More than 1,400 Publishing Executives Registered for Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo
With 9 (business) days until the third annual Publishing Business Virtual (PBV) Conference & Expo (produced by Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines), planning is coming to a head, as the conference staff and speakers finalize details for educational sessions, and exhibitors ready their virtual booths for the more than 1,400 publishing industry executives who have already registered to attend. The free event will be held live on Oct. 27.
“The event is virtual, so registrants can attend from the comfort of their offices or wherever they are at the time,” says Noelle Skodzinski, editorial director for Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines and director of PBV. “That’s part of the draw, but also, as always, we have amazing speakers lined up, ready to share their insights into some of the most pressing challenges and biggest opportunities facing the book and magazine publishing industries right now.”
The event is broken into two tracks: one for book publishing executives and one for magazine publishing executives, but registrants are welcome to attend any sessions that appeal to them.
“We got a lot of input from the board and from our audience on what topics they’d like to see covered this year, and narrowed it down to really hard-hitting topics that can provide publishing executives with practical, take-away strategies. For example, many magazine publishers see great opportunity right now with digital editions, but their challenge is figuring out how to increase their open rates and boost audience engagement. So, we have a session to explore those issues,” says Skodzinski.
“E-book metadata, e-book conversion, e-book trends and pricing strategies are all top-of mind for book publishers right now, so we planned in-depth sessions on all three of these,” she adds. “Digital printing is another hot topic today, and we’re thrilled to have Toby Cobrin from digital printing research and consultancy INTERQUEST moderating a panel with Blake Silber, president of Bridge Publications, and Adi Chinai of King Printing Co. about trends and opportunities in digital printing.”