Jen’s session is Saturday, Nov. 9—mark your calendars! More on her session:
Can Physical Trump Digital? Object Value in an Electronic Age
As digital technologies evolve, there’s no question that certain changes are not necessarily good or bad, but instead inevitable. Electronic devices will easily trounce printed matter in the competition for displaying type-only books. Publishers are in the process of transitioning to digital for most trade books, but are there any publications that can sustain their object value in physical, printed form? Contextualized in the history of technological innovation, Jen Bilik will characterize her company’s successful approach to creating gift books and other printed products rich in editorial content, always asking the question, “Is this better in digital or physical form?”
If you’re already going, don’t miss the PubWest award winners, including our Inconsequential Dilemmas book, which will be on display. The PubWest 2013 Conference is Nov. 7 through Nov. 9. Visit www.pubwest.org/conference for more details and to register.
UPDATE 12/18/13: Beyond the Book, a podcast on the publishing industry, recorded Jen’s entire session here. Tune in!