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Following the Digital Book World Conference

January 24, 2012

I am getting an eye twitch from trying to follow all the tweets for the Digital Book World Conference (#dbw12). I've read lots of interesting tweets, and have clicked several links that I have full intentions of reading. But I'm still following the twitter stream. My brain and reading speed just can't keep up.

So this post is as much for me so I can go back and catch up on all my good intentions, as it is for you. I have not read these links, so reader beware (though they all seem to come from good sources).

First, a few quick thoughts about what I have been reading:

The buzzwords seem to be be metadata (hmmm, sounds like last year's conference, what have we learned and/or put into action?), partnerships (Bookmasters is great for this!), and power buyers.

The Romance panel stirred up a lot of blushing, but also a lot of interesting thoughts about what people expect, want, and are willing to pay for.

Now the link love:

Getting People to Pay for Content You Give Away for Free

74% of Book Buyers Have Never Bought an eBook

'Agile' publishing at Digital Book World

eBook 'Power' Buyers Buy Less Than Their Print Counterparts

Barnes and Noble to Share More Data with Publishers

Publishers Optimistic but See Hard Work Ahead in 2012, According to Survey

Print Vs. Digital - Is the eBook not a 'proper' book?

Book Business Outlook for 2012: Hard Work Ahead

Digital Book World Survey Conducted by Independent Research Firm Reveals Publishing Executives Less Optimistic About Digital Future