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IDPF meeting in may

Bill McCoy has assembled a mouth-watering schedule of the International Digital Publishing Forum IDPF meeting on 23-24 May during Book Expo in New York. registration info and full program at
The program includes a special keynote from multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning best-selling science-fiction authors Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear, who will discuss their experience with The Mongoliad, a ground-breaking project in direct-to-consumer and community-augmented online serial publishing.
Confirmed speakers and session topics include:
“The Year of the eBook” – Abe Murray, Google; Yoshinobu Noma, Kodansha
“Publishers Roundtable” – Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks; Richard Nash, Cursor/Red Lemonade (formerly of Soft Skull Press)
“Special Keynote: The Mongoliad, Year One – a ground-breaking investigation into the future of publishing” – Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear, Subutai Corporation
“Creating Highly Accessible Interactive Content” – Liza Daly, Threepress Consulting
“International Market Opportunities” – Cristina Mussinelli, Italian Publishers Association;
Ronald Schild, MVB Marketing/German Book Publishers Association
“EPUB 3 First Look” – Bill McCoy, International Digital Publishing Forum
“Update on eReading Devices & Apps” – Mary Tripsas, Harvard Business School; Allen Weiner, Gartner; Mitch Weisberg, Sawyer Business School
“Transforming the Business of Publishing”- Lisa McCloy-Kelley, Random House; Ken Brooks, Cengage Learning; Bob Young,
“Breakthrough Business Models” – Theresa Horner, Barnes and Noble; Justo Hidalgo, 24symbols; TJ Waters, Autography
“Metadata Boot Camp” – Bill Kasdorf, Apex; Mark Bide, Editeur; Beat Barian, Bowker
“Lending of Digital Books” – Peter Brantley, Internet Archive, Erica Lazzaro, OverDrive
“Wrangling the Backlist” – Jonathan Hevenstone and Herve Essa, Jouve Group; Sririam Panchanathan, Aptara
“The Future of Digital Reading and the Business of Digital Publishing” – Masaaki Hagino, Voyager Japan, Inc.; Brad Inman, Vook; Peter Balis, John Wiley
“eBook Production Jumpstart” – Josh Tallent, eBook Architects
“Distribution Update” – Andrew Weinstein, Ingram; Bob Nelson, Baker & Taylor
“The Future of EPUB” – George Conboy, Google; Markus Gylling, DAISY Consortium
“Book Industry Study Group Consumer Research Findings” – Steve Paxhia, Beacon Hill Strategic Services
“Social/Direct Marketing: Case Studies from Publishers and Authors” – Malle Vallik, Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd; Sol Rosenberg, Copia
IDPF Digital Book 2011 is being sponsored by industry giants like Adobe, Aptara, Baker and Taylor, Book Business, Ingram, Innodata Isogen, OverDrive, LibreDigital, MeeGenius, Publishers Weekly and SPi Global.