Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought after print and online content, from books, journals and newspapers to blogs and images. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides international licensing expertise to organizations around the world in an effort to simplify licensing and support the intellectual property rights of content creators.
David Houle is considered one of the pre-eminent futurists in the world today. He is the author of The Shift Age, Shift Ed (with Jeff Cobb), The New Health Age (with Jonathan Fleece), and most recently, Entering the Shift Age, which he developed and published using an Agile Publishing Model with Sourcebooks, Inc.
Digital Book World is the only conference of its kind, specifically for trade publishers. Other conferences focus on new technologies as they relate to content creation, but only Digital Book World speaks directly to trade publishers—addressing their immediate needs and future goals to not only survive, but thrive in the changing world of book publishing.
Digital Book World is owned and operated by F+W Media, Inc., a leading multimedia company. For nearly a century F+W has provided information and inspiration for core enthusiast communities, including writing, art, graphic design, outdoors, antiques & collectibles, woodworking, among others.
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a major US trade publisher, owned by Hachette Livre/Lagardère,based in France. HBG publishes approximately 650 adult books, 125 young adult and children’s books, and 100 audio book titles each year. In addition to selling and distributing its own imprints, HBG provides a wide range of custom services to third party publishers, such as distribution, fulfillment, digital and sales services.
Ingram Content Group Inc. is the world’s largest distributor of physical and digital content. Ingram provides books, music and media content to over 38,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 25,000 publishers use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital solutions and programs, including distribution, logistics, ebook, printing, and e-commerce services.
Founded in 2001, JANA Partners LLC is a value-oriented investment advisor specializing in event-driven investing exclusively for qualified investors.
Morris Communications is a leader in media with high-quality brands that provide community, news, information, advertising, entertainment and related content through diverse digital channels and distribution outlets. The Morris book publishing division, The Globe Pequot Press in Guilford, Conn., is a leading publisher and distributor of outdoor recreation, lifestyle and leisure titles.
This ongoing series of conferences addresses the urgent needs and business concerns of trade book publishing professionals around the world and regularly features leading publishing industry influencers, thinkers, and executives.
Established in London in 1976, Quarto has grown substantially, both organically and through selective acquisitions around the world. Each year Quarto publishes 600 new illustrated books for adults and children, to be sold in 35 countries and in 25 languages. Subjects range from Art and Craft ‘How to’, Graphic Design, and Home Improvement, to Cookbooks, Motoring, and Popular Reference.
Recorded Books is an independent publisher and distributor of unabridged audiobooks on cassettes and CDs. Recorded Books is a division of Haights Cross Communications, a premier educational and professional publisher dedicated to creating the finest books, audio products, periodicals, software and online services, serving the following markets: K-12 supplemental education, public and school library publishing, audiobooks, and legal and medical publishing.
Helmed by angel investor Linda Holliday, Semi-Linear is the developer of the new digital reading platform Citia. In an effort to make reading more visual, more social, and more efficient, Citia reorganizes books onto virtual index cards — each one a custom showcase for a discrete point. These “idea cards” live in a 3D interface, freeing the ebook from its paginated, linear constraints and enabling readers to easily explore new concepts. Designed for the touchscreen, the cards can be emailed, tweeted, or posted to Facebook.
Citia currently has partnerships with major publishers including Penguin, HarperCollins, Hachette, O’Reilly, and Perseus.
Transnational Business Solutions are a business and knowledge process re-engineering company, providing onshore / offshore outsourcing solutions to clients in the financial services, publishing, multimedia, healthcare and leadership training and development industries.
For the publishing sector, Transnational provides high quality end-to-end prepress solutions for the entire production flow, from design execution to release-for-print for both traditional and digital print. Transnational’s Electronic Pre-press Services group works closely with printers, publishing houses, service bureaus, and data centers to create long-term value through an onsite/offshore delivery platform.
Wawa Inc. is a chain of convenience store/gas stations with nearly 600 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida. The family-run and largely employee-owned business is celebrating 50 years in business in 2014.
West Broadway Distribution Services, LLC (WBDS) supplies specialty retailers with a comprehensive and well-managed book inventory. WBDS’s innovative software system enables them to test titles, to maximize title rotation, to minimize returns and to produce the greatest yield per square foot, delivering more sales for both retailer and publisher.
SoHo Publishing is an established leader in the craft magazine and book publishing arena. SoHo creates and publishes the most widely known and respected magazine titles in the knitting, crochet and handicraft industry. They partner with some of the most recognizable names in the craft and fashion industry to produce customized magazines and books. Originally created as a division of the Butterick Pattern Company, SoHo has been an independent, full-service publishing company since 2001.