SOURCE: International Digital Publishing Forum

March 21, 2006 08:45 ET

Mobile and Connected Conference Brings Together Digital Book and Online Market Leaders

The Stakes Are High as Publishers, Search Engines and Portable Device Manufacturers Seek to Create the "iPod and iTunes for Books"

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2006 -- As Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Amazon race to digitize the books of the world, a similar race is underway by wireless device, reading technology and publishing software companies. With billions of publishing dollars at stake, which mobile devices, business models and technologies will emerge to create the platform of choice for the digital book generation? At the International Digital Publishing Forum's Connected & Mobile 2006 Conference on Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 in New York City, dozens of presenters and hands-on demonstrations will seek to provide the formula for success.

The International Digital Publishing Forum (www.idpf.org) is hosting this one-day event in midtown Manhattan at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium as part of its acclaimed educational events. In prior years, the sold-out events have brought together leading publishing, technology, business and government leaders to provide case studies and technical briefings on recent developments in the digital publishing markets.

"This year's conference will bring together in one auditorium Sony, Adobe, Amazon and dozens of the digital publishing elite as the age of electronic paper and digital access to the book quickly comes upon us," stated Nicholas Bogaty, Executive Director of the International Digital Publishing Forum. "The leading publishing houses and technology companies will be demonstrating how their digital delivery methods and business will capture the exploding market of connected and mobile readers," he added.

Initial sponsors of the conference include Adobe Systems, Inc.; eReader.com; Greenpoint Technology Services, Inc; LiveInk and OverDrive, Inc. Further details and registration to the conference can be found at www.idpf.org/mobile. Please note that for the past two years this conference has been sold out at least three weeks in advance. Registrations and exhibit and sponsorship opportunities will be given on a first registered basis. A full conference agenda, confirmed speakers, registration and exhibit opportunities can also be found on the conference website at www.idpf.org/mobile.

About the International Digital Publishing Forum

Connected & Mobile: 2006 is presented by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), formerly the Open eBook Forum (OeBF), the trade and standards association for the digital publishing industry. Further information about the organization and industry, including membership information, can be obtained by visiting www.idpf.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Nick Bogaty
    Executive Director
    International Digital Publishing Forum
    212-924-9081
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