On January 27, 2010, Steve Jobs held up an iPad for the first time, and a global audience held its collective breath. One segment of that audience were publishing professionals gathered in a New York City hotel. The timing couldn’t have been better: something called a “Digital Book World” was neither speculative, nor about the future; it was now very real, and very much about the present.
After that auspicious inauguration in 2010, Digital Book World (DBW) has expanded from an annual conference to a year-round community, focusing on educational and networking resources and events for consumer publishing professionals and their partners, including agents, booksellers and technology vendors. DBW’s new editorial director, Jeremy Greenfield joins CCC’s Chris Kenneally to talk about new directions and a new vision for the site.