DBW Global

Mon, September 14 2020, 10:00 AM - Wed, September 16 2020, 4:00 PM [CST]

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Mon, September 14 2020, 10:00 AM - Wed, September 16 2020, 4:00 PM [CST]

DBW Global is the worldwide online publishing industry event taking place September 14 through September 16.


This important three days will feature a who's-who of the publishing landscape, providing thought leadership, best practices, and a gathering of global community across trade, scholarly, independent, educational, and corporate publishing.


Monday, September 14

(all times Central)

9:30 AM - Welcome

Bradley Metrock (Executive Producer, Digital Book World)


9:35 AM - 10:15 AM DBW 2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Minorities In Publishing: A Fireside Chat

Jennifer Baker (Managing Editor, Penguin Random House; Host, Minorities In Publishing)

Moderated by Bradley Metrock


10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Javier Celaya (CEO and Founder, Dosdoce)


10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Streaming The Story: Bringing New Media To Children's Literature

Shannon Bex (Co-Founder and Chief Communications Officer, Vooks)

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Publishing During A Pandemic: Lessons Learned

Rod Elder (EVP North America, Virtusales)


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NaNoWriMo's Impact On An Evolving Publishing Industry

Grant Faulkner (Executive Director, National Novel Writing Month)


12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Gianna Mosser (Director, Vanderbilt University Press)


12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

The Data In The Distribution: Managing Complexity In Publishing

Maurice O'Connor (CEO, Vearsa)


12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Aakansha Gaur (Founder, Save Your Bookstore)

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM


1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

LSC Communications

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Dave Gunn (DAISY Consortium)

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

The Rise of Book Publication Platforms and Crowdsource Workshops

John Gosslee (Director, Litbreaker)

Dan Lebish (Founder, BookBoro)


2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Dexterity / Jill Andrews


2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Ashley Gordon (North America Publishing Solutions, HP)


3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Kenan Barut (Director, Cambridge University Press)


3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

The Power Of Social Media Influencer Marketing

Mallory Hyde (Marketing Specialist, Sourcebooks)


3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Marika Flatt (Co-Owner, PR By The Book)


Tuesday, September 15


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Nicola Solomon (Chief Executive, Society of Authors)


10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Voice/AI In Publishing

Bradley Metrock (Executive Producer, The Project Voice Series; Author, More Than Just Weather And Music)


10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Next-Generation Audiobooks: Trends In The Marketplace

Michele Cobb (Publisher, AudioFile Magazine)



11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Conversational Publishing: Storytelling Through Voice Assistants

Amy Stapleton (CEO, Chatables)



11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Publishing Amidst A Pandemic: Leveraging The Klopotek Cloud

George Logan (VP Sales and Marketing, Klopotek)



11:40 AM - 12:20 PM

New Insights Into Big Data for Small Publishers

Doris Booth (Founder and Editor, Authorlink)



12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Fireside Chat: The State Of Literary Agencies

Jeff Kleinman / Steve Troha (Folio Literary Management)



12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Beyond Audiobooks: The Power of Book Podcasts

Justin Alvarez (Associate Publisher of Literary Hub)

Jeff Umbro (CEO, The Podglomerate)


1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Digital Book Promotion: How Authors & Publishers Are Innovating to Promote Books from Afar

Nicki Porter (Senior Editor, The Writer)


1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Trinity Audio


1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Scale Your Expertise: Leveraging Technology to Do More with Less

John Gosslee (Director, Litbreaker)

Peirce Gaynor (Co-Founder and CEO, Fixional)


2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Succeeding with Virtual Events for Book & Author Promotion

Robert Yehling (Founding Editor and Senior Writer for Innovation & Tech Today; Executive Editor of STEM Today)


2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Ranushka Lakmal (Production Manager, HSBC Global Publishing Services)


2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Christian Mahnke (CEO, EarReality)


3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Rakuten Kobo


3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

New Society Publishing / Canopy Planet


3:40 PM - 4:00 PM


Wednesday, September 16


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

James Faktor (Publishing Director, Lume Books; Founder, USound)


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Tom Chalmers (Managing Director, Legend Times)


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

David vs. Goliath: Taking On Amazon, For The Sake Of Booksellers

Andy Hunter (CEO, Bookshop)


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bite-Size Books: What Publishing Looks Like When Time Is Short

Andrew Savikas (President, getAbstract US; Chairperson, BISG)


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Jane Friedman



12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Go or No-Go: Using Data To Drive Decisions On Publishing Technology Projects

Lindy Humphreys (Associate Publisher, Digital Publishing, Abrams Books)



12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

How The Growth Of The Wide World Of Publishing Has Evolved The Modern ISBN

Richard Smith (Senior Product Manager, ProQuest)



12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Libraries vs. Publishers: The Fight No One Needs

David Burleigh (Director of Brand Marketing, OverDrive)



1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Vesuvian Media



1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

2000 Ebooks In The Norwegian Market: Leveraging Backlist Across Geographies

Bokbasen AS / Allvit


1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Professional Development in Publishing: How To Ensure The Next Generation Is Accessible, Diverse, And Impactful

John Warren (Director & Assoc Professor, George Washington Univ)


2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Mark Binder (Mark Binder Books)


2:30 PM - 2:50 PM


2:50 PM - 3:10 PM


3:10 PM - 3:30 PM


Bill Gladstone (Waterside)

Project Voice Series

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