IDPF Unveils Program for Digital Book 2011 at BEA

March 30, 2011


New York, NY, March 30, 2011 (PRESS RELEASE) The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announced today the program outline today for Digital Book 2011 at BEA ( The conference, held in partnership with BookExpo America (BEA), will be held May 23-24, 2011 , in New York City’s Javits Center, and is expected to draw global leaders in the publishing industry, technologists, marketers, retailers, supply chain management, publishers, agents, and authors. Following on the sold-out success of last year’s conference, the 2011 event is expected to sell out once again, and Ingram and OverDrive have renewed their commitment as platinum event sponsors..

The longest-established executive and professional conference focused on digital publishing, IDPF Digital Book 2011 will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with trailblazers and leaders in the digital publishing industry through keynote sessions, expert panels and in-depth demonstrations. Attendees will hear from and about Adobe, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Google and others, as well as major publishers and service providers.

“This event is going to provide attendees from across the globe with a deeper understanding and insight into the accelerating digital transformation of the book publishing industry. Our featured speakers and multiple hands-on workshops are designed to equip attendees with the tools required to achieve success during this critical time of change,” remarked Bill McCoy, Executive Director, IDPF.

The program is set to lead off with an in-depth assessment of the key factors underlying the tremendous success of the eBook in 2010, followed with a roundtable of publishing industry executives discussing recent events, news and challenges. The conference includes featured speakers, in-depth sessions, and hands-on workshops broken down into business and marketing tracks and technology and production tracks, maximizing the learning opportunity for every attendee.  The preliminary program is available online at

Session topics include:  International Market Opportunities, Creating Highly-Accessible Interactive Content, Update on eReading Devices and Apps, A First Look at EPUB® 3, Transforming the Business of Publishing, Breakthrough Business Models , Lending of Digital Books, Metadata Boot Camp, The Future of Digital Reading and Publishing, Wrangling the Backlist, Distribution Updates (with a focus on maximizing discovery), eBook Production Jumpstart, Social/Direct Marketing (including case studies from publishers and authors) and the Future of EPUB. 

Paid admission to the 2011 IDPF Digital Book Conference includes free admission to BookExpo America trade show including the IDPF Digital Zone. Early bird rates are in effect through April 8, 2011. To register, please visit: Conference updates will be posted regularly, including programming information, speakers and sponsor news.

About the International Digital Publishing Forum

The International Digital Publishing Forum(IDPF) is a non-profit trade and standards organization for the digital publishing industry representing over 200 companies and organizations. IDPF is responsible for the EPUB open standard interchange and delivery format for digital books and publications and related technical information to promote the development and growth of the global digital publishing market. Further information about the organization, including membership information, can be obtained by visiting EPUB is a registered trademark of IDPF.

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