In response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, Digital Book World (DBW) has expanded from an annual conference to a year-round community, focusing on educational and networking resources and events for consumer publishing professionals and their partners, including agents, booksellers and technology vendors. In partnership with select industry consultants, DBW also offers a platform of services for small and mid-sized publishers to help them navigate the digital transition.
Rich is responsible for developing Digital Book World’s content and programming, from live interactive webcasts to a range of FAQ guides, handbooks and white papers. He also coordinates DBW’s social media communications.
Before joining Digital Book World in December 2013, Rich spent three years working on digital and print book production at Macmillan and Hachette. He has written and edited for a number of blogs and magazines in print and online, covering popular culture, entertainment, books and international affairs. Rich is a graduate of Vassar College and lives and works in New York City.
Contact for: Information on DBW content and programming, webcasts, social media and general inquiries.
Business Development Manager
Raymond is responsible for achieving top-line revenue goals in terms of integrated sponsorship offerings both online and offline year round for the Digital Book World Community, including the all Conference brands; Digital Book World, Discoverability & Marketing Event and StoryWorld Conference.
Prior to joining F+ W Media is a seasoned veteran in the event marketing and sponsorship sales industries. Raymond’ specialty is creating revenue growth and adding strategic alliance partners. Raymond’s proven track record extends from some of the world’s leading trade and consumer event producers including; Brainstorm Group, Reed Exhibitions and the Comdex/Interface Group. Raymond is an active member of IEG (International Events Group) the leading provider of consulting, valuation, measurement research and training to the global sponsorship industry.
Contact for: Sponsorship information for Digital Book World, Digital Book World Conference + Expo, StoryWorld Conference + Expo and related partnerships.
Gary is responsible for the day-to-day management of F+W Media’s Digital Book World, StoryWorld and Design Communities. Prior to joining F+W, he was Managing Director, North America for Incisive Media responsible for running their North American operations as well as their Interactive Division which included the Search Engine Strategies, Search Engine Watch and ClickZ brands. Gary has also held senior management positions at Reuters, Thomson Financial and Euromoney where he was responsible for a broad portfolio of media properties.
Contact for: Any questions related to the Digital Book World business including Digital Book World community sponsorships.
Director, Online Product Development
Contact for: Community and event partnerships, programming, marketing questions, membership inquiries, interview questions and store support.
Vice President, Communications & Public Relations, F+W
Contact for: All media inquiries related to the Digital Book World Event, Community, or for interview requests.