DIGITAL BOOK WORLD 2015Newyork Hilton, Midtown, NYC
from left: Ashuthosh, Tushar Naik, Dan Dube, Michael Harman
The Digital Book World Conference + Expo gathered more than 1, 500 Media, Publishing and Technology professionals from around the world. Below are some of the highlights,
Highlights of Digital Book World
- Dan Dube, Senior Consultant, Manipal Digital, had presented Case Study on 8 Ways to Improve Your Editorial and Production Processes and see dramatic results.
- At the DBW expo, We had conducted a business transformation session on publishing automation & provided demos on our PublishOne, A comprehensive editorial and publishing workflow system for small, medium and large publishers with instant publication to multiple formats such as certified Pdf’s, ePub, Web services (XML/HTML5 and API’s)
- SVP of Kindle,Russ Grandinetti tells publishers Amazon is committed to making Kindle Unlimited work for authors and says the subscription model is probably here for good.
- In a gala dinner hosted by Ira Wolfman, the 2015 Digital Book Awards celebrates the most exemplary digital content on the market today. Here’s the complete list of this year’s finalists and winners.
- iBooks Store Director Keith Moerer says Apple is adding 1 million new iBooks customers every week, after bundling the app with its iOS 8 rollout last September.
- Publishers Launch Kids explores other data in the children’s market—including the finding that 80% of young adult titles are purchased by grown-ups for themselves.
- New research from Digital Book World and PlayCollective suggests 93% of kids who read eBooks now do so at least once a week
- James Robinson, Analytics Director of New York Times, explains why most publishers have no business grappling with ‘big data,’ advocating instead for a balance between quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding audiences
- Nielsen Book’s Jonathan Nowell presents sales data showing that 65% of all eBook sales in the U.S. are of adult fiction titles and that the format overall has been basically flat since 2012.
- The subscription model for eBooks garners praise from some publishers, and Oyster announces plans to expand globally. Both Oyster and Scribd struck a deal with Macmillan.
- Amazon’s alleged status as a monopoly is fervently and often entertainingly debated but very far from decided.
- By some accounts, most digital readers are reported to read on more than one device, but industry insiders agree that fiction and nonfiction reading habits differ considerably and much remains unknown.
- Seth Godin explains why a good deal of social media marketing is a waste of time.
- Audiobook publishers and distributors see exponential growth in the volume of titles entering the market
- OverDrive: EBook find a 33% increase compared with 2013, revealed at DBW.
- Publishing Has Much to Learn from the STM Sector.