Digital Book World 2019 set for September 10-12 in Nashville

The Digital Book World (DBW) Conference will bring together innovators, experts and newsmakers in the publishing industry . This will include large, medium and and small publishers, traditional and non-traditional publishers, and the technology companies that serve all of them. The event takes place Tuesday, September 10, Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 12 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, September 9.

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville Tennessee.

The event will feature publishing’s most influential leaders, including representatives from Audible, Kickstarter, Microsoft, Amazon, the American Library Association, Dollywood Foundation, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House Audio, Macmillan Learning, Hachette Book Group, Ingram Content Group, Novel Effect, Association of University Presses, Alliance for Independent Authors, the U.S. Copyright Office, Stanford University and Publishers Weekly, and many others. The opening keynote presentation will be delivered by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the U.S. National Book Foundation. The closing keynote address will be presented by Ted Crisco of the U.S. Army, which recently released its first-ever audiobook.

Bradley Metrock.

“If you’re in publishing of any kind, print or digital, you’ll find DBW to be an absolutely essential part of your year,” said Bradley Metrock, Executive Producer of Digital Book World and CEO of Score Publishing and the VoiceFirst Events series of conferences. Overall, DBW offers more than 60 conference sessions and workshops, main-stage presentations and fireside chats with publishing and technology experts. Session tracks will include: Marketing Book World, Academic Book World, Data Book World, Production Book World, Print Book World and New Media Book World. The DBW exhibit hall will showcase some of the best products, services, ecosystems and tools that modern publishers need to evolve. The event will also feature the DBW Awards, the Publishing Hall of Fame induction of industry veteran Mike Shatzkin, and the “roast” of industry leader Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG).

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.