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Take note of the following sessions in and around BEA involving Ingram staff:
IBPA 27th Annual Publishing University
IDPF Digital Book 2011
Publishers Launch BEA
IDPF Digital Book Zone


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IBPA 27th Annual Publishing University
Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, Jacob K. Javits Center
IBPA’s 27th Publishing University, held in New York City prior to BEA, is the only conference that brings you the “how-to’s” of the industry from p-book to e-book and beyond.
De-mystifying Digital Printing
May 23, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Featuring Larry Brewster, Sr. Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Print is very much alive and publishers have more choices than ever as to how to put ink on paper. Learn cost-effective options for printing one at a time or hundreds at a time and leave with creative and economical solutions that Gutenberg never dreamed of.

Unlocking your Future: Paths to Success in a Changing World
May 23, Keynote Luncheon
Skip Prichard, President & CEO

The book industry is changing rapidly. Change brings success and opportunity to some, transformation and consolidation to others, and failure to those who get left behind—there is no fundamental right to survive. To thrive during these times of transformation in publishing and adapt to the relentless changes in technology and consumer behavior, publishers must embrace the new and rethink the old to help shape the industry and the future of the book. Mr. Prichard’s perspective as the leader of Ingram Content Group, which sits at a crucial intersection between publishers, retailers, and libraries, offers a unique view of the future of books and publishing and the already proven business models that are helping publishers connect content to opportunity.

Do you need a Distributor or Wholesaler?
May 23, 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Moderated by Nancy Stewart, Lead Buyer
Featuring Craig Pollock, Sr. Manager, Supplier Services
In this era of direct-to-consumer, how can a distributor or wholesaler help you sell more books-or can they? Do you need a distributor or wholesaler for e-books-or do you need one at all? Get the answer to these questions and more in this informative session that will help you sort out your options and determine the best alternative for you.

Speed-Dating Your Distributor
May 23, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Featuring Craig Pollock, Sr. Manager, Supplier Services
Featuring Leah Rex, Acquisitions Director, Ingram Publisher Services
You’ve heard of speed-dating on the personal side—well, here is speed-dating for your professional side. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to size up the top book distributors. Attendees will be divided into small groups, each meeting with a different distributor for 12 minutes to hear about each company and ask questions. A bell will sound, and the groups will move to the next distributor, until each has been seen by every attendee.
IDPF Digital Book 2011
Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, Jacob K. Javits Center
IDPF Digital Book 2011 will be a one-and-a-half day educational conference that gives attendees the opportunity to network with global leaders in digital publishing business and technology. Learn about the latest trends in the digital publishing industry through expert panels and in-depth demonstrations and case studies. Included are workshops on the EPUB standard including the new EPUB 3 revision, eBook production, workflow, and best practices.
Distribution Update
May 24, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Featuring Andrew Weinstein, VP & GM, Business Development, Digital Retail Solutions
Hear about and from the aggregators and solutions providers enabling distribution of e-books In North America and globally, with a focus on how you can maximize discovery and reach scalably and efficiently.
Publishers Launch BEA
Wednesday, May 25, Jacob K. Javits Center
Publishers Launch is the first-ever all-day BEA event specifically addressing the educational needs of high-level international visitors and those who do business with them. It’s also directed at those who want to exploit one of the deep pockets of digital growth: global ebook sales.
The Developing Global Digital Infrastructure
9:55 – 10:30 a.m.
Featuring Andrew Weinstein, VP & GM, Business Development, Digital Retail Solutions
This panel will discuss plans and rollouts from Ingram, Kobo, Google, and OverDrive, the threat of English in the homes of other languages, and the emerging opportunities for local retailers to sell English-language titles.

IDPF Digital Book Zone
Wednesday, May 25, Jacob K. Javits Center
The IDPF Digital Book Zone at BEA will showcase products and services to thousands of publishers, booksellers, digital distributors, device manufacturers, software, and technology companies from around the world.
VitalSource E-textbooks – Ready for EPUB3
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Rick Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, VitalSource Technologies Inc.
VitalSource Technologies, the preferred and most used e-textbook and content delivery platform, is on board to fully adopt EPUB3 – the next major revision of the IDPF standard. With over 1.6 million users, Ingram’s VitalSource will be introducing a native reader for the format that will provide the relevant solutions publishers, academic institutions and students need in the fast growing e-textbook market. In this session Rick Johnson, VitalSource Chief Technology Officer, will touch on MathML, media, multi-lingual, and accessibility support for e-textbook content – current areas of focus in the e-textbook space for institutions worldwide.


iDoLVine is about bringing the fan and idol closer together. With social media, news, forums — our grapevine — videos, events, we’re bringing our role models into our lives.

Ingram is hosting a series of author signings and the first demonstrations of iDoLVine’s e-book autograph experience at BEA in our booth. On May 24 and 25, authors Margaret Atwood, Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, Mark Jeffrey, Erica Jong, Peter Meyers, Gena Showalter, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Svetlana Chmakova will sign e-books with LiveSign™.

Representatives from iDoLVine will be at each event to answer questions about its online remote digital signing technology and how it can benefit the publishers, booksellers, and authors.

In-booth Presentations
Tuesday, May 24

Time Demo
9 a.m. iDoLVine/Peter Meyers
10 a.m. iDoLVine/Mark Jeffrey
11 a.m. Gift & Game—Mary MCCarthy
12 p.m. iDoLVine/Margaret Atwood
2 p.m. iDoLVine/Gena Showalter
3 p.m. VitalSource
4 p.m. iDoLVine/Bryan/Svetlana
Wednesday, May 25

Time Demo
10 a.m. iDoLVine/Neil Gaiman
11 a.m. Gift & Game—Mary MCCarthy
12 p.m. iDoLVine/Margaret Atwood
2 p.m. iDoLVine/Michael Chabon
4 p.m. iDoLVine/Erica Jong
Thursday, May 26

Time Demo
10 a.m. Gift & Game—Mary MCCarthy
In the News
Ingram and iDoLVine™ to demo cutting-edge book signing technology with 9 bestselling authors at BEA
Library Journal Day of Dialog
ABA Day of Education
BEA VIP Lounge

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