IDPF Unveils Program, Speakers for Digital Book 2012 at BEA
NEW YORK, NY--(Apr 10, 2012) - The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announced today the preliminary program and speakers for Digital Book 2012 at BEA (idpf.org/db12). The conference, held in partnership with BookExpo America (BEA), will be held June 4-5, 2012, in New York City's Javits Center, and is expected to draw global leaders in the publishing industry, including technologists, marketers, retailers, solution providers, publishers, authors, and agents.
The world's longest-established executive and professional conference focused on digital publishing, IDPF Digital Book 2012 will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with trailblazers and leaders in the digital publishing industry through keynote sessions, expert panels and in-depth demonstrations. Attendees will gain actionable insights into the accelerating digital transformation of the book publishing industry, and will receive the necessary tools to achieve success during this time of tremendous change.
Featured speakers at Digital Book 2012 will include best-selling authors Seth Godin and Bella Andre, as well as publishing CEOs and senior executives including Jane Friedman (Open Road Media), Madeline McIntosh (Random House), Otis Chandler (Goodreads), Matt MacInnis (Inkling), Vikram Savkar (Nature Group), Ken Brooks (Cengage), Samantha Cohen (Simon & Schuster), Tom Turvey (Google), Kent Freeman (VitalSource), George Coe (Baker & Taylor), Ian Singer (Library Journal), Dominique Raccah (SourceBooks), Richard Nash (Small Demons), Eric Hellman (unglue.it), and Ernie Sander & Laura Owen (paidcontent.org). Noted technologists presenting at Digital Book 2012 include Liz Castro, Peter Meyers, Liza Daly (Safari Books Online), Bill Kasdorf (Apex), Woody Sears (iStoryTime), Micah Bowers (Bluefire), Roger Webster (Barnes & Noble), and Dave Cramer (Hachette Book Group).
"In 2012 eBooks have not only become mainstream, but a business imperative for everyone in publishing," said Bill McCoy, Executive Director, IDPF. "The conversation is rapidly evolving from digitizing lists into finding new ways to deliver and monetize content to reach more readers, and engage more deeply with them. The challenges are immense, so IDPF Digital Book 2012's program will provide up-to-the-minute information on everything going on in our industry, helping to give executives and professionals critical tools they need to navigate in these turbulent times."