By Larry Norton
I’ll be in New York next week for Digital Book World and am looking forward to seeing many friends, clients, and potential clients. I have also bookmarked many sessions I want to attend – enough to make me wish I were two people.
If you want to meet, I’ll be at DBW all day Tuesday, March 8 – including the ever popular cocktail/schmoozing party and the end of the day – and also on Wednesday, March 9. Text me at 203-455-7772.
Here are some key sessions that promise to deliver great info:
1) John Ingram’s Transformation at Ingram. I’ve know the folks at Ingram for almost 30 years. What an amazing story they have to tell – testimony to their ability to respond to and anticipate market changes.
2) Sales Reporting and Operational Analytics – Do They Make a Difference? Some of our key competitors are on this panel – and we all know what the answer to this question is!
3) Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Tech. Talk about a clash of cultures – Publishing and Tech!? Publishing and Finance!? Can’t wait to hear what Sourcebooks publisher Dominque Raccah, investment banker Joanna Stone Herman, NetGalley’s Susan Ruszala, and Penguin Random House’s Katherine McCahill discuss with INscribe’s own communications strategy consultant Charlotte Abbott.
4) New Paths to Direct Sales. We need more ways to reach consumers and these panelists are all at the forefront – including my good friend Ron Martinez of Aerbook, as well as Kevin Franco of Enthrill, Steven Blake Mettee of Hummingbird Digital Media, Joe Regal of Zola Books and Robin Warner of DeSilva+Phillips.
Meanwhile, don’t miss Five Questions Publishers Need to ask about Metadata – a must-read just published on the Digital Book World blog by our general manager Anne Kubek.
You might also want to check out our recent White Paper on Five Ways to Optimize Your Metadata, if you haven’t already. We’ve seen a lot of pick up on this one.