SOURCE: International Digital Publishing Forum

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February 23, 2011 18:23 ET

IDPF Digital Book 2011 at BEA Announces Early Bird Registration

Conference Highlights Evolving eBook Industry, EPUB® Adoption and New Reading Devices

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), in partnership with BookExpo America (BEA), today announced Digital Book 2011 at BEA (idpf.org/digitalbook2011). This industry conference will take place May 23-24, in New York City's Javits Center prior to BEA. IDPF will also sponsor the Digital Zone on the BEA show floor from May 24-26.

Early bird registration ($325 non-member/$199 for IDPF members/$249 for non-profit) is now available via idpf.org/digitalbook2011. Registration includes full conference and workshop session, lunch, networking events, refreshments, and admission to the exhibits at BookExpo America on May 24-26, 2011.

"Ebooks and EPUB are now mainstream and the educational seminars at Digital Book 2011 will provide essential information for publishers, device manufacturers, and content distributors at every level," said Bill McCoy, executive director of the IDPF. "Our conference provides unique opportunities to learn about industry trends and network with global leaders in digital book industries, as the publishing world descends on New York City for BEA."

"IDPF is the central voice of the eBook community and BEA's continued partnership with IDPF Digital Book 2011 makes it easy to plan one trip for education, networking, and industry updates," said Steven Rosato, Event Director of BookExpo America (BEA). "The seminars and educational workshops at the IDPF's annual sold out event make it easier to navigate the changing industry, and provide the perfect lead-in to BEA."

The expanded 1.5 day Digital Book 2011 will provide two full educational tracks for attendees: technology & workflow and marketing and business development. Expert panels and in-depth demonstrations, technical sessions, and case studies will offer insights best practices and emerging trends. In addition, the conference will provide the first detailed coverage of new EPUB 3 capabilities that enable a new level of interactivity, rich media, and global language support in digital publications.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities for Digital Book 2011 are available; contact digitalbook2011sponsorships@idpf.org for more information.

About the International Digital Publishing Forum

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is a non-profit trade and standards organization for the digital publishing industry representing nearly 200 companies and organizations. IDPF is responsible for the EPUB open standard interchange and delivery format for digital books and publications and related technical information to promote the development and growth of the global digital publishing market. Further information about the organization, including membership information, can be obtained by visiting idpf.org. EPUB is a registered trademark of IDPF.

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