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Mon, September 14 2020, 9:00 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

 

9:00 AM
Welcome

Bradley Metrock (Executive Producer, Digital Book World)
 

9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

Global Growth in Audiobooks and Podcasts:

New Consumption Trends and Business Models

Javier Celaya (CEO and Founder, Dosdoce)
 

9:25 AM - 9:45 AM  
Accessibility in 2020: The Challenges Ahead
Dave Gunn (DAISY Consortium)


9:45 AM - 10:15 AM 

Publishing In 2020 And Beyond:
When The World Is Not The Same As It Was

Rod Elder (EVP North America, Virtusales)


10:15 AM - 10:55 AM

Minorities In Publishing: A Fireside Chat

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

Moderated by Bradley Metrock

 

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

We're At An Inflection Point For Publishing And The Web

Bill Kasdorf (Founding Partner, Publishing Technology Partners; W3C Global Publishing Evangelist)

see accompanying article at Publishing Research Quarterly

 

 

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
What I Learned By Publishing A Book At Ten Years Old

Orion Razat (10-year-old author of 101 STEM Jokes + his mother)

Moderated by Bradley Metrock

 

 

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

NaNoWriMo's Impact On An Evolving Publishing Industry: A Fireside Chat

Grant Faulkner (Executive Director, National Novel Writing Month)

 

 

11:45 AM - 12:05 PM

The Data In The Distribution: Managing Complexity In Publishing

Maurice O'Connor (CEO, Vearsa)

 

 

12:05 PM - 12:25 PM
To Understand the Future of Publishing, Keep Your Eye on the Authors

Jane Friedman (Publisher and Editor, Hot Sheet Pub)

 

12:25 PM - 12:40 PM
Telling The Stories Only We Can Tell

Kenan Barut (Director, Cambridge University Press)

 

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Fireside Chat: What We’re Learning About Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Craig Riggs (Founder, ReaderBound)

 

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

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

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

 

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

The Use Of Artificial Intelligence By Authors, Editors and Publishers

to Create Better Fiction

Alessandra Torre (Authors AI)

 

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Under the Radar: How Librarians Impact Ebook Discovery

and Other Publishing Outcomes

David Burleigh (Director of Brand Marketing, OverDrive)

 

 

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Finding Your Audience on Amazon with Kindle Direct Publishing

Tricia Gallagher (Education Program Manager, Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon)

 

 

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
The Rise of Book Publication Platforms and Crowdsource Workshops

John Gosslee (Director, Litbreaker)

Dan Lebish (Founder, BookBoro)



2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
When the Smart Move is the Right Thing: 
Serve Students and your Bottom Line with Dynamic POD

Ashley Gordon (North America Publishing Solutions, HP)

 

 

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Fireside Chat with Jill Andrews

Jill will share about her career as a Nashville singer/songwriter, and the difference between writing songs

and writing her new book: Thirties: The Album In Portrait And Prose.

 

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Voice Tech + AI: Reshaping The Publishing Industry
Bradley Metrock

 

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Author to Influencer:
Learn How Authors Are Taking Promotion Into Their Own Hands

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

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 15
All times Central

 

9:00 AM

Welcome

Bradley Metrock (Executive Producer, Digital Book World)

 

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
The End-to-End Publishing Experience

Tara Cremin (Rakuten Kobo)

 

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM

Embracing an Innovation Mindset to Emerge from a Turbulent 2020

Sebastian Mayeres (CEO, knk)

Fireside Chat with Bradley Metrock


 

9:35 AM - 10:05 AM
A Fireside Chat With Maris Kreizman

Maris Kreizman (Host, The Maris Review; Marketing, McNally Jackson)
Fireside Chat with Bradley Metrock

 

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Leveraging The Klopotek Cloud

Peter Karwowski (Chief Technology Officer, Klopotek)

 

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM

Next-Generation Audiobooks: Trends In The Marketplace

Michele Cobb (Publisher, AudioFile Magazine)

 

 

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Conversational Publishing: Storytelling Through Voice Assistants

Amy Stapleton (CEO, Chatables)

 

 

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Publishing for a Sustainable Future:
SDG's (Sustainable Development Goals)

Sherri Aldis (Chief, United Nations Publications)
Scott Winner (CEO, Ingenta)

 

 

11:25 AM - 11:40 AM
Defending The Rights Of Authors

Nicola Solomon (Chief Executive, Society of Authors)

 

 

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

The State Of Literary Agencies

Jeff Kleinman / Steve Troha (Folio Literary Management)
Fireside Chat with Bradley Metrock

 

 

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

The Creative Business of Digital Comic Book Publishing

Michael Son (Editor in Chief, Tapas Media)

 

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

How Publishers And Authors Can Leverage AI Audio Solutions To Improve Sales

Ron Jaworski (CEO, Trinity Audio)

 

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Scale Your Expertise: Leveraging Technology to Do More with Less

John Gosslee (Director, Litbreaker)

Pierce Gaynor (Co-Founder and CEO, Fixional)

 

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Optimizing Deployment Of Content On Social Media Platforms

Lauren Turow (Head of Growth, Lately.AI)

 

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Preparing For Amazon and ONIX 3.0

Tricia McCraney (Projects Consultant, Virtusales)

 

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Interactive Audiobooks for Voice - The Future of Storytelling

Christian Mahnke (CEO, EarReality)

 

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

How Distribution Alters Creativity

Mark Binder (Mark Binder Books)

 

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

POD and the Power of Next-Gen Solutions
Neva Murtha (Senior Corporate Campaigner, Canopy Planet)
EJ Hurst (Sales Manager, New Society Publishing)

 

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Nicki Porter (Senior Editor, The Writer)

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 16
All times Central

 

9:00 AM
Welcome

Bradley Metrock (Executive Producer, Digital Book World)

 

9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
From The Stephen King Library to Bumpin': Lessons In Innovation

Simon & Schuster / Skilled Creative  

 

 

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Giving Publishers and Authors A Voice

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

 

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
Fireside Chat With Scribd

Andrew Weinstein (VP, Content Acquisition and Strategy, Scribd)

 

 

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Seven Lessons All Trade Publishers Should Learn From Academic Publishing

Tom Chalmers (Managing Director, Legend Times)

 

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

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

Andy Hunter (CEO, Bookshop)

 

11:05 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 - 11:50 AM
Continuing The Conversation: Why We Created Reboot: Books

Ruediger Wischenbart and Carlo Carrenho (Co-Founders, Reboot: Books)

 

 

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Using Data and Technology To Market at Scale

Mary McAveney (Chief Marketing Officer, Open Road Integrated Media)

Mike Shatzkin (Founder and CEO, The Idea Logical Company)

 

 

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

Alexa, Multi-Touch Books, and The Future of Higher Education

Jamie Perkins (University of Arizona)

 

 

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Connecting The Dots Between The Publishing Industry

And The Silver Screen

Lindy Ryan (President, Black Spot Books; Chief Content Offier, Rosewind Books)

Gareth Worthington (Director of Business Development, Vesuvian Media Group)

 

 

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Allvit: An Industry-wide Effort To Provide Academic E-books in Norwegian

Per Andreas Alnes (Product Manager, Digital Platforms, Bokbasen AS)

 

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

Trust Your Animal Instincts

Tabitha Scott

 

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Managing Quality in a Metadata World

Dr. Michael Castner (Head of Product and Solution Management, Klopotek)

 

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
BIPOC Voices: Experiencing Authentic Diverse Stories on Alexa

Dr. Paul McNeil (Creator, MB Interactive Stories; Founder, MB Usable Security)

 

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Lessons Learned From Publishing In Healthcare

Michael Reddy (President, Healthcare Weekly)

 

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE

The Heart And Soul Of Book Publishing

Bill Gladstone (Waterside)

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