Upcoming Digital Book World Webcasts

Get essential tips and advice from the brightest minds in the digital publishing industry delivered to your desktop in a live presentation. These online, interactive webinars are presented by industry experts and noted consultants. Webcasts last about an hour and include a Q&A session toward the end where listeners can get answers to specific questions from the webcast presenters. Attend these online learning sessions live, or access them at a later date OnDemand and in our archives.


Discovering Innovation in Digital Books: A Treasure Hunt

When: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: Free

So many digital books, so little time!

Here at Digital Book World, we’re always on the lookout for exciting, elegant and innovative digital books–yes, they’re out there!–that inspire and challenge us, that show us the next step on the path to excellence.

Join Digital Book Awards judges Andrea Colvin, Ron Martinez, Matt Mullin and program director Anne Kostick as they discover, discuss, show and tell about ebooks, book apps and digital reading platforms: Where is innovation happening? What books and products are offering exciting features or daring design? What can we learn from these gems that might improve digital books in future? Please join in!

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Specific ebooks, platforms and apps on the market that offer innovative elements
  • Features that contribute to excellence and inspiration
  • How to make book browsers aware of innovative features

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers and developers of ebooks, book apps and digital reading platforms
  • Publishing and retail marketers in digital books
  • Writers, librarians and educators interested in digital reading innovation

Andrea Colvin, Digital Book Awards judge and VP, Content/Executive Producer, Andrews McMeel Publishing, book division
Ron Martinez, Digital Book Awards judge and Founder and CEO, Aerbook, Invention Arts
Matt Mullin, Digital Book Awards judge and Manager, Digital Content, Barnes & Noble

Moderator: Anne Kostick, Digital Book Awards program director and partner, Foxpath IND

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How to Use Data to Make Publishing Decisions

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: $45.00

Utilizing data strategically is among the most urgent challenges for publishers today. With sales data still sharply restricted by ebook retailers, publishers are actively pursuing methods for analyzing and leveraging the information they do have to optimize their business decisions.

Join Digital Book World as we sit down with two leaders in the rapidly evolving field of data analytics, Dan Lubart of Hachette Book Group and Alex White of Next Big Book, for cutting-edge approaches to data in the publishing world today. We’ll discuss methods for gathering significant data points, drawing relevant conclusions and turning those insights into a roadmap for a successful business strategy.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Innovative approaches to data analytics in digital publishing today
  • How to gather relevant data sets and draw actionable insights
  • Methods for developing and optimizing a business plan based on accurate market information
  • Tips for editors, marketers and indie authors to incorporate data-backed knowledge in the decision-making process

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Acquiring editors
  • Indie authors
  • Distributors, retailers and partners
  • Market analysts and industry watchers

Dan Lubart, Senior VP, Strategy and Publishing Operations, Hachette Book Group
Alex White, CEO and Co-founder, Next Big Book

Moderator: Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World

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