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The publishing community for the 21st Century.

Starting with the only conference designed to address the radically changing commercial publishing environment, Digital Book World has evolved into a year-round platform offering educational and networking resources for consumer publishing professionals and their partners — including agents, booksellers and technology vendors — online and in person.

The Conference

Publishers have great tools to compete but they can only succeed if they know what the game is. –Mike Shatzkin, Conference Chair, Digital Book World

The annual Digital Book World Conference is designed to help publishers capitalize on their existing assets in the short-term while developing and executing a viable digital strategy for the long-term. It is the only conference specifically for book publishers, focusing on solutions, not theories; practicality, not punditry.

The Conference isn't just about strategies, though; it's also about the community. Because of our focus on consumer publishing, our speakers and attendees represent publishers of all sizes and niches – from HarperCollins, Penguin and Random House, to Chelsea Green, Ellora's Cave, National Geographic and Tor – as well as literary agents and other allied professionals, and vendors with an interest in the future of consumer publishing.

The Community

A robust community requires a form of leadership quite different from the models that have it driving transformation from the top. Community leaders see themselves as being in the center, reaching out rather than down. –Henry Mintzberg, John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, McGill University

The publishing community is passionate, engaged and international. Digital Book World offers a variety of educational and networking resources for publishing professionals from all across the industry to learn new skills, stay on top of the latest technologies and trends, and connect with other professionals, no matter where they work or live.

In partnership with select industry consultants, Digital Book World also offers a platform of servicesfor publishing professionals and independent authors, to help them navigate the digital transition, leverage new marketing channels, and sell more books.

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