Digital Book World 2023: Return to NYC

Digital Book World 2023: Return to NYC

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Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

West 53rd Street

New York, NY 10019

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Digital Book World 2023: Return to NYC

About this event

Digital Book World, the decade-long gathering of the publishing industry, returns to New York City after six years.

DBW attracts every type of book publisher, from trade to academic to independent to educational and beyond, alongside a wide variety of media and content organizations.

The full list of Digital Book World Awards categories is here.

Keynoting the event will be a panel on Black Women In Publishing, featuring:

Marie Dutton Brown (Iconic editor and literary agent; 55-year veteran of the publishing industry; namesake of Digital Book World's Marie Dutton Brown Award for achievement in advancing minorities in publishing)

Marie's daughter, Laini Brown (Director of Publicity, Hachette Book Group)

Dana Canedy (Former Publisher, Simon & Schuster)

Lisa Lucas (SVP and Publisher, Pantheon and Schocken Books, Penguin Random House)


Monday January 16

8 AM - Registration opens

9 AM - Welcome

9:05 AM - HEADLINER PANEL: Black Women In Publishing

9:50 AM - The Third Pillar: Spotify and the Audiobook Market

10:10 AM - BREAK

10:30 AM - A Journey In Publishing: From Kickstarter To Feminist Press

10:50 AM - PANEL: On Accessibility in Publishing


1:00 PM - What's Old Is New Again: Publishing's Next Chapter

1:20 PM - Synthetic Voice And The Future Of Audiobooks

1:40 PM - AI-Enabled Quality Control for Audiobooks

2:00 PM - The Kitchen Sink: Mixing Media To Drive Readership

2:20 PM - BREAK

2:40 PM - Controlling The Narrative: How Arizona State's Narrative Storytelling Program Is Paving The Way To Greater Public Engagement

3:00 PM - PANEL: Trends In Scholarly and Academic Publishing

3:40 PM - Upgrading The Reading Experience

4:00 PM - The European Perspective On The US Publishing Industry

4:20 PM - Supporting The Next Generation Of Publishing


Tuesday January 17

8 AM - Registration opens

9:00 AM - KEYNOTE PANEL: Fearless Books In A Fearful Time

9:40 AM - A Panel From The Printerverse: The Intersection Of Print and Digital Publishing

10:15 AM - BREAK

10:35 AM - Unlocking Our Libraries: How Data Conversion Informs Accessibility

11:00 AM - "Alexa, What Should I Read Next?"

11:20 AM - PANEL: Managing Data As A Publisher


1:20 PM - Voice Tech / Conversational AI: Evolving The Modern Publisher

1:20 PM - Community Access: Enlightening The World Through Reading

2:00 PM - PANEL: The Intersection of Media and Publishing

2:30 PM - BREAK

3:00 PM - Monetizing The Backlist

3:20 PM - Both Art And Science: Matching The Right Book With The Right Reader

4:00 PM - Accessibility On A Budget: Retrofitting The Backlist

5:00 PM - NFT Workshop, Presented By Creatokia (Open To All DBW Attendees)

Wednesday January 18

8:30 AM - Registration opens

9:15 AM - PANEL: Modern Publishing Industry Rights Management

10:00 AM - The Business Opportunities For Publishers With Podcasting

10:45 AM - Rethinking Your Platform: Monetizing Audiobooks and Podcasts

11:15 AM - CLOSING KEYNOTE: Metrics, Analysis, and Best Practices With BookTok

12:00 PM - Adjourn

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