Digital Book World 2015: Speakers and Themes Announced

[Press Release]

Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2015 Announces Keynoters and Themes

NEW YORK – (May 27, 2014) How to manage changing roles and relationships in the constantly evolving publishing ecosystem is one of the key conference themes announced by the organizers of Digital Book World Conference + Expo, slated for January 13-15, 2015, in New York City.”

Produced by F+W Events in partnership with Publishers Launch Conferences, Digital Book World is the premier event focused exclusively on providing practical, relevant and actionable programming on current issues and trends in books and digital content.

This year’s event will boast more sought-after headline speakers than ever before. Already joining the top of the bill are Brian Murray, President & CEO, HarperCollins; Linda Zecher, President & CEO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Walter Isaacson, President & CEO, Aspen Institute and author of the upcoming book, “The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution”; and Ken Auletta, media columnist for The New Yorker and author of “Googled: The End of the World As We Know It”. Several more keynote speakers will be announced over the coming weeks, as they are confirmed.

For more information and to register, visit the Digital Book World Conference & Expo website.

The conference program will also provide sessions on the following topics:

  • Publishing in a Global Economy
  • Data-Driven Publishing
  • Rethinking Marketing
  • Developing Business Models
  • Technology and Living on the Cutting Edge
  • New Relationships in Education and Book Publishing

“We’ve identified some compelling topics we want to cover as of today, but as always, our goal for the conference is to be as practical, flexible and as current as possible, so as the industry evolves this year, so will our program,” said Conference Council Chair Mike Shatzkin, founder and CEO of the Idea Logical Company and partner in Publishers Launch Conferences. “That being said, our council and I have defined topics for what we know will be a valuable program, all of which will remain current through January. We’re excited to be welcoming several presenters to DBW – those who we are announcing today, and others we’ll be announcing soon — who are trailblazers and highly influential in the areas we’re covering.”

“Change continues to be a constant in our business, and I look forward to Digital Book World every January because it helps keep us ahead of it,” said David Nussbaum, F+W Chairman & CEO. “Evaluating new technology, exploring global partnerships, utilizing customer data – all are topical and directly relevant to my Company and to our colleagues. It’s our mission with Digital Book World to provide a road-map for the industry, and we’re committed to delivering on that again.”

Digital Book World Conference & Expo returns to the New York Hilton Midtown hotel located in the heart of New York City in Midtown Manhattan (on Avenue of the Americas between West 53rd and West 54th Streets). Special room rates are available now. Last year’s discounted hotel room block sold out far in advance of the event, and attendees are urged to register for the conference and book accommodations now to enjoy the best rates. Limited advance discounts are available for early registrants; visit the conference website for more information and to register.


About Digital Book World
The Digital Book World Conference + Expo is the largest event dedicated solely to the business of digital publishing worldwide. It consists of a multi-track, multi-faceted digital publishing program, pre-conference events, Digital Book Awards gala and exhibition hall. The event, produced by F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, in partnership with Publishers Launch, attracts an international audience of 1,300 industry professionals, 50 exhibitors and more than 100 speakers.

About Publishers Launch
Established by Publishers Lunch and’s Michael Cader and leading industry consultant Mike Shatzkin, book publishing veterans well known for explaining, analyzing and chronicling digital change in the industry, Publishers Launch, working in conjunction with Digital Book World and other well-established publishing events and professional organizations, helps publishing professionals worldwide navigate the digital transition and seize its opportunities.

About F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company.
F+W connects passionate, like-minded groups of people to share an ongoing exchange of information, ideas, and inspiration.

F+W is committed to providing the very best experience for our customers across our communities – digital media, writing, design, outdoors, and lifestyle, among many others. The company offers exclusive events, online learning programs, research services, custom content, books and magazines (digital and print), curated kits and other services to its millions of customers worldwide.

Comments are closed.