Dbw 2012 – Digital Book World – Conference & Expo
January 23-25, 2012
Sheraton Hotel & Towers
New York, NY
Children’s Publishing Goes Digital
Presented by Publisher’s Launch Conference
The takeoff of tablets and the rapid increase of smart phones provide incredible opportunities for digital children’s books, interactive ebooks, apps, educational products and online communities to jump into the market. These products are vastly different from both the maturing adult ebook market and traditional children’s board books and chapter books.
A flood of new contenders are reinventing and supplementing children’s publishing, from classic illustrated story books all the way up through middle school and YA. Children’s Publishing Goes Digital looks closely at this disruption, how the marketplace for children’s content will change in the coming year, and what publishers need to know about this new source of content, games, animation and interactive material. This will be the first of a series of events created by Publishers Launch Conferences, in conjunction with Lorraine Shanley of Market Partners, to address digital publishing strategies for children’s book professionals.
Emiliano Abramzon, Director of Business Development at Panarea Digital, spoke at the recent Digital Book World: Children’s Publishing Goes Digital conference. His session was entitled “Education Meets Digital.”
Emiliano is responsible for driving new partnerships, and also responsible for all of Panarea’s mobile product offerings (www.nearpod.com). Emi has over 15 years of experience in the technology and software development industry.
Education Meets Digital
With the interactive capabilities of ebooks and apps, how are publishers and developers creating new opportunities for education? What new innovations are emerging in the edutainment market, and how are they accommodating new technologies as they develop their products? What type of interaction is most effective to capture and maintain the interest of their target audience, and how do new apps and ebooks grow with their readers? Developers explore these questions as they talk about new systems and products that are combining the classroom with technology.
Neal Goff, President, Egremont Associates, LLC, and President, Board of Directors, Association of Educational Publishers
Emiliano Abramzon, USA Country Manager & Partner, Panarea Digital
Todd R. Brekhus, President, Capstone Digital Solutions
Ilene Rosenthal, CEO, Footsteps 2 Brilliance