BISG, IDPF Team for 2014 Information Conference

December 24, 2013
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BISG is very pleased to announce an agreement with the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) to co-locate Making Information Pay 2014 with the IDPF Digital Book 2014 conference at BookExpo America.

The Making Information Pay Conference will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, May 29 as part of the expanded two-day IDPF Digital Book 2014 conference at BookExpo America. Early Bird registration to IDPF Digital Book 2014 is now open at http://idpf.org/db14 and includes access to Making Information Pay and the BEA exhibit hall.

"We are delighted to partner with IDPF on Making Information Pay,” said BISG executive director Len Vlahos. "By bringing our two audiences together, we amplify each organization’s mission, enabling us to deliver more robust, high quality content."

"Data is increasingly critical to the business and practice of publishing" said IDPF executive director Bill McCoy. "Expanding IDPF Digital Book 2014 to include Making Information Pay will make the flagship digital conference at BookExpo America even more relevant and actionable for attendees."

New data confirms the consolidation of consumer preferences in physical and digital book consumption, with significant variation by genre, subject, and demographics. Making Information Pay dissects these shifting patterns with new information from a range of BISG research including BookStats, the Joint Venture between the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) which provides a comprehensive and trendable report on the size and shape of the US book publishing industry. Industry leaders add invaluable perspective.

For the past ten years, senior executives in operations, sales, and marketing have attended this half-day conference for data-first information and essential direction. Previous conferences have featured a keynote from Hilary Mason, Chief Data Scientist at Bitly and one of Forbes "40 under 40 Ones to Watch;" Kyusik Chung, Vice President of Business Development at Goodreads; and Mike Shatzkin, Founder & CEO, The Idea Logical Company, among many other industry leaders. Current Sponsors of Making Information Pay 2014 include Hachette Book Group, Bowker, and Media Services Group. Contact Jeanette Zwart at Jeanette@bisg.org for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

The IDPF Digital Book conference is the flagship digital conference at BEA and the longest running digital publishing conference in the industry. The perennially sold-out conference has hosted hundreds of key speakers including bestselling authors Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin and more; C-suite experts such as Madeline McIntosh, COO of Penguin Random House, Chantal Restivo-Alessi, CDO of HarperCollins, Jane Friedman, CEO of Open Road Integrated Media, Otis Chandler, CEO and Founder of Goodreads; and leading authorities from Aptara, Apex Content Solutions, Baker and Taylor, Barnes and Noble, Copia, Google, Gutenberg Technology, Ingram, Kobo, McGraw Hill Education, Monotype, O’Reilly Media, OverDrive, SPi Global, and many more. Current Platinum Sponsors of IDPF Digital Book 2014 include Ingram Content Group and SPi Global. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and to register, visit http://idpf.org/db14. Follow the conversation on Twitter @digitalbook14.

For more information, please contact Jeanette Zwart of BISG at Jeanette@bisg.org or Wendy Erman Wels of International Digital Publishing Forum at digitalbook@idpf.org.


About the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.
The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is the book industry’s leading trade association for policy, standards, and research. BISG’s mission is to facilitate innovation and shared solutions for the benefit of all companies and practitioners that create, produce, and distribute published content and the organizations that support them. Members include publishers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media. For over 35 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community. Learn more about BISG at www.bisg.org.  Follow us on Twitter @bisg.

About the International Digital Publishing Forum
The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is a non-profit trade and standards organization for the digital publishing industry with a membership of over 300 companies and organizations from 35 different countries. IDPF is responsible for the EPUB 3 open standard interchange and delivery format for digital books and publications as well as related technical information to promote the development and growth of the global digital publishing market. Proceeds from Digital Book 2014 conference directly support the organization’s mission and work. Further information about the IDPF, including membership options, can be obtained by visiting www.idpf.org. EPUB and EPUB 3 are registered trademarks of IDPF
 
 

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