Registrations are now open for the most anticipated publishing event of the year, Digital Book World 2019, which is scheduled from 10-12 September 2019 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. Pre-conference workshops will be available for all paid attendees, and is scheduled for 9 September 2019 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Registrations before 31 December 2018 will have the advantage of super early bird savings.
Tickets to Digital Book World 2019, along with discounted rooms within the DBW 2019 room block at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, are limited in number. The hotel is a flagship one for the city of Nashville, located less than 2 miles from downtown and right across the street from Vanderbilt University, in the heart of Midtown.
For the full-time employee of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (or the international equivalent), there is 40% discount and the discount code is NONPROFIT2019. Documentation proving the employment with said non-profit as well as documentation of the organization’s non-profit status will be required upon arriving at Digital Book World 2019. Employees of local, state, or federal government located within the United States or US territories can also use this code to save 40%.
For the full-time educator or full-time student at an accredited academic institution within the US or abroad, discount is 60% on the pass and the discount code is EDUCATOR2019 or STUDENT2019. Librarians, or full-time or part-time staff of libraries, may also use these discount codes to save 60%. Documentation proving the employment or enrollment with said academic institution will be required upon arriving.
2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India
Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and
multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.
The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry.
While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately
their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book
printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.
The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.
Ultimately digital print and other digital channels 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. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.
Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.
Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.