The IDPF, of International Digital Publishing Forum, is on a mission to be the bridge between what the publishing industry has known about its business for the past few centuries, and where books and bookselling is headed. For the past many years, IDPF has conducted a one-day conference just prior to the official opening of the largest publishing industry event in the world, BookExpo America. These pre-show events included keynote speakers and smaller informational sessions that examined the current and future status of ebooks.
This year, the IDPF Digital Book conference has grown into a two-day event and will feature an entirely new track from the Book Industry Study Group, “Making Information Pay.”
“The IDPF has partnered with BISG to bring its attendees the highly-acclaimed BISG Making Information Pay conference. Co-located for the first time with IDPF, BISG’s Making Information Pay is an annual half-day conference for senior executives in operations, sales, and marketing, providing trendable information and insights about the best practices driving the success of today’s industry leaders.”
With a full line-up of industry experts covering everything from marketing, digital standards, library lending, social media promotion, and more, this event is a catch-all for anyone remotely involved in the book industry. Moreover, this event has in the past been associated with product launches, innovation announcements, and the adoption of standards such as EPUB3, and this year is expected to be no different; one tracked session will even examine the emergence of EDUPUB as a standard for educational publishing and e-learning.Good e-Reader is an official media sponsor of the event and will post updates and live tweets throughout the two-day conference.