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Digital Book World, the annual gathering of the wide world of media, content, and technology, returns to New York City after six years of being away.

DBW attracts every type of book publisher, from trade to academic to independent, alongside a wide variety of media and content organizations.

The event will be capped at 1,000 attendees and take place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

The promo codes MILITARY (active or former US military) and EDUCATOR (current or retired full-time educator at an accredited academic institution, either K-12 or higher ed) both will subtract 40% from registration at checkout. The promo code STUDENT (full-time students) will subtract 60%.


Keynoting the event will be a panel on Black Women In Publishing, featuring:

  • Marie Dutton Brown (Iconic editor and literary agent; 55-year veteran of the publishing industry; namesake of Digital Book World's Marie Dutton Brown Award for achievement in advancing minorities in publishing)

  • Marie's daughter, Laini Brown (Director of Publicity, Hachette Book Group)

  • Dana Canedy (Publisher, Simon & Schuster)

  • Lisa Lucas (SVP and Publisher, Pantheon and Schocken Books, Penguin Random House)

Also featuring:

  • Margot Atwell (Executive Director and Publisher, Feminist Press; formerly of Kickstarter)

  • Maurice O'Connor (CEO, Vearsa)

  • Suzanne Norman (Industry Liaison and Lecturer, Simon Fraser University)

  • John Ruhrmann (Managing Director, Bookwire GmbH)

  • Padma Warrior (CEO, Fable)

  • Dwayne Campbell (CEO, BookFusion)

  • Jane Friedman (Publisher and Editor, The Hot Sheet)

  • Brian O'Leary (Executive Director, BISG)

  • Mary McAveney (Chief Marketing Officer, Open Road Media)

  • Steven Beschloss (Director, Narrative Storytelling Institute, Arizona State University)

  • Alexandra Grant (Publisher, X Artists' Books)

  • Chris Morrow (Senior Product Manager, Amazon Alexa)

  • Adam Fritz (CEO, Pozotron)

  • Annie Stone (BookBub)

  • many more to come