We couldn’t get a more timely program for you for next week’s Digital Book World, as Ingram Content Group ceo John Ingram is one of lead keynoters in our track on the meaningful corporate transformations still under way — as ICG confirmed their deal to purchase Perseus Book Group’s distribution lines. It’s a move that Ingram himself said shifts their “center of gravity … away from our roots as a wholesaler” and “supports Ingram’s transformation to a more comprehensive provider of global publisher services with a compelling offering in physical and digital distribution.” Yesterday’s other main story was Barnes & Noble’s paring of Nook UK (and Nook apps and video) while revamping BN.com as half their traffic comes from mobile, and we have the bookseller’s new chief digital officer Fred Argir on stage as well. The newsworthy connections run throughout the three-day show, as we have outlined already.
If you’re planning on attending, please finalize your arrangements now before the pre-show pricing expires, and while you can still use our link for Publishers Lunch readers that provides a substantial additional discount.
This year you can choose one, two or three-day packages — starting with Monday’s mix of Launch Kids, the cool (and popular) new Mostly Marketing Masterclasses, a half-day of Nielsen going beyond the data basics, and more — and continuing through the full DBW Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday.