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Digital Book World 2018, the full program

Digital Book World 2018, the full programm

Digital Book World 2018, October 2-4 2018, Nashville, Tennesse. The full program of the international publishing conference about digital publishing.

Digital Book World 2018, October 2-4 2018, Nashville, Tennesse. The full program of the international conference about digital publishing.

From marketing best practices, to pricing books across channels, to discussing fair use and international rights, to building accessibility into production workflows, to how emerging technologies like Amazon’s Alexa and the blockchain will change publishing. Digital Book World 2018 has it all.

Digital Book World 2018 keynotes including journalism legend Walt Mossberg, the executive team from red-hot startup and ABC’s Shark Tank winner Novel Effect, and the return of Data Guy.

Monday, October 1

Digital Book World 2018 Hands-On Workshops (TBA beginning Jan 8; limited seating; sold separately)
Certification Session #1 (TBA)

Tuesday, October 2

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Registration | Bagels and coffee provided

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Welcome | Bradley Metrock

8:45 AM – 9:50 AM | Opening Keynote | Walt Mossberg

9:00 AM | Exhibit Hall opens

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | PANEL: Sexual Harassment in Publishing

10:55 AM – 11:30 AM | From Techstars To Shark Tank And Beyond: Novel Effect’s Impact On Publishing | Matt and Melissa Hammersley (co-founders of Novel Effect)

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Lunch (provided) + Exhibit Hall

  • BREAKOUT TRACKS

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Marketing Book World (Presented by BookMachine)

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | Selling Books Through Instagram: Winning Social Media Tactics

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM | Tales From The Frontlines: How Retail Is Navigating The Evolution Of Publishing

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM | PANEL: Pricing Books In The Year 2018​

  • Education Book World

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | The First Publishing Major In The Country: How Belmont Prepares The Future Of The Industry | Richard Sowienski (Program Director, Belmont University)

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM | Digital Publishing In Education: A Glimpse Into The Future | Gavin Summers (Head of Digital, Hodder Education)

  • Legal Book Wolrd

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | Will We All Be Freelancers? | Laura Summers (Co-Founder, BookMachine)

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM | PANEL: Fair Use In Publishing

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM | Managing International Rights

  • Production Book World

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | The Latest Best Practices With Book Publishing Metadata

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM | How Changing Web Standards Impact Book Production and Workflows

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM | Sustainability In Publishing: Achieving Triple Bottom Line Success

  • Data Book World

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM | PANEL: Data-Driven Decisions In Publishing | Data Guy (Author Earnings); Matt West (Dexterity)

  • New Media Book World (Presented by VoiceFirst.FM)

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | PANEL: Podcasting And The Publishing Industry | Nick Quah (Editor, Hot Pod); TBD | Moderated by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing – home of podcast network VoiceFirst.FM)

​3:30 PM – 4:15 PM | Constructing Interactive Books: Three Technologies To Know | Stephan Beauchesne (Principal, WPA Consulting)

  • Exhibit Hall closes ​

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Sponsored Reception; announcement of Digital Book World 2018 Awards

Wednesday, October 3

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | Registration | Bagels and coffee provided

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM | BREAKOUT TRACKS (CONTINUED) | Marketing Book World (Presented by BookMachine)

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM | Working With Media To Amplify Your Message | Aaron Kiel (ak PR Group)

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM | PANEL: Best Practices In Book Promotion | David Dunham (CEO, Grabbr) | Laura Summers (Co-Founder, BookMachine)

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | 10 Years Of The Kindle Chronicles: Fireside Chat with Len Edgerley | Moderated by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing)

  • Education Book World

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM | iBooks Author In Education: Strengths and Weaknesses, 6 Years Later | Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing)

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | PANEL: Measuring Student Success Using Digital Texts and Resources | Gavin Summers (Head of Digital, Hodder Education) | Michael Hernandez (Media Educator, Mira Costa HS)

  • Legal Book World

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM | Libel and Defamation: What Is Free Speech In Publishing?

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM | Knowing Your Rights In The 21st-Century Workplace

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM​ | Production Book World

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM | Building Accessibility Into Publishing Workflows: From The Ground Up

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | How Blockchain Changes Book Publishing and Distribution

  • Data Book World

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM | PANEL: Best Practices With Analytics

  • New Media Book World (Presented by VoiceFirst.FM)

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM | Alexa, Meet Audiobooks: How Publishing Will Go Voice-First

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM | Producing Next-Generation Digital Books With Tumult Hype​

  • 9:00 AM Exhibit Hall opens

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Lunch (provided) + Exhibit Hall

1:30 PM – 2:25 PM | PANEL: Publishing, In A World Of Fake News |  Denise Clifton (Owner, Tandemvines Media); Michael Hernandez (Media Arts Educator, Mira Costa HS)​

2:35 PM – 3:30 PM | Hot Pod: The Rise Of The Podcast, And What It Means For Publishers | Nick Quah (Editor, Hot Pod)

3:35 PM – 4:30 PM | How Eat Like A Gilmore Went From Kickstarter Success To Publishing Deal | Kristi Carlson (Author, Eat Like A Gilmore)

  • 6:00 PM | Exhibit Hall closes

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Sponsored Reception; Digital Book World 2018 Hall of Fame Induction

Tuesday, October 2

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM | Registration | Bagels and coffee provided

8:30 AM – 9:25 AM | PANEL: Publishing Books In The Age Of Voice Assistants | Amy Stapleton (CEO, Tellables) | Matt Hammersley (CEO and founder, Novel Effect) | Brian Roemmele (Editor and Publisher, ReadMultiplex.com) | Moderated by Bradley Metrock (CEO, Score Publishing; host of VoiceFirst.FM’s This Week In Voice)

9:00 AM | Exhibit Hall opens

9:35 AM – 10:30 AM | PANEL: Diversity in Publishing

10:40 AM – 11:45 AM | Closing Keynote: The Return of Data Guy

1:00 PM | Exhibit Hall closes

2:00 PM | Certification Exam Session #2 (TBA)

More info on the official Digital Book World 2018 web site.

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