NYC Conference to Report on Digitizing Millions of Books

May 17, 2006

Digital technology leaders that scan, search, narrate, link and electronically deliver millions of books will be addressing publishers and technologists on Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 at the International Digital Publishing Forum's Connected & Mobile 2006 Conference. IDPF is hosting this one-day event at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium in New York City as part of its acclaimed educational event series. Information and registration for the conference is available at

"The premier technology and business leaders promoting eBooks, digital audiobooks, book search and new reading devices will all be on the same stage next week," stated Steve Potash, President of the IDPF and CEO of digital book distributor OverDrive. "This conference provides an unprecedented opportunity for publishers, the media and online businesses to receive a briefing from the world's leading companies driving the future of the digital book," Potash added.

Additional presenting companies and topics for the conference include: Vital Source Technologies, iRex Technologies, MediaBay,, MBS Direct, Safari Books Online, eBook Technologies, Harlequin, Green Point Technology Services, LiveInk and many others appearing on panels covering new mobile devices and reading platforms, digital books in education, books & search and emerging business models for the digital book.

Prior sold-out IDPF events have brought together leading publishing, technology, business and government leaders to provide case studies and technical briefings on recent developments in the digital publishing markets.

Event sponsors include Adobe Systems, Inc.;; Green Point Technology Services; LiveInk and OverDrive, Inc. Further details and registration to the conference can be found at A full conference agenda, confirmed speakers, registration and exhibit opportunities can also be found on the conference website at

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