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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

You can always tell when a new industry niche comes into it's own or becomes so relevent to the mother industry for transitioning to the next level...It gets it's very own "non-profit trade and standards organization" to handle, and hopefully simplfy, all the new incoming industry business concepts, models, etc., created by it's very existence!

Digital publishing is one such new publishing niche that has exploded in acceptance and popularity to such a degree that it now requires some semblance of standardization to bring order to it's application across many formats and platforms over diverse electronic devices.

Enter The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) !

The following Marketwire press release will give you more insight into this trade organization with a very noble and needed mission, indeed...AND an upcoming IDPF conference in New York:

IDPF Unveils Program for Digital Book 2011 at BEA

Highly Anticipated Conference Will Be May 23-24 2011, NYC -- Platinum Sponsors to Include Ingram, OverDrive

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announced today the program outline today for Digital Book 2011 at BEA (idpf.org/digitalbook2011). The conference, held in partnership with BookExpo America (BEA), will be held May 23-24, 2011, in New York City's Javits Center, and is expected to draw global leaders in the publishing industry, technologists, marketers, retailers, supply chain management, publishers, agents, and authors. Following on the sold-out success of last year's conference, the 2011 event is expected to sell out once again, and Ingram and OverDrive have renewed their commitment as platinum event sponsors.

The longest-established executive and professional conference focused on digital publishing, IDPF Digital Book 2011 will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with trailblazers and leaders in the digital publishing industry through keynote sessions, expert panels and in-depth demonstrations. Attendees will hear from and about Adobe, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Google and others, as well as major publishers and service providers.

"This event is going to provide attendees from across the globe with a deeper understanding and insight into the accelerating digital transformation of the book publishing industry. Our featured speakers and multiple hands-on workshops are designed to equip attendees with the tools required to achieve success during this critical time of change," remarked Bill McCoy, Executive Director, IDPF.

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