IDPF Announces Speakers For BEA Conference

On May 29-30, 2013, publishing professionals from across the globe will convene at the Javits Center in NYC for the highly-anticipated and world’s longest-running digital book conference, IDPF Digital Book 2013 (

The incredibly rich 2013 speaker list ranges from bestselling authors like Malcolm Gladwell, Sylvia Day, and Jennifer Armentrout; media masters like Brad Stone of Bloomberg Businessweek, Laura Hazard Owen of paidContent, Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World, Phil Sexton of F+W Media; top executives from the Big 6 houses; the Author’s Guild and the US Department of Justice; top children’s and educational Publishers like Scholastic, Cengage, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; industry visionaries such as Matt McInnis of Inkling, Allen Lau of Wattpad, Kristen McLean of Bookigee, Richard Nash of Small Demons, Corey Pressman of Exprima Media, Mark Ury of Storybird, Hugh McGuire of PressBooks, Craig Mod, John Ossenmacher of ReDigi, Anne Kubek of InScribe Digital, Josh Schanker of BookBub, and more; as well as industry giants like Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Google. There are just too many speakers to mention, but the complete list can be seen here:

Session topics include: The Evolving Digital Book, Digital Publishing in Transition, The Open Web Platform, From Textbooks to Learning Platforms (Implications for Early Education Publishers), Hybrid Authors, Data to Die For, Best Practices for Interactive Design, Enhanced Illustrated Digital Books, In-Sourcing vs Outsourcing, Reader Engagement, Selling vs. Licensing, Reading Systems, K-12 Content and Core Curriculum, Adapting to Early Learners, EPUB 3, Styles and Fonts for eBooks, Accessibility in eBooks, eManga, and much more. The complete program is available at

Looking for guidance? Have experiences you want to share? At IDPF DB13, you get it all — business and marketing strategies, technology and production challenges, and the latest trends in educational publishing. IDPF Digital Book 2013 is for everyone in the digital publishing space — both rookies and veterans alike — so register today and get the tools you need to succeed.

IDPF Digital Book 2013 sponsors include SPi Global (Diamond), Apex CoVantage, Ingram Content Group, Monotype, OverDrive (Platinum), Aptara, Attributor, Datalogics, Zoo Digital (Gold), BookBaby, Copia, Gutenberg Technology, and INscribe Digital (Silver), Book Industry Study Group and Digital Book World (Supporting), Publishers Weekly and Good eReader (Media). Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available – contact Wendy Erman Wels at for more info.