Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing

Interviews With 19 Innovative Ebook Business Leaders

Digital Book World’s first ebook includes interviews with 19 innovative ebook business leaders.

These professionals are leading the digital transition and shaping the future of publishing. In Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing, you’ll learn how these leaders are organizing their teams, pioneering new forms of content, and gathering and responding to data.

The digital publishing community is passionate, engaged and international, and Digital Book World’s mission is to provide a forum for the community to gather, share hard-won insights, present innovative challenges, and pool its collective intelligence for the benefit of all its members.

Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing is available here and from ebook retailers:

What People Are Saying About DBW’s First Ebook:

“This is the first and only published volume that asks executives at the major U.S. publishers how they manage their businesses in [the digital] age.” Thad McIlroy, author of The Metadata Handbook

“Book publishers have one very specific advantage when it comes to the transition to digital: In the book business, unlike in the newspaper and magazine business, people pay and have always paid for content.” David Nussbaum, F+W Media chairman & ceo

“…in these interviews [digital publishing leaders] are candid in discussing the kinds of changes their organizations are making – depending more on data, getting closer to the reader, unencumbering their digital staff, playing with content formats…” James McQuivey, author of Digital Disruption

“Technologies and business conditions change and industries will change with them, but when it comes to executing that change, it’s all about the people.” Jeremy Greenfield, editorial director, Digital Book World

“…if it’s only actionable insights and practical wisdom on the digital future of publishing that you’re after, I recommend that you page ahead and read what nineteen ebook business insiders advise.” Deanna Utroske, content producer, Digital Book World

Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing comprises interviews with:

• Ellen Archer, Hyperion CEO
• Peter Balis, Wiley director of digital content and sales
• Molly Barton, Penguin Global digital director
• Nicholas Callaway, Callaway Digital Arts founder
• Otis Chandler, Goodreads CEO
• Mark Coker, Smashwords CEO
• Raelene Gorlinsky, Ellora’s Cave publisher
• Pete Harris, Penguin Development Group director
• Ellie Hirschhorn, Simon & Schuster chief digital officer
• John Ingram, Ingram chairman
• Rick Joyce, Perseus chief marketing officer
• David Nussbaum, F+W Media chairman & CEO
• Tricia Pasternak, Random House Worlds senior editor & transmedia producer
• Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks CEO
• Chantal Restivo-Alessi, HarperCollins chief digital officer
• Mark Schoenwald, Thomas Nelson CEO
• Michael Tamblyn, Kobo executive vice president of content
• Maja Thomas, Hachette Digital senior vice president
• Angela Tribelli, HarperCollins CMO

Plus, introductory essays from:

• Jeremy Greenfield, Digital Book World editorial director
• Thad McIlroy, publishing analyst and co-author of The Metadata Handbook
• James L. McQuivey, Forrester Research analyst
and
• Deanna Utroske, Digital Book World content producer