Author Rick Riordan and Hachette’s Vanessa Vazquez met up with the team from Disney Digital Publishing while the author was discussing an exciting new project coming up that will coincide with Riordan’s bestselling Percy Jackson series.
FastPencil‘s Steve Wilson displaying their IDPF Innovation Award for their streamlined ebook creation and distribution software.
Ten bestselling indie authors joined forces for their own booth at the event, a few of whom are pictured here. (L to R: Jana DeLeon, Theresa Ragan, Denise Grover Swank, Liliana Hart, and Jasinda Wilder)
Goodreads‘ Patrick Brown spoke in the author hub about the benefits of strong social media for book discovery, including tools like author giveaways through the site.
Educational ebook platform Qlovi, backed by funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was presented with the second place award in the Startup Challenge. Sourcebooks sponsored the award, and it was presented by CEO Dominique Raccah.