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January 13–15, 2014, New York City: Digital Book World Conference & Expo: ”Digital Book World’s sessions strive to offer you the most practical, relevant and actionable programming on everything from eBook publishing and internet marketing to digital solutions for selling and marketing your books. While we’re still building the final program, registration is officially open.” Speakers include Brad Stone, Tim O’Reilly, Simon Lipskar, Peter McCarthy, Dominique Raccah, Mike Shatzkin, and more. (Hashtag: #DBW14)
February 13–16, 2014: San Francisco Writers Conference: “Attendees have access to more than fifty “how to” sessions, panels, and workshops. An Independent Editor consultation and Ask a Pro are included in the registration fee. Our famously popular Speed Dating for Agents is still only $50 to pitch to a room full of agents. And you will find there are plenty of one-on-one opportunities to pitch your work to well-known publishing professionals during the weekend. The Conference features large and small traditional publishing houses, but also gives attendees the latest e-publishing, social media, and self-publishing information.”
28 February, 2014: London Author Fair: “Authoright, the leading publishing and marketing consultancy, is thrilled to announce the first London Author Fair, to be held at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London, on February 28th, 2014. The London Author Fair will host over 400 authors across three floors of the private members club, for a day of radical seminars, intimate workshops, one-on-one collaborator hubs, educational films, the live PitchUp! literary agent submissions event run by LitFactor, and a lavish late-night drinks reception and networking event to close.” Pricing and ticket info to come. (Hashtag: #LAF13)
7 April, 2014, London, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster: Publishing for Digital Minds: “The perfect accelerator to LBF itself, it’s for all those serious about the future of their content businesses in the digital now. If you’re determined to stay up-to-speed with the pace of change in the industry, attendance is essential.”
10 April, 2014, London, Earls Court Conference Centre: What Works? Education Conference: “Following the success of the inaugral international education conference at LBF 2013 the programme for the second edition of What Works? is now well underway. Not a technology conference but more of an open-minded look at educational outcomes, What Works? will be a unique opportunity to debate how technology may be applied most effectively to raising educational standards in the future.”
April 16–18, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina: PubSmartCon: ”An unprecedented gathering of publishing professionals, some of the smartest on the planet. They represent today’s broad range of publishing opportunities – self publishing, traditional, small press and hybrid. This is a new kind of event that puts emerging authors and small publishers in the driver’s seat and gives them the information they need to create a customized roadmap for success.” Speakers include Hugh Howey, Jane Friedman, Rachelle Gardner, Orna Ross, Miral Sattar, Christine Munroe and many more. (Hashtag: #PubSmartCon)
July 13–18, 2014: New Haven: Leadership Strategies in Magazine and Digital Media: “The Yale Publishing Course [YPC] is designed for mid– to senior-level professionals from all over the world. Our mission is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be more effective leaders and advance their careers. YPC tackles the most important issues facing publishers in this time of ever-accelerating change….The program provides a mixture of overviews of the current and future state of the industry and in-depth explorations of specific topics in editorial content, design, marketing, circulation, advertising, finance, and management.
July 20–25, 2014: New Haven: Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing: ”Yale Publishing Course [YPC] tackles the most important issues facing publishers in this time of ever-accelerating change. The curriculum concentrates on: best practices in business and management; understanding and utilizing the latest advances in technology; implementing innovative strategies for discoverability, audience development, and brand extension; ways to increase revenue in a global economy in which print and digital publishing co-exist profitably; managing organizational change and finding new sources of revenue. Speakers confirmed include Craig Mod, Marcus Leaver, Kirsty Melville, Liisa McCloy-Kelley, and Carolyn Pittis.
Continue to watch this page for updates on conferences throughout the season.