Digital Book World (DBW), the publishing industry’s most influential digital conference, is bringing together innovators, experts, and newsmakers of the publishing industry – including Innovation & Tech Today. We return for the fifth year as a media sponsor for the event, which takes place September 10-12 at the Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, TN. We also will be sponsoring the VoiceFirst segment of events, in advance of our co-sponsorship of Project Voice, to take place in January 2020.
Publishers large and small, traditional and untraditional, and the technology companies that serve all will be featured. The event will feature publishing’s most influential leaders, including representatives from Audible, Kickstarter, Microsoft, Amazon, American Library Association, Dollywood Foundation, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House Audio, Macmillan Learning, Hachette Book Group, Ingram Content Group, Novel Effect, Association of University Presses, Alliance for Independent Authors, U.S. Copyright Office, Stanford University, and Publishers Weekly, among many others.
The opening keynote will be presented by Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation, and the closing keynote will be presented by Ted Crisco of the U.S. Army, which recently released its first-ever audiobook to deliver army doctrine.
In addition, I&T Today founding editor and senior writer Robert Yehling will be speaking on ways writers and publishers can work more closely and creatively with print media and their online editions in their book marketing and PR campaigns.
“If you’re in publishing of any kind – print or digital – you’ll find DBW to be an absolutely essential part of your year,” said Bradley Metrock, executive producer of Digital Book World and CEO of Score Publishing and the VoiceFirst Events series of conferences.
Overall, DBW offers more than 60 conference sessions and workshops, mainstage presentations and fireside chats with publishing and technology experts. Session tracks include: Marketing Book World, Academic Book World, Data Book World, Production Book World, Print Book World, and New Media Book World.
The DBW exhibit hall will showcase some of the best products, services, ecosystems, and tools that modern publishers need to evolve. The event will also feature the DBW Awards, the Publishing Hall of Fame induction of industry veteran Mike Shatzkin, and the “roast” of industry leader Brian O’Leary, executive director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG).
Registration for Digital Book World 2019 is available at http://www.digitalbookworld.com. Follow Digital Book World on Twitter: @DigiBookWorld or via #DBW19.