Friday, January 08, 2010

Digital Book World Conference: January 26/7th

Tickets for the Digital Book World conference are going like hot cakes and there are rumors the organizing group may have to close registration early so get your tickets now. No one wants to be the one left out at the next publishing cocktail party when you can't join the conversation about sessions like the following:

Getting Comfortable in Niches
The shift from horizontal paths to audiences to vertical ones is a hard concept for people who have grown up in book publishing to accept. This panel features publishers from niches as diverse as Mind Body Spirit, Sustainable Living, and Science Fiction, who have made the shift and will talk about how to build a sustained relationship with a vertical audience.

Speakers: Rebecca Smart, President & Managing Director of Osprey Publishing Brent Lewis, Harlequin Reid Tracy, President & CEO, Hay House Margo Baldwin, Co-Founder, President & Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing. Time: Tuesday January 26th 1.00pm

Teaching Authors to Fish: Empowering Authors to Market Themselves
One thing is sure about the new digital age: publishers know that that author marketing is among their most important tools. All sorts of efforts are being made by publishers to make authors more effective as their own advocates. A collection of publishers and an outside service provider that gives authors free web tools will discuss how publishers can make authors their most effective marketing allies

Speakers: Peter Clifton: Founder, President & CEO, Filedby Matt Schwartz: Director of Digital Strategy & Business Development, Random House Cecelia Tan: Founder, Circlet Press Christina Katz: Author Time: Wednesday January 27th 1.00pm

(I'm moderating both).

Use my courtesy discount code (DBWadvisor) to get $200 off the fee.

See you there.

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