New Book Business Event Helps Publishers Cash in on Digital Printing
In the first of our newly-launched Book Business Live! event series, the Digital Book Printing Conference will bring together leading book publishers, manufacturers, and suppliers for a full day of education and networking aimed at harnessing the advantages of digital printing and manufacturing. Industry leadership and attendees will descend on the Marriott Marquis in New York City on November 19th.
Though there are plenty of reasons for book publishers to be optimistic, the future of the industry remains somewhat uncertain. With ebook sales growth tapering off and printed volumes surprisingly resilient yet declining, publishers still have to focus on cutting costs and increasing efficiencies, says Marco Boer, conference chair and keynote speaker. "There remains a lot of opportunities for book publishers to free up capital that is still trapped in returns by making the book manufacturing process more efficient, by redirecting and deploying that capital in more effective ways, including towards promotion and marketing. This conference will be the pinnacle of thought leadership on all these issues."
The Digital Book Printing Conference is the only one-day event of its kind, where attendees can learn the keys to success from thought leaders and companies that have successfully navigated the complex digital printing ecosystem. With a limited number of registrations available and speakers who are ready to mix it up, attendees will have plenty of opportunities to share ideas and ask questions. Between the days dynamic panel discussions, lively and interactive Q&A time, and our networking reception, the Digital Book Printing Conference will be an intimate event buoyed by great conversations and easy access to speakers and fellow attendees.
Conference speakers and advisors are a hand-picked crew that represent decades of experience in the publishing industry. A sampling of speakers include: Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief of Printing Impressions magazine; Brandon Nordin, Director of American Chemical Society; John Conley, Vice President of Publishing & Commercial Print, Graphic Communications Business Unit, Xerox; Karen Romano, Senior Publishing Production Executive, formerly of Simon & Schuster; and George Promis, VP of Production Ink Jet Solutions & Business Development, Ricoh. Check out the full agenda & speaker lineup here.
Denis Wilson is editor-in-chief of Book Business and Publishing Executive. In this role, he analyzes and reports on the fundamental changes affecting the publishing industry and aims to serve content-driven businesses with practical and strategic insight. As a writer, Denis’ work has been published by Fast Company, Rolling Stone, Fortune, and The New York Times.