IDPF Unveils Program, Speakers for Digital Book 2012 at BEA
Topics covered in the one-and-a-half day program will include "indie" authors parlaying eBooks sales into best-seller status, publishers marketing and selling directly to readers, and startups enabling breakthrough business models and new forms of book and content-focused online communities. Enhanced, interactive, and high-design eBooks will be covered in-depth from both business and enabling technology perspectives. The latest digital book delivery options will be reviewed -- including e-Readers, tablets, apps, websites, and formats -- as well as the latest tools -- including HTML5, EPUB® 3, Kindle KF8, Apple iBooks Author, Inkling Habitat, Adobe InDesign CS6, and more. You'll get exclusive real-world case studies, not vendor pitches, including a first-person report from a high school finishing its first year as an e-textbook-only campus. You'll learn about direct distribution, and who and what you need to know to get your content distributed in North America and globally.
In addition to networking breaks and sponsor exhibits, this year's program has been enhanced with two all-new participatory, interactive events. "Table Topics," an interactive round-table session Monday afternoon will feature experts leading interactive conversations on specific subject areas and today's burning issues. And, a first-ever "Ignite@BEA" on Monday evening will feature startups and innovators giving rapid-first 5-minute talks where slides auto-advance every 20 seconds. Digital Book 2012 also adds a third track of breakout sessions focused on education, STMS & professional publishing going digital, in addition to tracks on business & marketing and technology and production.
The preliminary program is available online at http://idpf.org/digital-book-2012/program, and the preliminary speaker list is available at http://idpf.org/digital-book-2012/speakers.
Paid admission to IDPF Digital Book 2012 includes free admission to the BookExpo America trade show and exhibit hall, including the Digital Discovery Zone by IDPF. Early bird rates are in effect through April 27, 2012. Registration is an incredible value at $349 ($229 for IDPF members / $289 non-profits). To register, please visit: http://idpf.org/db12. Follow show information on twitter at #digitalbook2012. Another new feature is a limited-availability "Super Saver Combo Pass" that enables you to attend both IDPF Digital Book 2012 and Publishers Launch BEA for $624 ($504 for IDPF members / $564 non-profits) during the early bird period.