Schedule: General sessions

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Metropolitan East
Moderated by:
Abe Murray (Google, Inc. )
Panelists:
Bill Godfrey (Elsevier), Rich Rothstein (HarperCollins Publishers), Andrew Savikas (Safari Books Online)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 15 ratings)
If 2010 was the year of ebooks then 2011 is the year of e-reading. As reader preferences change and the number of people buying and reading ebooks grows rapidly, systems and interfaces must adapt. The very definition of “a book” is in flux. Hear from a panel of publisher CTOs as they share their thoughts on evolving ebooks technologies and what e-reading might look like in the future. Read more.
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New York East
Louis Rosenfeld (Rosenfeld Media, LLC), John Oakes (OR Books)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 10 ratings)
Two publishing entrepreneurs present the alternative business models that drive their publishing startups. OR Books' model is based on paring down the traditional approach to publishing; Rosenfeld Media's model is built from scratch. The presenters will compare and contrast how these approaches impact acquisitions, editorial and design, promotion, and other core publishing functions. Read more.
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New York West
Moderated by:
Jade Roth (Barnes & Noble)
Panelists:
Curtiss Barnes (Cengage Learning), Nick Francesco (Rochester Institute of Technology), David McCarthy (Barnes and Noble), Jacob Robinson (Texas A&M University), Susan Stites-Doe (The College of Brockport)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Despite the growth of digital reading for trade books, digital content has not yet gained acceptance in higher education. 15% of textbook content is available digitally yet only 1-3% of sales are digital. Barnes & Noble is working with a diverse set of learners and institutions conducting research about eBook Reader and eTextbook use. This faculty led panel will share useful data and insights. Read more.
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Riverside Ballroom
Dianne Kennedy (IDEAlliance), Peter Meirs (Time Inc.), Penny Sullivan (Meredith Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
nextPub™ is an initiative of IDEAlliance, working in collaboration with the IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum) ePub™ 3.0 Working Group, to design a set of specifications that can deliver and display magazine, journal, serial and other rich content for the next generation of eReaders. Learn more about the new nextPub specification and how it relates to ePub in this session. Read more.
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Metropolitan East
Moderated by:
Neal Hoskins (WingedChariot)
Panelists:
Gus Balbontin (Lonely Planet), Michel Kripalani (Oceanhouse Media), Pete Myers (BirdsInTheHand, LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.94, 16 ratings)
Join the creators of award winning apps from BirdsEye, Gourmet Live, Lonely Planet, Winged Chariot, and Oceanhouse to learn how they've incorporated features such as crowd-sourcing, augmented reality, animation, multiple languages, location awareness, online community and more for "state of the app" experiences. Read more.
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New York East
Dave Gunn (Royal National Institute of Blind People)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Accessible publishing practices have been hotly debated in the industry over the last couple of years. To some accessibility is considered a costly issue with limited return, but this presentation will discuss the commercial benefits for considering accessibility, and show that it doesn't need to differ significantly from current practice, but could open publications to a larger paying audience. Read more.
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New York West
Emily Sawtell (McGraw-Hill International Publishing Group), Brett Sandusky (Holocene)
Average rating: **...
(2.92, 12 ratings)
Today's digital offers publishers an incredible opportunity to reach the consumer with product information, but just as easily capture important customer feedback that can drive new product innovation. Join Kaplan's Brett Sandusky and McGraw Hill's Emily Sawtell in this session on how to aggregate and analyze consumer data to meet new market expectations. Read more.
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Riverside Ballroom
Reid Sherline (Wolters Kluwer Health), Scott Grillo (McGraw-Hill Medical), Thane Kerner (Silverchair)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Publishers of professional content previously locked away in textbooks and journals are transforming content into applications that reach ubiquitously into the daily work of users. With examples from medical publishing, panelists will show how semantically enriched content is used to create content applications that integrate into user workflows, increasing information value and utility. Read more.
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Metropolitan East
Robert Kasher (Newgen KnowledgeWorks), Keith Fahlgren (Safari Books Online), George Kerscher (Daisy Consortium), Bill Kasdorf (Apex Content Solutions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.77, 13 ratings)
Learn the latest developments in EPUB, the free and open standard format created by the International Digital Publishing Forum. In addition, we know a lot of you will want to ask about what EPUB 3.0 can do, how it will be facilitated etc., so please be ready with plenty of questions for our expert panel from the EPUB working group. Read more.
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New York East
Moderated by:
Kassia Krozser (Booksquare.com)
Panelists:
Lori James (All Romance/OmniLit/ARe Cafe), Jenn Northington (WORD), Kevin Smokler (Kevin Smokler enterprises), Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo (Greenlight Bookstore), Malle Vallik (Harlequin Enterprises Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 13 ratings)
The digital reading revolution impacts every aspect of the publishing ecosystem, and booksellers face challenges from every direction. Yet today's booksellers are energized, engaged, and eager to meet new challenges. This panel of booksellers discusses today's retail climate, providing valuable service to customers, and dealing with digital headaches. Read more.
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New York West
Lloyd Jassin (The Law Offices of Lloyd J. Jassin), Bonnie Beacher (McGraw-Hill Education), Richard Nash (Cursor), Dana Newman (Dana Newman)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
A panel examining digital's effects on rights and licensing issues from the perspectives of legacy publishers and startups. Read more.
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Riverside Ballroom
Felix Hofmann (PaperC GmbH), Martin Fröhlich (PaperC GmbH)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
The German ebook platform PaperC is based on a freemium business model. Combining benefits of a public library, a digital book shelf and a virtual copyshop, PaperC offers users to read textbooks free of charge. They can also enable premium functions such as printing by purchasing individual pages. In this session, the PaperC founders present their experience with the model on the German market. Read more.
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Metropolitan East
Sarah Weinman (Publishers Marketplace), Matthew Bernius (Open Publishing Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology), Kelly Gallagher (RR Bowker), Peter Hildick-Smith (Codex-Group LLC), Jennifer Manning (Nielsen)
Average rating: **...
(2.19, 16 ratings)
Wondering what's behind the numbers of the most recent ereading research reports? Join Sarah Weinman as she moderates a panel of ereading study authors for an in-depth discussion of their methodologies, respondents, data sources, and of course - results. Read more.
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New York East
Terry Jones (Fluidinfo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Learn about Fluidinfo, a database (in the broadest sense) specifically designed to embrace the trends in publishing. Read more.
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New York West
Jeff Shelstad (Flat World Knowledge, Inc. ), Linda Holliday (Semi-Linear, New York Angels), Mark Jacobsen (O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures), Stephen Koenig (Interweave), Brian Rich (Catalyst Investors), Rick Richter (Ruckus Media)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Investors are always on the lookout for disruption and areas ripe for growth, so it's no surprise that the world of publishing has more than a few eyes from the investment community focused upon it lately. From VCs looking to invest in startups, to conservative firms looking to invest in more established companies, this session will explore who is investing where, and why. Read more.
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Riverside Ballroom
Paul Mikos (B&H Publishing Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Eighteen months ago, B&H Publishing Group, the trade publishing division of LifeWay Christian Resources, engaged a 3-fold strategy for entering the digital space in mobile, ebooks, and online. We’ll share lessons from our successes and failures earning 12 spots in the top book apps for iPhone and iPad, taking a first-time fiction author to #1 for Kindle, and launching a cloud based Bible reader. Read more.
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Metropolitan East
Cheryl Goodman (Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc ), Michael Tamblyn (Kobo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 12 ratings)
In a session that publishers, device makers, retailers, and others with a stake in the future of ereading won't want to miss, speakers Michael Tamblyn and Jim Cathey will share for the first time findings based on their respective data and research into consumer eReading behavior. Read more.
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New York East
Steve Kotrch (Simon & Schuster)
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 11 ratings)
By using XML to bridge the gap between their databases and their book-cover designers, Simon & Schuster took significant steps toward building a totally digital workflow, in order to streamline the production of creating book covers and to get descriptions of those books out on the internet. Read more.
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New York West
Moderated by:
Andrew Savikas (Safari Books Online)
Panelists:
Jeremy Bornstein (Subutai Corporation), Matt Mitchell (MediaPass™), Richard Ziade (Arc90, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
From usage data to marketing techniques to the impact of the mobile web, you'll learn about subscription business models from the inside out. Read more.
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Riverside Ballroom
Bethanne Patrick (Book Riot), Ron Charles (Washington Post), Sarah Weinman (Publishers Marketplace), Bob Carlton (Kirkus Reviews)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Does a divide exist between the digerati and the literati, and is it growing? Has the Internet helped or hindered literary criticism? And, what does the future hold for book reviewing? Join the Book Maven herself, Bethanne Patrick as she hosts a panel of the book world's best critics for a fun and thought-provoking look at literary reviewing in the digital age. Read more.
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Metropolitan East
Heather McCormack (Library Journal Magazine), Katie Dunneback (National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress), Ruth Liebmann (Random House, Inc.), Micah Bowers (Bluefire)
Average rating: ***..
(3.30, 10 ratings)
Are libraries and publishers necessarily at odds when it comes to ebooks? Does e-lending cut into potential ebook sales, or can digital loans help overall sales of a title? In what promises to be a lively panel discussion, representatives from the publishing and libary communities will debate the potential challenges and opportunities for all the players in the ebook lending game. Read more.
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New York East
Laura Dawson (Bowker)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Join Firebrand's Laura Dawson for a face to face version of her popular Twitter chat, "#ISBN Hour." Read more.
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New York West
Dominique Raccah (Sourcebooks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 13 ratings)
Today, the book publishing business is in transformation and as a result all book publishing companies are (to a greater or lesser extent) changing. In this talk, we tackle the profound changes we are all dealing with, including: transparency, culture and leadership, creating flexible agile organizations, workflow and process changes, rethinking roles and retraining. Read more.
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Riverside Ballroom
Moderated by:
Andrew Malkin (Innodata)
Panelists:
David Laidler (Works Artists), Kirsty Melville (Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC), Peter Smith (THOMPSON HINE LLP), Sarah Williams (Chronicle Books)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Publishers of all shapes & sizes now sell "vanilla" eBooks but this leaves out numerous categories--the new frontier features images to showcase on color screen devices. Clearing these rights can intimidate and overwhelm. Here we will address a thorny issue head-on and look beyond trade books with broad representation--agent, publisher, global retailer and image holder all motivated to monetize! Read more.
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Metropolitan East
Hugh McGuire (PressBooks / LibriVox / Iambik ), Kirk Biglione (Oxford Media Works), John Maxwell (Simon Fraser University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 12 ratings)
Book production should be nimble, and digital-first. We'll examine ways to get there, starting with experiments using an adapted version of the WordPress blogging software to build an open source, webby book-production workflow systems, that output .epub, print-ready PDF, and In-Design-ready XML. Read more.
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New York East
Moderated by:
Jeremy Bornstein (Subutai Corporation)
Panelists:
Flint Dille (Ground Zero Productions), Jeff Gomez (Starlight Runner Entertainment)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
In this panel, which boasts some of the world's transmedia luminaries, we'll explore what's happening--and what could happen--with the business and art of transmedia. Read more.
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New York West
Laura Baldwin (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Phil Ollila (Ingram Content Group Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
As the book retailing, supply chain, and delivery environments change new models are required to build long term publisher value. The true value of a media company, or publisher, lies in content and the brand attributes created by a publisher’s editorial and marketing efforts. Read more.
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Riverside Ballroom
Matilde Sanz (Grupo Santillana)
This session will cover the development of the digital market from scratch at al global level. We will cover the legal framework to operate sales both local and globally, pricing models, the development of product and services and the distribution of digital content. Read more.
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Liberty 3
Jane Litte (DearAuthor.com), Sarah Wendell (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Join Jane Litte, of Dear Author and Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches/Trashy Books and Kirkus Book Reviews in an interactive discussion for publishers, programmers, designers and device manufacturers on what real life book readers like, dislike, want to see, and couldn't care less about when it comes to ereading devices, gadgets, platforms and apps. Jane and Sarah will demo devices, apps and more. Read more.
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Metropolitan East
Average rating: ***..
(3.22, 9 ratings)
HTML, the hypertext language for the Web, is no longer restricted to Web sites but is being in widely different context. EPUB, an open e-book standard, has been using XHTML 1.1 but HTML5, the upcoming new version of HTML, will impact all HTML-based applications. This session will explore some of the new features in HTML5, in particular those can be applied to publishing. Read more.
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New York East
Moderated by:
Aaron Miller (ReadSocial)
Panelists:
Travis Alber (ReadSocial), Kyusik Chung (Discovereads), Jurgen Fauth (Fictionaut), Scott Lindenbaum (Electric Literature)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
Twenty-one insights on community, distribution and profit from the startup camp. Read more.
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New York West
Sameer Shariff (iPublishCentral), Dan Wallek (Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Our session will focus on answering ‘What it takes for a publisher to transition from a B2B business model to a B2C business model'. Read more.
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Riverside Ballroom
Hillel Cooperman (A Story Before Bed), Megan Quinn (Charlesbridge), Sara Berliner (ScrollMotion), Lyle Underkoffler (Disney Publishing Worldwide)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Jackson Fish Market's Hillel Cooperman moderates this stellar panel of leaders in the children's digital content market to discuss their mistakes and successes, and get actual details on what’s working for each of them as they blaze the trail of selling children’s ebooks and mobile apps online. Read more.
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  • Qualcomm
  • codeMantra
  • COPIA
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Aptara
  • Bowker
  • Connotate
  • HP
  • Jouve North America
  • LibreDigital
  • Malloy
  • MarkLogic
  • Random House, Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Baker & Taylor
  • The BookMasters Group
  • Constellation
  • Jacquette Consulting
  • Mashery
  • Silverchair
  • Wolfram
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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