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Tuesday, September 24 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The Digital Transformation—and Now What? Book Executives Talk About the Future of Content

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For the most part, publishers are now publishing their content equally comfortably in physical and digital formats, but questions about continuing changes in the retail landscape, competition from self-publishing, challenges in discoverability, and evolving business models remain. During this moderated session, a panel
of executives will discuss the future of publishing, ongoing challenges, and what keeps them up at night.


Moderators
avatar for Tina Weiner

Tina Weiner

Director, Yale Publishing Course
Tina Christenfeld Weiner has worked in publishing for four decades, most recently as the Publishing Director of Yale University Press, one of the largest American university presses. During her tenure, she was instrumental in forging co-publishing and distribution arrangements with many art museums, both here and abroad, and in launching a wide-range of innovative publishing initiatives. Tina has been a member of the board of the American... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bronwen Hruska

Bronwen Hruska

Publisher, Soho Press
Bronwen Hruska joined Soho Press in 2008 and became publisher in 2010. Before coming to Soho, she worked as a journalist and screenwriter. Her articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Entertainment Weekly, and her TV and movie scripts have sold to Columbia Pictures, NBC and CBS, among others. Her first novel, Accelerated, was published last year by Pegasus Books.
avatar for Kirsty Melville

Kirsty Melville

President & Publisher, Book Division, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Kirsty Melville is President and Publisher of the Book Division of Andrews McMeel Publishing, a company that has helped define American popular culture by giving voice to the storytellers of our age. Along with its sister divisions, Universal Uclick and AMUSE, this quiet Kansas City company has discovered, nurtured, and distributed some of the most noteworthy creative talents of our time through a variety of comic features... Read More →
avatar for Susan Weinberg

Susan Weinberg

Group Publisher for Basic Books, Nation Books & PublicAffairs, Perseus Books
Susan Weinberg joined PublicAffairs as Publisher in 2005. Under Susan’s leadership PublicAffairs had two #1 New York Times Bestsellers with Scott McClellan’s What Happened and Participant Media’s Waiting for Superman. Awards winners during her tenure include: Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo’s Poor Economics, winner of the FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year; Mara Hvistendahl’s Unnatural Selection, a... Read More →


Tuesday September 24, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor