have found innovative and dramatic ways of steering themselves to completely different business profiles than they were in a decade ago.
On the main stage in particular, we’ve assembled a fascinating group of three analysts from outside book publishing to look broadly at the digital giants — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft — how publishers and authors can live and navigate in their world.
And for main stage digital specifics, we have SEO expert Rand Fishkin of Moz and “Data Guy,” who will give a better understanding of the digital markets that are still growing and how unconventional approaches can provide better insight into the industry’s “known unknowns.”
We’ll have many more announcements to come, but right now will be best your best chance to join us at the lowest possible price. Use this link to get the best discount, just for Publishers Lunch readers, on top of the early pricing.