10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss At Digital Book World 2017



If you’re one of the many attendees at next week’s Digital Book World 2017, there is going to so many events that you don’t want to miss. With that in mind, breaking down the important parts would be a good way to start things off. Covering areas of analytics, copyright, productivity, metadata and others are what makes this occasion an interesting one. So, without further adieu, here are the 10 things you shouldn’t miss at DBW 2017.

1.What’s working?

The seminar, “What’s Working, What’s Not”, moderated by Jim Milliot, speaks on the state of the publishing landscape. He will be joined by leading editors from HarperCollins, Grand Central Publishing, Flatiron Books, and Rodale Press. This should prove to be quite instructive to those in attendance.

Time & Date: January 17, 11:20 AM – 12:30 PM

2.Selling Books

Like everyone else in the industry, you have to sell as many books as possible to make a substantial profit. “Listen to Your Media: Social listening for Books” covers the effective use of social media to market your books. This will be moderated by former Perseus chief marketing officer Rick Joyc.

Time & Date: January 17, 2 PM – 2:30 PM

3.Getting More Productive

This forum entitled “Thinking Differently about Productivity”, covered by Chris Bailey, will speak on different ways to increase your productivity in the workplace. More importantly, he will provide some useful tips that will benefit you and your business in the long run.

Time & Date: January 18, 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

4.Does Your Content Know Its Rights?

This seminar, hosted by Bill Rosenblatt, will delve into new opportunities for integration of rights and content management as well as updates on technologies and standards initiatives for rights management.  Essentially, it will deal with how your business get achieve a higher rate of ROI for your assets.

Time & Date: January 18, 2 PM – 2:30 PM

5.Best Practices for Metadata Management

Conducted by Joshua Tallent, this discussion will focus on 5 different ways to manage your metadata effectively and how it will increase your sales in the process. Publishers from all walks of life should pay attention to this colloquium.

Time & Date: January 18, 2:40 PM – 3:25 PM

6.Network With Industry Professionals

In an event like this, there is room for opportunity. In-between all these discussions or forums, it gives you a chance to network with professionals from all over the publishing industry and drive your business forward.

7.Entertain Yourself

If you have some time to kill, New York is the one city which has everything. Within walking distance of the event location, New York Hilton Midtown hotel, are famous landmarks that include Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue shopping, the Broadway Theatre District, Central Park as well as The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

8.Grab  A Cheap Bite To Eat

For some people, eating at the Hilton could be quite expensive. So why not just go across the street to get something inexpensive at a Salad Shop called Chop’t? If salad doesn’t float your boat, there’s another place across the way called Earl of Sandwich.

9.Analyze This

Kempton Mooney, senior director of research and analytics at Nielsen Book, is conducting a seminar entitled “How to think strategically about Data in 2017.” With more publishers using data to sell their books, this one is a can’t-miss.

Time & Date: January 18, 4:55 PM – 5:25 PM

10.Meet Us

Our Lumina Datamatics representative, Sendhil Mourougane, will be in attendance. If you have any questions, he’s the person who can answer them.  So, do catch up with us because we’re all ears.

DBW 2017 is going to be an interesting event for everyone involved. So, mingle with the right people, learn something new about the business, and most of all, have a good time!