Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo Is Today. Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski Gives You the Lowdown
Book Business and its sister publication, Publishing Executive, are presenting today the Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo, a daylong session of e-learning and e-networking for professionals in the book and magazine publishing industries. The free event features 14 sessions in two separate tracks (books and mags) and draws thousands of publishing executives who spend the day absorbing and discussing new strategies—all from the comfort of their own office. (And if, for some unfathomable reason, you’re getting to this newsletter a week late, you’ve not missed the virtual boat: The PBVC&E is available on-demand for three months following the event.)
We asked Noelle Skodzinski, Editorial Director for Book Business and Publishing Executive, to answer a few questions about the event and its benefits to publishers.
Book Business Extra: Hello Noelle. Welcome to the Book Business Extra Hot Seat. First question: What the heck is the Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo (PBVC&E) that's happening today? How much does it cost? How long has it been going on? Do attendees need special virtual reality goggles? Is PBVC&E like the Matrix?
Noelle Skodzinski: I'll start with your last question. Yes, it's very much like the Matrix, only without Keanu Reeves. But, I have been known don a long leather jacket and dodge bullets in slow motion. So maybe that'll help make up for his absence.
No goggles needed, though that could be fun, since no one can see you.
The event is free to attend. I love being able to offer all this content to our audience at no cost. We have to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for that. So if you are attending, please make sure you stop by the booths and download the free resources from our sponsors, as well as check out the tech sessions a few of them are producing. They've got great information to share, too, and that's free as well.