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.
Daniel oversees Digital Book World’s content and programming, including blog posts, news stories, interviews, feature pieces, live webinars, handbooks and white papers. He also curates DBW’s newsletter, the DBW Daily, and coordinates DBW’s social media communications.
Before joining DBW in July 2015, Daniel held several positions, including as a part of the editorial team at Grand Central Publishing. Daniel is a graduate of Vassar College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives and works in New York City.
Contact for: Information on DBW content and programming, webinars, social media, pitches and media inquiries, and general information on the DBW website.
VP and Group Publisher
Phil Sexton began his career as an independent bookseller. He became the Director of Merchandising for United Magazine Company, before joining F+W in a marketing role. Shortly thereafter he transitioned into F+W sales division and ultimately become the company’s Vice President of Sales. During that time, he moved to New York City, wrote several books for F+W’s writing community and was eventually offered the publisher position for that division. Today, Phil oversees F+W’s writing, astronomy, screenwriting and Digital Book World communities. An avid writer, Phil is the author of four books and is working on a fifth. He speaks regularly in the writing community as is a brand ambassador for Writer’s Digest, the flagship business of F+W. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.
Contact for: Any questions related to the Digital Book World business.
President & Founder, THA Consulting
Ted Hill is an expert business development consultant with deep knowledge of publishing, media, and the information industries. For more than 25 years, Ted has been at the intersection of publishing and transformative technology. He’s worked with leading publishers and their technology partners, and launched dozens of new businesses and business initiatives along the way. As President of THA Consulting, Ted served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of the Book Industry Study Group and is a frequent speaker at publishing industry conferences and events. He believes that education and awareness are the keys to the effective adoption of new technologies and the emerging practices that support them.
Contact for: Any questions about Digital Book World community sponsorships.