Sunday, March 14, 2010

Find Win-Win Opportunities for Publishing Innovation at Digital Publishing Asia Pacific 2010

Traditional publishing industry is experiencing a new surge of digitization after completing the evolution from "type and fire" to "laser and electronics." Building from the basis of the traditional publishing industry, and employing the strength of the advantage of modern high-tech information technology, digital publishing has entered a stage of rapid development by virtue of the vigorous support of the government as well as active promotion by enterprises within the industry.

Since digital publishing has been widely recognized as the direction of future development in the publishing industry, the question is no longer, "To do or not to do?" but rather, "How do we do this?" The Chinese government also attaches great importance to the digital publishing industry. The Chinese digital publishing industry had a registered output of RMB53 billion at the end of 2008, a year-on-year increase of 46.42%. China Telecom, which boasted 513.5 million subscribers as of the end of October 2009, already offers e-readers in China and sells e-books on its Mobile Market online store. Presently, the number of individual e-reading terminals in China exceeds 0.18 billion, and the population of phone netizens has reached 50 million.

Digital Publishing Asia Pacific 2010 will be held from June 9th to 10th, 2010. It is specially designed for publishers and distributors, software and hardware companies, telecommunications companies, digital retailers and other leaders in the digital publishing industry. It examines, explores and debates the hot-button issues facing the publishing and telecommunications industries in today's digital media world. It provides you with a golden opportunity to meet the top-level policy-makers and executives, and to truly understand the current developmental and strategic direction of the publishing industry from viewpoints across the world. Also, it presents the rare chance to meet digital media gurus to discuss cutting-edge innovations and exciting business ventures.

About 20 industry professionals have committed to deliver speeches at this event, including Nie Zhenning, President of China Publishing Group; Dev Ganesan, President and CEO of Aptara; Maurice Kwong, Managing Director of Springer Asia; Shasha Chang, CEO of Wolters Kluwer China; Tang Chao, President of Dragonsource Group; Mikio Amaya, President of Papyless Co., Ltd.; Zhao Ge, CEO of Beijing Founder Network and Beijing Founder Apabi; Shinya Nozaki, President of Celsys, Inc.; Richard Wan, CEO of E-Book Systems Asia; and Jo Lusby, Managing Director of Penguin North Asia.

Digital Publishing Asia Pacific 2010 highlight trends and predictions for 2011 and examines the key areas that are getting venture capitalists fired up for the year ahead. The conference will also explore the forces driving commercial success in digital media; whether paid content can be made to work; monetizing video and mobile content; and the best routes to maximize sales. As such, the conference is of particular interest to those working in such areas as: publishing, distribution, retailing, digital hardware and software, telecommunication, digital solutions, digital media and other leaders of the digital publishing industry.

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