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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fw: Frankfurt Book Fair and the New Digital Appetite

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October 15, 2009
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JAN. 26-27, 2010-New York, NY
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DBW's FREE eBook Webinar is on Wednesday—Sign Up Today!

What exactly is an eBook? How do you decipher the alphabet soup of formats and acronyms? What's the difference between the Kindle, Sony Reader and iPhone, and what in the world is a Vook? Is DRM a necessary evil, or is there another solution?

Get the facts aduring the FREE Digital Book World webinar, The Truth About eBooks: Devices, Formats, Pirates (Oh, My!) on Wednesday, October 21st at 1 pm EDT.

Click here to register now.

Kirk Biglione of Oxford Media Works will moderate informative presentations by and a discussion with eBook experts Samir Kakar, CTO of Aptara and Joshua Tallent, owner of eBook Architects and author of Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide.

Kirk Biglione
Kirk Biglione is a consultant, writer and technologist. His diverse media background is perfectly suited to the new era of convergence. In addition to his extensive Internet experience, Kirk has also worked in radio and the music industry. Over the past decade he has helped scores of businesses and government agencies develop and improve their online presence... MORE

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As Chief Technology Officer, Samir Kakar is responsible for Aptara's technology vision, its Content Technology Solutions practice, and oversees the company's global IT infrastructure. Since joining in 1993, Samir has been instrumental in developing Aptara's technology portfolio technology and processes in support of key customers such as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Amazon and Random House... MORE

Joshua Tallent
Joshua Tallent has been an eBook developer for 7 years, and is an expert on formatting eBooks in the variety of formats on the market, including Kindle/Mobipocket and ePub. His book, Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide, has been praised as the most helpful and thorough explanation of the detailed process involved in formatting great-looking eBooks for the Amazon Kindle... MORE

Space is limited so don't wait another day to secure your space. If you're unable to attend, be sure to encourage a friend or colleague to take advantage of this FREE webinar presented by Digital Book World.

Click here for more information and to sign up now.

Follow Guy Gonzalez's Live Tweets from the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair is happening right now and if you weren't able to make it to the event, social media provides the perfect opportunity for you to become an armchair traveler. As the Director of Audience Development for Digital Book World, Guy Gonzalez has been actively engaged in introducing DBW to the publishing community; building networks on Twitter, LinkedIn, and on the DBW blog; and sparking and contributing to conversations about the toughest issues publishers face today.

He's currently attending the Frankfurt Book Fair, where F+W Media will be exhibiting in Hall 8 J911, and live-tweeting and blogging the highlights throughout the week for the benefit of those unable to attend. Follow all the action on Twitter and check out the DBW blog for the latest updates.


Frankfurt and the New Digital Appetite

Stephen Bateman, Publisher and Managing Director of David & Charles Ltd. blogs, "The fact we're in a recession year will mean fewer visitors [at the Frankfurt Book Fair] and those who are coming will want to justify the cost of their travel with a shorter stay, and a more intensive and harder-working visit. So, whilst the halls might feel quieter, it promises to be a serious and productive trip. It is worth noting that China is the guest-of-honour nation and they will have a 2000-strong delegation.

It is no mystery that Publishing has entered the Digital Age and the organisers of this year's Fair have put a special emphasis on Digital..." MORE

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Stay Connected

Get the latest news as soon as it's announced at the new Digital Book World blog. In addition to updates on sessions, speakers and events, you'll find original commentary from our presenters, advisors and other industry professionals. Join the conversation today and post your questions and thoughts.

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