Digital Book World Mktg. Sum­mit And Expo (Jan 23-25)

 Digital Book World

Digital Book World Mktg. Sum­mit And Expo Updates

Bookseller Backed by Big Publishers Advocates Abandoning Digital Rights Management

Major book publishers should abandon the use of technology that limits how their copyrighted digital material is used by readers after sale, according to Matteo Berlucchi, CEO of London-based social e-retailer Anobii.

In a speech this afternoon at the Digital Book World Conference in New York, Berlucchi argued that digital rights management technology, or DRM as it is known, prevents more readers from buying e-books and may actually encourage piracy of copyrighted material.
Read more . . .

Publishing Trends

Publishers Launchpad at DBW

Over the three days of Digital Book World this week, 12 startup companies were given a chance to strut their stuff in a series of sessions called Publishers Launchpad, which had new companies pitch their business ventures in short presentations back-to-back.  The first session was part of Monday’s Publishers Launch Children’s Publishing Goes Digital conference, and the second two were integrated into Digital Book World, which is a joint effort of F+W and Publishers Launch.
Read more . . .

Photos & Slideshows

Dan BlankDan Blank's Photo Recap of DBW12

Dan Blank’s (@DanBlankPhoto Recap of Digital Book World, 2012

Digital Book World & Expo (Jan 23-25) #dbw12

 

Kathy Meis

Kathy Meis

The Power of the Quiet Social Book

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends,” wrote Charles W. Eliot near the end of the 19th Century. No matter how much action is taking place on the page, we always describe books, and the experience of reading them, as quiet.
“Even in their digital form,” wrote Moveable Type’s Jason Ashlock more recently, “they don’t seem to do very much…. Books are quiet objects: they don’t flash and whirr.”

Read more . . .

~*~

Porter Anderson

Porter Anderson

“Ether” / Or?

Just as the round tables were rolled into the Metropolitan Ballroom for the pre-conference DBW Marketing Summit . . .

Just as the chillers cooled the low-pile carpeted pitch, slammed so bravely in those third-floor meeting halls . . .

Just as publishing industry stakeholders talked of achieving the “impactful discovery of niche markets through metadata”…

A small door at the back of the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers . . . clicked shut again for another year.
Read more . . .

~*~

Mediabistro

Mediabistro

More Books Published This Week Than In 1950

In a presentation at the Digital Book World conference in New York today, author/futurist David Houle shed some perspective on where the publishing industry is today, compared to its place in history.

“There were more books published this week than there were in all of 1950,” he said. Houle told the room full of publishers that the physical book had a great run as an artifact, but encouraged them to embrace the current era of digital publishing to pave the way for future generations.

Read more . . .

~*~

Bob Mayer

Bob Mayer

Digital Book World Day 1 Recap and 2 FREE eBooks

I flew into New York City this morning, took a cab to the Sheraton on 53rd, then went out and grabbed a slice of pizza at a local joint. I always love how places outside NY advertise “New York” pizza. I grew up in da’ Bronx and know NY pizza. I loved the rant Jon Stewart did on Trump eating pizza with a knife and fork. I even went into a pizza place one time in Seattle while at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference and asked for a slice. And they told me “We don’t do slices.” I mean WTF kind of pizza joint doesn’t do slices?

Rant over.

Anyway, then I went inside, still eating my slice and sat in on a workshop on SEO. There were a lot of industry people from publishing there since, after all, we’re in New York City, the home of publishing.
Read more . . .

~*~

Digital Book World Recap Day 2 and Defeating the Forces of Darkness

Digital Book World ended this afternoon and here are my double-tap, killing house, quick thoughts.

I feel old and tired and a slacker after being on the Doing It On Their Own: Self-Publishing Authors Find Success panel with Bella Andre this afternoon. She had so much energy and drive, she reminded me a lot of Susan Wiggs, another bestselling author, except Bella is a self-published author who earned over a million dollars in 2011. The amount is impressive, but more so her drive for the future. I plan on bugging the hell out of her for more information that, I being the slug I am, have failed to uncover. Also, I think Bella and I should co-write a romantic, Special Forces, thriller and translate it into a dozen languages. Hey, I’ve co-written some romance before. I bring the bullets, she brings the romance. I do real body count, she does fun body count.
Read more . . .

~*~

Leave a Reply