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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Digital Book World Conference Dates Announced

Inaugural event to take place January 26 – 27, 2010 New York

NEW YORK – Digital Book World, the first-ever conference to address the radically-changing commercial publishing environment from near-term challenges to long-term opportunities, will be held January 2010. Conference attendees including leading publishers of consumer books and their trading partners will leave armed with ideas and insights to drive new revenues and adapt their business models to the new digital landscape. The conference will take place at the Sheraton, New York Hotel and Towers, January 26-27, 2010. To learn more, go to: DigitalBookWorld.com or follow updates on Twitter @DigiBookWorld.

Mike Shatzkin, CEO and founder of The Idea Logical Company has been named Conference Chair for the event. He has been a leading-industry spokesman and commentator on digital change for 20 years. Said Shatzkin, "I am thrilled to be helping create a program aimed at the consumer trade publishers who are the segment of book publishers most challenged by the digital changes affecting all media. The tight focus of Digital Book World will enable us to tackle real-time problems and we hope to be highly practical and giving our attendees takeaways they will use immediately in their businesses."

Lead media sponsor to Digital Book World is Publishers Lunch, the industry's "daily essential read," serving more than 40,000 readers daily. Additional media sponsors include Publishing Trends and ForeWord Magazine.

Full program details will be made available at DigitalBookWorld.com, highlights include:

Books Plus in the 21st Century: Linking Print and the Web to Build New Franchises and Unlock New Revenue Streams

Getting on the Virtual Shelves: Untangling and Understanding the Ebook Supply Chain

Selling Direct to the Consumer: What are the Best Practices for Publishers?

Ebook Pricing: What Should they Cost, and Why?

Content as a Marketing Tool: Bring Them to Your Site or Scatter Content Where They Are?

The Future of the Agent-Author Relationship: How It Must Change for Agencies to Thrive and Empower their Clients.

Digital Book World is owned and operated by F+W Media, Inc., a leading multimedia company. For nearly a century F+W has provided information and inspiration for core enthusiast communities, including writing, art, graphic design, outdoors, antiques & collectibles, woodworking, among others. The Company's charter publications Writer's Digest magazine and Writer's Market, continue to be the key resources for aspiring and published writers alike. In addition to more than 500 new book titles a year, the Company maintains a backlist of more than 2,500 titles, publishes nearly 40 magazines, owns and operates dozens of informational and subscription-based Web sites, and operates a growing number of successful consumer and trade shows annually.

Visit www.fwmedia.com

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For more information, please contact:

Cory Smith, Event Director



Stacie Berger, Communications Director




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