Winter Institute is the big industry event starting this weekend, but coming up soon on the calendar is our seventh annual Digital Book World, which moved to March 7 – 9, still in New York City. There is still some early pricing available now through early February, so it’s a good time to get serious about your plans (and please use the registration link for Publishers Lunch readers to save hundreds of dollars on the individual ticket prices). DBW has just released a great free white paper with over 10 essays and q&as from a number of the featured speakers that anyone can enjoy (and it includes a thorough essay from our conference partner Mike Shatzkin on what to expect from this year’s conference).
As we announced recently, Barnes & Noble’s new chief digital officer Fred Argir is joining the other keynoters talking about transformation in publishing (including John Ingram and Mary Ann Naples, plus breakouts looking at Sourcebooks, Quarto, HMH, Wiley and others). The media is talking about the Four Horsemen and how they are driving everyone’s strategic plans, and we have academics Scott Galloway and Jon Taplin on point there, along with attorney Jonathan Kanter and author Virginia Heffernan. The world’s leading SEO expert Rand Fishkin is keynoting, plus we have the first public appearance of Data Guy, helping to understand some of the statistical “known unknowns.”
We’ve also get a nearly full agenda posted now for the separate full-day Launch Kids conference that kicks things off on March 7 before the main DBW event starts. (We can announce our special author speaker soon.) It’s included with the Total Access Pass or available for separate purchase. For five years running we’ve held the biggest and best event available on the future of children’s publishing.
More announcements are coming soon as we finalize the remaining elements of what will be our most far-ranging DBW yet. Make plans to join us now before the next price increase.