Beyond the Publishing Headlines (Roundtable: 9/29/11)

The DBW Roundtable is a live, interactive webcast featuring some of the most outspoken industry professionals gathering to discuss and debate the hottest publishing issues of today.

In this 1-hour WEBcast, the Roundtable offers insight into the greater book publishing ecosystem with actionable case studies from practitioners in publishing.

As summer in publishing ends and houses look towards the Fall, a lot of coverage is paid to the latest titles and the newest models. But in a recent post, Roundtable regular Don Linn asserted that too much focus has been placed on devices and big retailers and not enough on the business developments reshaping distribution and digital + print integration. What are the developments that are really reshaping the way publishers do business? We’ll explore issues surrounding workflow, distribution, and ebooks from a perspective outside the retailer perspective.


  • Managers interested in workflow issues.
  • Trade publishers interested in new distribution developments.
  • Digital professionals exploring direct-to-consumer initiatives at publishers.

The Roundtable will be broadcast on September 29th at 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST.

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Don Linn, Founder, Linn and Co.
Brett Sandusky, Director of Product Innovation, Kaplan Publishing
Laura Dawson, Content Chief, Firebrand Technologies
Pablo Defendini, Interactive Producer, Open Road Integrated Media


Matt Mullin, Community Relations Manager, Digital Book World

Join the Roundtable for provocative discussions every two weeks that set the tone for another exciting year in the publishing industry!



Don Linn, Bait ‘n’ Beer

In short, the “boring and mundane” parts of our business continue quietly to work on transformative innovations while the chattering classes prattle on about the latest shiny thing. Supply chain management, demand planning and seamless global distribution are huge and fundamental building blocks toward publishing’s future.

Welcome back from your vacation. Get your hands dirty (or get some help from someone who will).


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