E Ink, Eastman Kodak, xerox PARC, Random House and The American Association Of Publishers Will Debate Their Strategies at the TextOneZero Digital Book Conference

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from TextOneZero

    NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading executives of new display
 technologies, book publishing and libraries will convene in Brooklyn on
 May 22-23 2001 for the most significant digital book strategic forum since the
 advent of the industry.
     TextOneZero (http://www.textonezero.com/events/ny.asp) has brought
 together seventy principal figures of the digital book industry including
 Jim Iuliano (President and CEO, E Ink), Patricia Schroeder (President and CEO,
 The Association of American Publishers), Benoit Muller (Secretary General, The
 International Publishers Association), Leslie G. Polgar (President and General
 Manager, Kodak Display, Eastman Kodak Company), Mary Beth Roche (VP and
 Publishing Director, Random House Audible), Rich Gold (Manager, RED [Research
 in Experimental Documents], xerox PARC) and Carrie Kania (Associate Publisher,
 Harper Audio) to discuss their digital book strategies in a period of intense
 change.
     "A key focus at this event will be the emerging flexible display
 technologies and the enormous impact they will have on the book industry.
 Innovations such as electronic paper and organic light-emitting diode displays
 are set to revolutionize almost every aspect of the book industry, from the
 way books are written to how they are monetized," states Christian Braun of
 TextOneZero.
     The plight of the post-Napster music industry serves as a stark warning to
 the book industry, and on the "Music Industry Experience" panel this issue
 will be rigorously scrutinized.  Alexander Bard (Co-Founder, Stockholm
 Records; CEO, Bullgod Entertainment and Member, 'Army Of Lovers') predicts,
 "As always, the music industry had to take the first shocks of a new
 technology, since a new technology is always first applicable on the
 production and distribution of music.  The text industry, formerly known --
 but soon to be forgotten -- as the publishing industry, should take careful
 and quick note."
     Bard, who will be joined by Richard Gottehrer (Chairman and CEO, The
 Orchard) and senior executives from Takeoutmusic.com, sputnik7, Maximum
 Entertainment and RadioValve, continues, "The shocks and even worse
 aftershocks of Napster and its successors in the world of music are nothing
 compared to what the text industry will go through in the next decade due to
 the interactive media revolution."
     Alongside the conference, a collection of companies and organizations at
 the forefront of the digital book industry will be exhibiting their products,
 services and concepts.  These industry-leading exhibitors include The American
 Association of Publishers, The Electronic Literature Organization, The
 Electronic Publishers Coalition, Indra Web, Addie Books and Night Kitchen.
 
     About TextOneZero
     TextOneZero is a strategic business forum examining issues facing the
 emerging digital book industry.  Incorporating an online information portal
 (www.textonezero.com) and a series of global conferences, TextOneZero explores
 New Display Technologies, Digital Publishing and Digital Libraries from the
 perspectives of leading executives within the industry.  TextOneZero is wholly
 owned by First Conferences, which has researched and organized market-leading
 conferences since 1990.
 
 

SOURCE TextOneZero
    NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading executives of new display
 technologies, book publishing and libraries will convene in Brooklyn on
 May 22-23 2001 for the most significant digital book strategic forum since the
 advent of the industry.
     TextOneZero (http://www.textonezero.com/events/ny.asp) has brought
 together seventy principal figures of the digital book industry including
 Jim Iuliano (President and CEO, E Ink), Patricia Schroeder (President and CEO,
 The Association of American Publishers), Benoit Muller (Secretary General, The
 International Publishers Association), Leslie G. Polgar (President and General
 Manager, Kodak Display, Eastman Kodak Company), Mary Beth Roche (VP and
 Publishing Director, Random House Audible), Rich Gold (Manager, RED [Research
 in Experimental Documents], xerox PARC) and Carrie Kania (Associate Publisher,
 Harper Audio) to discuss their digital book strategies in a period of intense
 change.
     "A key focus at this event will be the emerging flexible display
 technologies and the enormous impact they will have on the book industry.
 Innovations such as electronic paper and organic light-emitting diode displays
 are set to revolutionize almost every aspect of the book industry, from the
 way books are written to how they are monetized," states Christian Braun of
 TextOneZero.
     The plight of the post-Napster music industry serves as a stark warning to
 the book industry, and on the "Music Industry Experience" panel this issue
 will be rigorously scrutinized.  Alexander Bard (Co-Founder, Stockholm
 Records; CEO, Bullgod Entertainment and Member, 'Army Of Lovers') predicts,
 "As always, the music industry had to take the first shocks of a new
 technology, since a new technology is always first applicable on the
 production and distribution of music.  The text industry, formerly known --
 but soon to be forgotten -- as the publishing industry, should take careful
 and quick note."
     Bard, who will be joined by Richard Gottehrer (Chairman and CEO, The
 Orchard) and senior executives from Takeoutmusic.com, sputnik7, Maximum
 Entertainment and RadioValve, continues, "The shocks and even worse
 aftershocks of Napster and its successors in the world of music are nothing
 compared to what the text industry will go through in the next decade due to
 the interactive media revolution."
     Alongside the conference, a collection of companies and organizations at
 the forefront of the digital book industry will be exhibiting their products,
 services and concepts.  These industry-leading exhibitors include The American
 Association of Publishers, The Electronic Literature Organization, The
 Electronic Publishers Coalition, Indra Web, Addie Books and Night Kitchen.
 
     About TextOneZero
     TextOneZero is a strategic business forum examining issues facing the
 emerging digital book industry.  Incorporating an online information portal
 (www.textonezero.com) and a series of global conferences, TextOneZero explores
 New Display Technologies, Digital Publishing and Digital Libraries from the
 perspectives of leading executives within the industry.  TextOneZero is wholly
 owned by First Conferences, which has researched and organized market-leading
 conferences since 1990.
 
 SOURCE  TextOneZero