Twitter is – for a recession year, this show is getting quite a bit of attention!It will be a smaller convention than even the LA show last year (where attendance was down). But the conference sessions promise to be wonderful and timely. Some highlights:
- 9:30-10:30 – Brian O’Leary talks about the piracy project he’s doing with O’Reilly Media.
- 10:30-11:30 – James Howitt runs through some pretty incredible statistics being gathered through Bowker’s PubTrack Consumer program.
- 11:00-12:00 – Mike Shatzkin, noted futurist, talks about the rise of community and how publishers can sell their books in a community-centric world.
- 12:30-1:30 – Michael Smith of IDPF moderates a panel on distributing digital books and audio.
- 2:00-3:00 – Brian O’Leary, Mike Shatzkin and I talk about XML for editors.
- 2:30-3:30 – Richard Nash discusses the new curation in "The Concierge and the Bouncer".
- 9:30-10:30 – Michael Healy discusses POD for Dummies.
- 9:30-10:30 – Google Book Search talks about libraries.
- 10:30-11:30 – CreateSpace talks about self-publishing and Amazon.
- 3:30-4:30 – BISG presents Book Industry Trends 2009
- 3:45-5:00 – Alternative Sources of Income for Authors in a Digital World
- 9:30-10:30 – Librarian as Digital Diva
- 10:30-11:30 – Uncovering the Potential of Library Sales
- 11:00-12:00 – Book Reviews 2010: What Will They Look Like?
- 2:00-3:00 – Book Bloggers: Today’s Buzz Builders (pretty much answers the 11:00 question, doesn’t it?)
- 3:30-4:30 – GBS Partner Program
- 9:00-10:00 – Metacomet Roundtable on Rights, Google, and "Chunking"
- 11:00-12:00 - Metacomet Roundtable on Rights, Google, and "Chunking"