We're very pleased to announce Walt Mossberg, the legendary tech journalist whose career embodies the intersection of publishing and technology, will keynote Digital Book World 2018.
Recently retired from journalism, Mossberg is now writing the book which will serve as the capstone of his career. Even better to speak to the publishing world about the challenges and opportunities in front of it.
What follows is the press release for this announcement (and is available here via TalkingNewMedia). Tickets are currently on sale for Digital Book World 2018, though the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Guide does not get released until December 4.
Walt Mossberg to keynote Digital Book World 2018
Legendary journalist to challenge publishers, content creators, and technologists to work together to accomplish more
NASHVILLE, Tenn, – Monday, November 27, 2017 – Walt Mossberg will deliver the opening keynote for Digital Book World 2018, the morning of Tuesday, October 2.
His talk will kick off the longstanding and influential event, which provides thought leadership, best practices, and the gathering of community for the wide world of publishing.
"There simply is no one better equipped to deliver the message the publishing industry needs to hear today," remarked Score Publishing CEO Bradley Metrock. "Publishing needs technology, technology needs publishing, and Walt Mossberg's legendary career was built on the successful combination of both over a sustained period of time."
Mossberg is widely credited with pioneering the modern, consumer-focused technology review and commentary. He is in the process of writing a book, about the combination of breakthrough technology and the people who brought it to us, which will capstone his career. This book will be published by St. Martin's Press in 2019.
"Humankind relies on storytelling, and technology and publishing now work together to deliver it," Mossberg commented. "I am very much looking forward to discussing this at Digital Book World."
Digital Book World will be held October 2-4, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.