Walt Mossberg to keynote Digital Book World 2018

164
Digital Book World
Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg, the legendary tech journalist whose career embodies the intersection of publishing and technology, will keynote Digital Book World 2018 on the morning of 2nd October 2018. His talk will kick off the longstanding and influential event, which provides thought leadership, best practices, and the gathering of community for the wide world of publishing.

“There simply is no one better equipped to deliver the message the publishing industry needs to hear today,” remarked Score Publishing CEO Bradley Metrock. “Publishing needs technology, technology needs publishing, and Walt Mossberg’s legendary career was built on the successful combination of both over a sustained period of time.”

Mossberg is widely credited with pioneering the modern, consumer-focused technology review and commentary. He is in the process of writing a book, about the combination of breakthrough technology and the people who brought it to us, which will capstone his career. This book will be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2019. “Humankind relies on storytelling, and technology and publishing now work together to deliver it,” Mossberg commented. “I am very much looking forward to discussing this at Digital Book World.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

It is the right time to support our high-impact reporting and authoritative and technical information with some of the best correspondents in the industry. Readers can power Indian Printer and Publisher’s balanced industry journalism and help sustain us by subscribing.

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here