What is the pulse of the publishing industry in the face of disruption brought about by new technologies and business models? How are publishers and authors changing their strategies? What are the new tools and platforms enabling new entrants, models and customers? We'll talk to our panelists, many of them Chicago based, to understand the changing landscape of publishing.
Rafiq Ahmed is a Founder and the CEO at Demibooks. The Chicago based startup provides Demibooks® Composer, the first tablet-based authoring tool for books apps on the iPad. His experience spans mobile applications & services, user-centered design and consumer electronic products. In the past he's worked at Motorola Mobility, digital agency Sapient, mobile apps startup EssTec, and management consultants PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
Peter Meyers is an author and digital book producer. He writes about and helps companies create reader-friendly digital books. Author of “Best iPad Apps," Peter’s next book is “Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience."
Pek Pongpaet is a renaissance man. An entrepreneur that combines visual design, user experience, tech and marketing skills.
Over a weekend, he and Brandon Leonardo launched Pinstagram, a mashup of Pinterest and Instagram that has since become the best way to view Instagram on the web. They've since expanded the team and launched an iPad app. Pinstagram has been featured in Wired, Forbes, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, TechCocktail, Technori and more.
Dominique Raccah is the CEO & publisher of Sourcebooks, the largest woman-owned trade book publisher in the country; producing everything from bestsellers in fiction, to number one titles in children’s books and college guides, twenty-one New York Times Bestsellers and over twenty national bestsellers. Sourcebooks’ publishing culture is one of innovation. This attitude led into pioneering a line of cutting edge, bestselling mixed-media titles (MediaFusion) and resulted in an... Read More →
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