DBW 2011 Conference Council


Mike ShatzkinMike Shatzkin
Founder & CEO
The Idea Logical Company

Mike Shatzkin is founder & CEO of The Idea Logical Company, consultants to publishers and their trading partners. Mike has been actively involved in trade book publishing since his first job as a sales clerk in the brand new paperback department of Brentano’s Bookstore on Fifth Avenue in 1962. In his nearly 50 years in publishing, he has played almost all the roles: bookseller, author, agent, production director, sales and marketing director, and, for the past 30 years, consultant. His client list has included all of the English-speaking world’s leading publishers, as well as publisher suppliers and trading partners, particularly in the area of new technology.

Mike has organized industry conferences on our changing business for two decades. Since co-organizing the first “Electronic Publishing and Rights” Conference in the early 1990s, Mike has been speaking and writing about digital change. He has been the co-organizer of the Book Industry Study Group’s annual Making Information Pay conference for the past three years, and he has chaired events in London and Frankfurt and has spoken to industry groups across the globe.

Mike’s blog, The Shatzkin Files, is one of the most closely-watched ongoing commentaries on digital change in trade publishing.

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DBW 2011 CONFERENCE COUNCIL (Bios and photos to come)

Mike Shatzkin: “We had a very successful debut annual conference for Digital Book World last January, even though we didn’t conceive the idea until June, put together a group of helpers (which we now call our Conference Council) until July, or draft the initial program until August. This year we’re way ahead of that schedule. We’ve put together a fabulous Council to advise us this year and we’re having a meeting of many of them next week to discuss the agenda and to start getting suggestions for speakers.

The Council gives us wide exposure and connections to the trade publishing industry. That way we make sure we don’t miss any ideas and we don’t miss knowing about any talented people whom our audience would want to hear.”

Tracey Armstrong
President and Chief Executive Officer
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)

Peter Balis
Director, Digital Content Sales

Ken Brooks
Sr. Vice President, Global Production and Manufacturing Services
Cengage Learning

Michael Cairns
Managing Partner
Information Media Partners

Peter Clifton
CEO and Co-founder
FiledBy, Inc.

David Cully
President of Retail Markets
Executive Vice President of Merchandising & Digital Media Services
Baker & Taylor

Sara Domville
F+W Media, Inc.

Joe Esposito

Mark Gompertz
Executive Vice President, Digital Publishing
Simon & Schuster

Sloan Harris
International Creative Management (ICM)

Ted Hill
THA Consulting

Michael Hyatt
Chairman & CEO
Thomas Nelson Publishers

John R. Ingram
Ingram Content Group

Marcus E. Leaver
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Simon Lipskar
Writer’s House

Scott Lubeck
Executive Director
Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG)

Madeline McIntosh
President, Sales, Operations, and Digital
Random House

Kristen McLean
Executive Director
The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC)

Maureen McMahon
President and Publisher
Kaplan Publishing

Thomas Minkus
VP, Emerging Media & English Language Markets
Frankfurt Book Fair

Brian Napack

Larry Norton
Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Distribution

Steve Potash
President and CEO
OverDrive, Inc.

Dominique Raccah
Publisher and CEO

Kate Rados
Marketing Director
F+W Media, Inc.

Charlie Redmayne
Executive Vice President
Chief Digital Officer

Adam Salomone
Director of Digital Initiatives
The Harvard Common Press

John Schline
Senior Vice President
Corporate Director of Business Affairs
Penguin Group USA

Evan Schnittman
VP Global Corporate & Business Development
Oxford University Press

Lorraine Shanley
Founder and Principal
Market Partners International

Michael Tamblyn
VP Content, Sales & Merchandising

Maja Thomas
Senior Vice President, Hachette Digital, Hachette Book Group USA
Vice President, Digital Publishing, Hachette Group Livre

Tom Turvey
Director, Strategic Partnerships

Scott Waxman
President, Waxman Literary Agency
Co-President, Diversion Books