The Largest Book Publishing Technology Event in North America, BookTech East, Celebrates Its Fifth Year With Record-Breaking Attendance: 3,700 Attendees

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from BookTech

    PHILADELPHIA, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 3,700 book publishing
 professionals from across North America convened in New York City for BookTech
 East, the only event focused on the latest technologies and techniques in the
 book and e-book publishing industry.  The total attendance surpassed last
 year's by 21 percent, and was demonstrated by a packed exhibit hall, crowded
 keynote address, and standing room only conference rooms.
     The event, held Feb. 12-14, 2001, at the Hilton New York Hotel & Towers,
 featured industry experts from leading companies such as Microsoft, Adobe
 Systems, ContentGuard, The LeHigh Press, The Mazor Corp., Simon & Schuster,
 and World Book, among others. Leading publishers spoke of hot topics like
 ASP's, e-book formatting, marketing and distribution, and print on-demand.
 "Professionals and entrepreneurs in the e- and p-spaces of publishing and
 manufacturing can find BookTech events a cornucopia of useful information,
 networking, and updates on the dynamically evolving infrastructure of our
 industry," says Eugene Schwartz, Editor-at-Large, ForeWord, as reported in the
 weekly ForeWord e-newsletter.
     In addition, vendors and suppliers made a number of announcements at
 BookTech East.  For example, Franklin Electronic Publishers released its
 content conversion developers' kit (CDK) for the Franklin Reader, enabling
 publishers to produce e-books for the eBookMan multimedia platform based on
 proprietary SGML; and Indraweb made its debut, unveiling its new technology
 and service that allows traditional publishers to make S-books of their
 content.  netLibrary, Oce, OverDrive, Questia.com, among others, also released
 new products/services.
     "The quality of the sessions, speakers, attendees, and vendors is a
 testament to our continuing commitment to provide the nation's foremost
 business event for book publishing professionals," said Gretchen Kirby,
 Conference Coordinator and editor of BookTech the Magazine. "With so many new
 technologies available to support the digital publishing process, BookTech
 provides the unique opportunity for publishers to share their companies
 strategies for adapting to the changing times."
     Plans are underway for BookTech East 2002, Feb. 11-13, Hilton New York
 Hotel & Towers, and BookTech West 2001, July 30-Aug. 1, San Francisco
 Marriott.  For more information on BookTech events, contact
 dmorrishall@napco.com, call 888-627-2630 or visit www.booktechexpo.com.
 
     BookTech East is produced by BookTech the Magazine (www.booktechmag.com),
 the only publication to feature news about the technologies and people that
 are making a difference in the book publishing community.
 
 

SOURCE BookTech
    PHILADELPHIA, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 3,700 book publishing
 professionals from across North America convened in New York City for BookTech
 East, the only event focused on the latest technologies and techniques in the
 book and e-book publishing industry.  The total attendance surpassed last
 year's by 21 percent, and was demonstrated by a packed exhibit hall, crowded
 keynote address, and standing room only conference rooms.
     The event, held Feb. 12-14, 2001, at the Hilton New York Hotel & Towers,
 featured industry experts from leading companies such as Microsoft, Adobe
 Systems, ContentGuard, The LeHigh Press, The Mazor Corp., Simon & Schuster,
 and World Book, among others. Leading publishers spoke of hot topics like
 ASP's, e-book formatting, marketing and distribution, and print on-demand.
 "Professionals and entrepreneurs in the e- and p-spaces of publishing and
 manufacturing can find BookTech events a cornucopia of useful information,
 networking, and updates on the dynamically evolving infrastructure of our
 industry," says Eugene Schwartz, Editor-at-Large, ForeWord, as reported in the
 weekly ForeWord e-newsletter.
     In addition, vendors and suppliers made a number of announcements at
 BookTech East.  For example, Franklin Electronic Publishers released its
 content conversion developers' kit (CDK) for the Franklin Reader, enabling
 publishers to produce e-books for the eBookMan multimedia platform based on
 proprietary SGML; and Indraweb made its debut, unveiling its new technology
 and service that allows traditional publishers to make S-books of their
 content.  netLibrary, Oce, OverDrive, Questia.com, among others, also released
 new products/services.
     "The quality of the sessions, speakers, attendees, and vendors is a
 testament to our continuing commitment to provide the nation's foremost
 business event for book publishing professionals," said Gretchen Kirby,
 Conference Coordinator and editor of BookTech the Magazine. "With so many new
 technologies available to support the digital publishing process, BookTech
 provides the unique opportunity for publishers to share their companies
 strategies for adapting to the changing times."
     Plans are underway for BookTech East 2002, Feb. 11-13, Hilton New York
 Hotel & Towers, and BookTech West 2001, July 30-Aug. 1, San Francisco
 Marriott.  For more information on BookTech events, contact
 dmorrishall@napco.com, call 888-627-2630 or visit www.booktechexpo.com.
 
     BookTech East is produced by BookTech the Magazine (www.booktechmag.com),
 the only publication to feature news about the technologies and people that
 are making a difference in the book publishing community.
 
 SOURCE  BookTech