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.


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Royalties and Rights in the New Author-Publisher Dynamic: Solutions to the Latest Challenges

When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: Free

Royalties have long played a central part in authors’ decision-making during the rise of self-publishing. Now, with the Amazon-Hachette dispute showing how traditional revenue streams can be affected by changes in the digital distribution landscape, publishers and authors are alike reconsidering their business interests and their means of securing them.

Join Rodney Elder, VP of Operations at Virtusales; Edwin Fager, President of Kensai International; and Jacob Stevens, CEO of Versobooks, for an in-depth look at how author-publisher partnerships are being transformed by the latest developments in digital publishing, with a focus on royalty payments and rights sales. Showing how royalty rates aren’t the only tool with which publishers attract and retain authors, the panelists will explore new approaches to royalty payments, management and transparency as well as the cutting-edge systems behind them. They’ll also propose new methods for maximizing authors’ income with forward-looking tools and practices for rights sales and permissions.

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers
  • Authors
  • Editors
  • Rights and licensing managers
  • Digital operations and systems professionals and service providers

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How publishers can expand, deliver and market their offering to authors
  • New tools and systems for optimizing royalties and rights sales in the digital age
  • Strategies and best practices for improving royalty management
  • Considerations for authors weighing publishers’ offers for long- and short-term business benefits

Speakers:
Rodney Elder, VP, Operations, Virtusales Publishing Softwarre
Edwin Fager, President, Kensai International
Jacob Stevens, CEO, Versobooks

Moderator: Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World

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Leading the Digital Revolution: Skills and Tools for Innovation

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: Free

With the onslaught of new models for digital content creation, enhancement and delivery, publishers and content creators of all types have to adjust not only their processes and business models, they must also retool their human capital to prosper in the new digital age.

Join John Wheeler, SVP, Content Technology, at Lumina Datamatics for a close look at ways for publishers to adapt to the changing digital landscape. He’ll discuss what new forms of digital content requires of publishing professionals, digital operations teams, managers and others. He will offer concrete strategies for publishing organizations to evolve in order to lead the charge on digital innovation rather than be overcome by it.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How to act as a change agent in organizations struggling with the digital transition
  • Tools for confronting the challenges of creating, producing and delivering digital content
  • Methods for implementing staffing changes that affect success in the digital content world
  • Tips to leverage mature skills across your organization in pursuit of digital excellence
  • When and how to make organizational changes to maximize success with digital products
  • What to hold on to and what to let go as the complexity of content creation continues to increase

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers and digital content creators
  • Digital operations managers involved in the creation, enhancement or distribution of digital content
  • Editorial and marketing staff developing and promoting digital content
  • Ebook designers and digital production professionals producing and delivering digital content

Speaker: John Wheeler, SVP, Content Technology, Lumina Datamatics

Moderator: Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World

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Metadata for Library Book Discovery: How to Help Librarians Find and Promote Your Content

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: Free

Authors and publishers know that high-quality metadata can be a game-changer when it comes to the discoverability of their titles. That’s no less true for library content. Every librarian wants to help patrons find the right titles in their library’s collection, and there is now expanding array of ways publishers can help that happen.

Join Nicole Arbuckle, VP, Metadata Services, and Karen Anderson, Authorities Librarian, both of Backstage Library Works for a webcast exploring the latest best practices for library metadata creation and management. Nicole and Karen will explain the standard metadata format used in libraries, what specific metadata is most helpful and how publishers can benefit from cultivating a better understanding libraries’ metadata needs.

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers
  • Authors
  • Distributors and aggregators working directly with libraries
  • Digital content developers working with metadata

Attendees Will Learn:

  • The current metadata standards for libraries and best practices for implementing them
  • What the terms MARC21, AACR2 and RDA mean for authors and publishers preparing their content for libraries
  • How to leverage controlled vocabularies and authorized headings in order to improve titles’ discoverability
  • A close look at how libraries share metadata and what authors and publishers can do to take best advantage
  • Tools and strategies to enrich metadata for libraries to improve discoverability

Speakers:
Nicole Arbuckle, VP, Metadata Services, Backstage Library Works
Karen Anderson, Authorities Librarian, Backstage Library Works

Moderator: Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World

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