DBW 2017’s Roster Features New Voices and Familiar Faces

DBW, digital book world conferenceDigital Book World 2017’s Roster of Presenters Features New Voices, Familiar Faces from the Publishing Community and Its Partners

Event Takes Place Jan. 17 – 19, 2017 in N.Y.C and Presents Leading Industry Experts

NEW YORK (Nov. 8, 2016) — The 8th Annual Digital Book World (DBW 2017) announces a line-up of distinguished speakers, including the publishing industry’s leading executives, innovators, experts and allied partners. All of the DBW 2017 presenters – familiar faces and new voices – will help attendees get up-to-date on key issues and opportunities to plan for the coming year. The event takes place Jan. 17 – 19, 2017 in N.Y.C., and registration and program details can be found at digitalbookworldconference.com.

“We’re thrilled about DBW 2017’s robust line-up of speakers and their inspiring, focused insights – all fresh content on key topics, real-world solutions and opportunities for publishers and their partners,” says Phil Sexton, vice president and group publisher of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, organizer of Digital Book World. “Under the direction of Conference Chair Ted Hill of THA Consulting, and spearheaded by six industry experts who act as program captains for their areas of expertise, the DBW 2017 agenda is a powerful educational program for the publishing community.”

Overall, DBW 2017 (@DigiBookWorld – #DBW17) includes two full days of programming that will run in four concurrent tracks (on Jan. 17 and 18). The tracks are: Editorial Acquisitions + Development; Production + Distribution; Marketing + Sales; and Data Analysis + Reporting. The three-day DBW 2017 also features the launch of DBW Indie Author: The First Conference for the New Professional Author (on Jan. 19).

Some of the highlights of DBW 2017’s distinguished speakers (presenting on Jan 17 and 18) include:

Phil Madans, executive director of digital publishing technology, Hachette Book Group USA
Liisa McCloy-Kelley, vice president, director eBook development and innovation, Random House
Amanda D’Acierno, senior vice president, publisher, Penguin Random House Audio
Kelly Gallagher, vice president, content acquisition, Ingram Content Group
Marcus Woodburn, vice president, digital products, Ingram Content Group
Tara Catogge, vice president, sales director, Quarto Publishing Group USA
Ron Martinez, founder and CEO, Aer.io Retail Network and Aerbook, and former vice president of intellectual property innovation for Yahoo!
Rick Joyce, chief marketing officer, Perseus Book Group
Maris Kreizman, judge and editorial director, Book of the Month Club
Katie Donelan, director of business development, BookBub
Molly Barton, co-founder, Serial Box
Ken Brooks, chief operational officer, Macmillan Learning
Brendan Lattrell, founder and CEO, Grapevine
Cliff Guren, founder, Syntopical
Regina Brooks, lead agent and president, Serendipity Literary Agency
Ginger Clark, literary agent, Curtis Brown
Trish Daly, editor, Little, Brown and Company
Kristen McLean, director of new business development, Nielsen Book
Ralph Lazaro, vice president, Digital Products Group, Findaway
Troy Juliar, chief content officer, Recorded Books, Inc.
Joshua Tallent, director of outreach and education, Firebrand Technologies
Data Guy, the tech and data wizard behind the Author Earnings website, who oversees Author Earnings’ data scraping and analysis
Sarah Mlynowski, the New York Times bestselling author of Fishbowl, As Seen on TV, Monkey Business and Me vs. Me, among others

Visit digitalbookworldconference.com to learn more and to register for DBW 2017. To enquire about attending, sponsoring or exhibiting, email digitalbookworld@fwmedia.com.

The New York Hilton Midtown is the official conference hotel for all DBW 2017 sessions, programs and lodging. Book lodging early by contacting EventSphere, the official housing partner, at 877-416-9396 or via dbw@eventsphere.com.

About F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company
F+W connects passionate, like-minded groups of people to share an ongoing exchange of information, ideas and inspiration. F+W is committed to providing the very best experience for its customers across its communities – digital media, writing, design, outdoors and lifestyle, among many others. The company offers exclusive events, online learning programs, research services, custom content, books and magazines (digital and print), curated kits and other services to its millions of customers worldwide. (fwmedia.com)


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