The Book Expo America (31 May to 2 June 2017) in New York offers an excellent opportunity to meet with publishing software vendors and learn about new applications the book publishing software.
Above the Treeline – Booth 460
We’re the company behind Edelweiss, the online catalog system and digital galley platform
Firebrand Technologies – Booth 2015
Firebrand Technologies is a software and technology service company for the book publishing industry. We help publishers manage their internal workflows, digital distribution, and marketing efforts. Our community-focused approach gives our clients more than just tools and support, it helps create an atmosphere for innovation and product success.
Klopotek – Booth 412
Klopotek is the software provider trusted by over 375 publishers and is the most comprehensive, integrated standard enterprise software system. Klopotek’s new STREAM applications allow for user interaction across computers and portable devices. Klopotek STREAM delivers the power of Klopotek solutions wherever you are and whenever you need them.
Media Services Group – Booth 677
Media Services Group, developers of the well-known publishing systems Elan Book and The Cat’s Pajamas, has been providing solutions to publishers since 1985. E-commerce/digital strategy; product lifecycle management; rights & royalties; CRM; inventory and warehouse; order fulfillment; subscriptions; accounting and much more.
Metacomet Systems – Booth 2221
MetaComet Systems is the creator of the acclaimed RoyaltyTracker.com as well as the recently launched AuthorPortal.com. Cut costs, save time, reduce risk and improve author relationships with our state-of-the-art tools and expertise.
PubMatch – Booth 1751B
PubMatch is a complete rights system with three focuses: title and rights management, international networking, and rights buying and selling. PubMatch is the perfect solution for companies of all sizes who are interested in finding partners around the world. Create a free profile at www.pubmatch.com
Trilogy North America – Booth 968
Trilogy Enterprise Systems provides a full range of software and services to meet the complex demands of the publishing and related book industries. Modules include rights, royalties, production, order entry, title management, EDI, distribution and integrated WMS and dynamics GP.
We are now offering hosted EDI. Please contact us for a quote.
Virtusales – Booth 2588
Virtusales is dedicated to software development, and implementation for the book publishing industry, primarily in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe. Virtusales works with some of the world’s leading publishers including Hachette, Penguin Random House, Pearson Education, Pan Macmillan and Harvard University Press.
Selected Conference Sessions
Wednesday, May 31st
Consumer Centric Data: The New Currency of Publishing
When: 5/31/2017 – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Room 1E12/1E13/1E14
Join top consumer data experts with both domestic and international insights that will direct publishers in new ways to reach the target audience. The consumer is making the decisions, and publishers and marketers and other industry experts need to ensure that they have the right information and are engaging with the reader who is making the purchase. As the industry transforms, publishers need to ensure that they have the data, have the insights and are setting the plans that will allow them to engage with the consumer.
Listen in and engage with NPD, Nielsen, BookBub, OverDrive, Inc, the Audio Publishers Association, ReedPop and others all moderated by Porter Anderson, Publishing Perspectives.
When: 5/31/2017 – 9:30 AM to 10:20AM
Where: Room 1E11
Publishers – now is a great time to make the move to Edelweiss. Find out why Edelweiss has become the industry standard platform for showcasing your titles for buyers, librarians, and media. With the new modern and speedy version, Edelweiss+, it’s the perfect time to take a first, or second look at how Edelweiss can increase business, and help you work better and read more.
- We’ll show you Edelweiss+ and how it will give your customers more reasons than ever to come and spend time in the Edelweiss+ system discovering your titles and sharing the excitement about your new books.
- Find out how Edelweiss can help you reach more booksellers, librarians, and reviewers with less effort.
- You’ll learn how you can use Edelweiss to share information and gather orders, regardless of who your customers are and whether they are aware of the many benefits of Edelweiss.
The Future of Publishing: Building New Opportunities for Growth and Profitability
When: 5/31/2017 – 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Room 1E07/08
The future of publishing is here now!!!!! Join industry leaders and experts as they share insight and opportunities into ways to build new business relationships and expand outreach to readers. The topics will range from emerging markets, untapped markets that publishers can pursue for fans and readers, new technology that will have wide impact as well as examining the readers of tomorrow that will require new marketing and promotion efforts. Listen in as the experts offer data and trends that are impacting some authors and publishers, and missed by others. Participate in a new app demo and get some surprising truths about the book industry that will guide you in making profitable new business decisions.
Integrated Management Of Rights Assets In The Global Marketplace
When: 5/31/2017 – 2:000 PM to 2:50PM
Where: Room 1E10
The established trade of rights and licenses for books ideally offers a golden key to publishers for exploiting their assets beyond the limitations of their domestic core market. However, the possible gain comes with a challenge: Trading with ever more business partners, across territories, cultures and legal systems, with an increasing complexity of formats and channels, turns into a serious management challenge.
The more possibilities to connect emerge, the more difficult it becomes to effectively control, steer, and monetize a publisher’s assets. At this point exactly, integrated rights management solutions come into play. One the one side, they allow publishers within their enterprise to well organize, and manage their assets, to be ready for the trade. On the other end, rights trading platforms allow to more efficiently identify business partners abroad, and to engage in safe ways.
This seminar will present leading solution providers for integrating rights management solutions in publishers’ process management systems. Attendants will learn how selling rights and licenses internationally extend a publishers’ value chain. Detailed case studies will teach attendants how to better leverage their intellectual property.
Thursday, June 1
Case Studies in eBook Metadata
When: 6/1/2017 – 9:30 AM to 10:50AM
Where: Room 1E07/1E08
Learn from the successes and mistakes of others about ebook metadata. In this advanced workshop, speakers will demonstrate the effects of high quality ebook metadata through case studies. You will also learn from the mistakes of others’ metadata shortcomings. In total, you will learn best practices and their implications. This workshop will offer publishers many tips on ways to better manage metadata for stronger discovery within ebook library platforms, online retailers, and dedicated ereader stores.
Session Take Aways:
- Best practices for ebook metadata
- Sales implications of highly effective metadata and poorly formed metadata
- Knowledge of the varying types of sales channels and their customer metadata needs
Results Driven eBook Marketing: How to Reach and Capture Digital Readers
When: 6/1/2017 – 9:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Where: Room 1E10
When it comes to marketing, ebooks have distinct advantages over their print counterparts, as new tools emerge to increase buzz, discussion, and sales. As the digital marketing landscape changes, publishers must keep up. Join Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing at Goodreads, as he introduces the powerful methods publishers can use to promote their ebooks, and drive broader discovery of their titles. The presentation will include real-life examples of successful ebook discovery tactics. Be sure to be ready to take notes – there will be a lot of ideas to capture!
Session Take Aways:
- What makes marketing an ebook different than a print book
- Different tools and methods of marketing an ebook on Goodreads
- Examples of what has worked with other publishers, including examples of successful marketing tactics
Using BookBub to Sell Books: Best Practices for Publishers
When: 6/1/2017 – 2:30 PM to 3:20PM
In this session, BookBub will provide an overview and best practices for publishers looking to utilize its marketing tools to sell books. With an audience of over 10 million readers, BookBub is one of the industry’s leading direct-to-consumer marketing services. Publishers who attend this session will leave knowing how to maximize the value of BookBub’s various offerings to boost sales of backlist titles, grow an author’s fan base, and launch a new release.
- A comprehensive overview of BookBub’s available marketing tools for publishers
- How to most effectively use BookBub’s services to market your books
- Actionable advice for direct-to-consumer online marketing strategies