Digital Book World 2019 – the Hotbed of Global Publishing Trends


One of the most anticipated publishing industry events of the year, Digital Book World 2019 is just around the corner. This year DBW takes place September 10-12 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. DBW is a gathering of publishing communities from across the world where nearly 1000 executives and leaders from trade publishing, scholarly publishing, independent publishing, educational publishing, corporate publishing, and all of the technology companies that serve them, come together to share, learn and network.

DBW is distinct from many other conferences, the event is known for lending different insights on publishing trends every year, and a trendsetter in the industry for the next 6-12 months. It’s a place where you can listen to valuable talks from industry leaders representing organizations which are currently changing the facet of publishing. This year Lisa Lucas, one of publishing’s dynamic young leaders and the executive director of the National Book Foundation, is providing the keynote. DBW is also a place to get first hand information about new products and services, new tools and ecosystems, new revenue streams, new ways of thinking, and a new sense of community.

Some of the big names we will hear from at DBW 2019 are…

National Book Foundation, Audible, Penguin Random House, The US Copyright Office, LSC Communications, Foreword Reviews, Dolly Parton’s, Amazon’s Alexa team, The Motovun Group, The University of Michigan, Mike Shatzkin, BISG, Microsoft, Hachette, Kickstarter, The Fisher Company, The DAISY Consortium, Firebrand, Capstone, Talaera, Simon & Schuster, Southwest Airlines, The House of Anansi Press, Human eSources, Innovation and Tech Today, Scenarex, Orna Ross and ALLi, The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, Books + Publishing, FutureProof Content, Novel Effect, Vearsa, Readerbound, Earplay, Dosdoce, Klopotek, Simon Fraser University, The Writer, Overdrive, Books International, Macmillan, and many, many more.

The DBW Awards will be distributed at a reception programme on  Tuesday, September 10, after the day’s program concludes. The reception will also see Mike Shatzkin’s inducted into the Publishing Hall of Fame, and the Celebrity Roast of BISG’s Brian O’Leary. The DBW Reception is included complimentary with full conference registration. Alternatively, a limited number of passes are available here.

Impelsys, as every year will exhibit at DBW 2019. Stationed at  booth #302 this year we present to you our flagship publishing platform, iPC Scholar. The platform for publishing and elearning solutions is leveraged by over 200 publishers and associations across the world in steering their digital expansion. Impelsys helps all types of publishers and enterprises to upgrade to cutting edge technologies – to fully leverage the power of digital publishing platforms. Register here for a free demo of iPC Scholar at DBW 2019.

Digital Book World is one rare event where you get to see things differently and you meet really important people. This year we are looking forward to meeting a lot of people and we are excited about it, hope to see you in Nashville very soon…