Conference Council

The Digital Book World 2013 Conference Council guides programming and ensures the Conference covers timely topics and delivers real benefits to publishing professionals. The group is comprised of veterans from all aspects of the industry, guided by Conference Chair and DBW architect Mike Shatzkin.

Mike Shatzkin

Conference Council Chair
Founder & CEO

The Idea Logical Company

Mike Shatzkin is the Founder & CEO of The Idea Logical Company and a widely-acknowledged thought leader about digital change in the book publishing industry.  In his nearly 50 years in publishing, he has played almost all the roles: bookseller, author, agent, production director, sales and marketing director, and, for the past 30 years, consultant. His insights about how the industry functions and how it accommodates digital change form the basis of all of the company’s consulting efforts.

Patricia Arancibia

Editorial Director, International Digital Content

Barnes &

Patricia Arancibia is in charge of the acquisition of international digital content and related deals at Barnes & Noble, where she manages the relations with international corporations, publishers, cultural and governmental agencies. Previously, Patricia was the Merchandising Manager in charge of eBooks, Nonfiction printed Books, and Libros en espaol at Barnes &, where she launched both the eBooks Store and the Libros en espaol online division, for which she was also the Buyer.

Peter Balis

Director, Digital Content Sales


Peter Balis is responsible for the sales, distribution and business development of digital content for Wiley, which includes ebooks, enhanced products and mobile applications.  Additionally, he is the co-chair of the AAP’s Digital Issues Working Group.

Molly Barton

Global Digital Director

Penguin Group

Molly Barton started her career in editorial before moving to digital publishing and business development. She joined Penguin Group in 2004. Today she is Global Digital Director and leads Penguin’s digital business relationships with Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo and others. She also leads Penguin’s efforts to publish digital-first books, apps, enhanced eBooks and eSpecials (digital essays and short stories).

Michael Cader

Publishers Launch

Michael Cader is the creator of Publishers Lunch, the largest-circulation book publishing industry publication in the world, and its companion website For 15 years he created and produced over 300 books through his book packaging company, Cader Books.

Publishers Launch Conferences springboard from the branding, vast audience and deep respect for Publishers Lunch–with 45,000 subscribers, the largest publication for book publishing professionals worldwide, and the recognized leader in comprehensive coverage and thoughtful, clear-eyed analysis of the stories and statistics that matter the most in this transitional time.

Maria B. Campbell


Maria B. Campbell Associates, Inc.

Maria B. Campbell is the president of Maria B. Campbell Associates, Inc., a New York–based literary scouting company, which identifies books in the world market for translation and publication internationally, and for adaptation to film and television. Maria B. Campbell Associates currently scouts adult and children’s books for a distinguished roster of publishers in fifteen countries. She also is the literary representative for Warner Bros. Feature Films and Warner Bros. Television. In addition, Maria Campbell works selectively as an agent to introduce international writers in the United States. She is a Trustee of Words Without Borders and of the PEN American Center.

Carlo Carrenho

Founding Partner

PublishNews (Brazil)

Carlo Carrenho is a Brazilian publisher and journalist. In 2001, he founded PublishNews, a daily electronic newsletter in Portuguese that covers the Brazilian publishing market. Today, PublishNews has more than 11,000 subscribers. He’s also worked for several Brazilian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson Brasil, which he launched in 2007. During the last few years, his attention turned to the digital revolution that is taking place in publishing and  right now he is the managing director of Singular Digital, the digital arm of Ediouro Holding that focuses on print on demand, e-book distribution and self-publishing. Carlo majored in economics and later specialized in publishing at the Radcliffe Publishing Course in Boston.

Rachel Chou

Chief Marketing Officer

Open Road Integrated Media

Rachel Chou is the Chief Marketing Officer for Open Road Integrated Media. In this role she bridges the traditional world of book marketing with the dynamic, fast-paced world of digital media.

David Cully
President, Retail Markets and EVP, Merchandising

Baker & Taylor

Brian DeFiore


DeFiore & Company

Brian DeFiore is the founder of DeFiore and Company, a New York literary agency started in 1999 that now comprises eight agents and hundreds of authors. Notable agency authors include John Grogan (Marley and Me), Jen Lancaster (If You Were Here), Frank Warren (PostSecret), Lauren Conrad (L.A. Candy), Rick Yancey (The Monstrumologist), Benjamin Hale (The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore), Dr. Neal Barnard (The 21-Day Kickstart), Dr. Joel Fuhrman (Eat to Live) Brian and Michael Voltaggio, and Jane Goodall. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Author’s Representatives and an adjunct lecturer at New York University Center for Publishing. Before starting the agency, DeFiore held several executive positions at major publishing houses, including S.V.P.,Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Villard Books at Random House, and V.P.Editor in Chief of Hyperion and Delacorte Press. He lives in New York City with his wife Merrilee Heifetz and their two daughters.

Sara Domville


F+W Media, Inc.

Sara Domville is President of F+W Media, a leading multimedia company providing information and inspiration for core enthusiast communities. With a background in sales, she has spent over 24 years in the publishing industry, serving at Reed Consumer Books, HarperCollins, Unwin Hyman and Macmillan Children’s Books.

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet
Digital Publishing Director

Workman Publishing

Andrea is the Executive Director of Digital Publishing at Workman Publishing. She oversees digital product and online business development.

Kelly Gallagher

VP, Content Acquisition

Ingram Content Group

Kelly Gallagher serves as VP of Publishing Services at RR Bowker. In this role he manages the implementation of a host of Bowker business intelligence services, including the PubTrack consumer research panel reaching over 40,000 e and p book consumers.

For the past year, he has been leading a team of researchers on a three-year initiative for the Book Industry Study Group to study consumer attitudes toward e-devices and digital content. This long-term trended study looks at consumer purchases on a quarterly basis as it seeks to understand the rate and shift to digital content. In addition to managing the consumer research panel, he oversees sales data collection and analytics tools for the higher education and religious book markets for Bowker. Beyond his role at Bowker, Kelly also serves as Research Chair for the BISG.

George Gibson
Publishing Director

Bloomsbury USA

Jeremy Greenfield

Editorial Director

Digital Book World

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book World. Prior to DBW, Jeremy was editor of, a new career site from The Wall Street Journal. He has been a journalist in New York for six years and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Healy

Executive Director, Author and Publisher Relations

Copyright Clearance Center

Michael Healy is currently the Executive Director (Author and Publisher Relations) at the Copyright Clearance Center. Prior to joining CCC, Michael was Executive Director of The Book Rights Registry, where he was responsible for establishing the organization to be the lead body in the administration of the Google Book Settlement. Michael was also the Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a New York-based non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving the efficiency and the effectiveness of the U.S. book industry through the development and maintenance of standards, research, education and information.

Ted Hill


THA Consulting

With over 25 years experience in the publishing industry, Ted has launched dozens of new businesses and business initiatives.  As a business development consultant with deep knowledge of the publishing and information industries Ted is a frequent speaker at industry events on the subject of how new technologies impact the business of publishing.

Linda Holliday

Founder and CEO


Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur, CEO Semi-Linear, Director New York Angels Linda Holliday is a media, internet and marketing veteran, serial-entrepreneur and active angel investor in digital media companies including Comixology, ScrollMotion and Organized Wisdom. She recently formed a start-up to publish serious non-fiction mobile apps.

John R. Ingram

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Ingram Content Group

John Ingram is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc. He is also Chairman of Ingram Content Group which includes Ingram Book Company, the leading wholesaler and distributor to the book industry; Lightning Source Inc., the leading provider of print on demand services for publishers, and Ingram Digital. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ingram was the President of Ingram Book Company and also held executive positions with Ingram Micro. He was Vice President of Purchasing and Vice President of Management Services at Ingram Micro Europe, and Director of Purchasing for Ingram Micro Inc. He was acting Chief Executive Officer in 1996. Mr. Ingram has been a member of the Ingram Micro Inc. Board of Directors since 1996.

Rick Joyce

Chief Marketing Officer

Perseus Book Group

Rick Joyce is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Perseus Books Group, and has been involved since 2004 in the growth and digital strategies for the company.  Rick is one of the co-creators of Constellation, the one-stop digital solution for independent publishers, and serves on its Leadership Team.  He was the force behind the BEA 2009 experiment known as  Book:The Sequel crashing a book in all formats from the show floor, and the pioneering NY Times Bestseller and transmedia sensation Cathy’s Book: If Found, Call 650-266-8233. Rick has also been the producer of enhanced books and apps like JFK:50 Days and Roots: The Enhanced Edition.

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Peter Kay

Director of Digital Marketing and Strategy

W.W. Norton

Peter is the Director of Digital Marketing and Strategy at W.W. Norton, working with the College, Trade and Professional divisions. Previously he was VP Product Development at MTV Networks, where he built the global music platform, bringing semantic and machine listening technologies into the platform.

Tim Knowlton

Chief Executive Officer

Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Timothy Knowlton joined Curtis Brown in 1976 at the behest of his father, Perry Knowlton, who was then President and owner of the agency. After working in the accounting department for several months, Tim worked as an assistant for Marilyn Marlow. He moved on to Curtis Brown’s Film and Television Department. In addition to running the Film and Television Department, representing authors and estates, and specializing in copyright matters, Tim now heads the company.

Marcus Leaver

Chief Operating Officer

The Quarto Group Inc.

Simon Lipskar


Writer's House

Barbara Marcus

President & Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Barbara Marcus has spent most of her career in the area of Children’s Publishing and Media and is considered a leading business and marketing strategist in the areas of children’s content and distribution.

Barbara is currently serving as Advisor to Open Road in the area of children’s publishing and general strategy.  She is also currently Strategic Innovations Advisor to Penguin Books USA focusing in the area of new ventures and new publishing opportunities. She is representing Tuff Gong, the singer Bob Marley’s company, for literary projects. Ms. Marcus is on the Board of Knowledge Adventure, a children’s software and technology company and Media Source, a children’s books direct marketing company and publisher of Library Journal and School Library Journal.  She is also a Special Advisor to Forever Entertainment in Los Angeles, California.

Laura Hazard Owen

Staff Writer

paidContent / Giga Om

Laura Hazard Owen is the book publishing reporter at paidContent. She was previously the editor of Market Partners International's Publishing Trends, and before that was an assistant editor at Skyhorse Publishing.

Carolyn Pittis

SVP, Publishing Transformation


Carolyn Pittis is Senior Vice President, Publishing Transformation of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide. In this role, she is responsible for leading an internal effort working with publishing teams to develop new capabilities that drive editorial and marketing excellence. She was appointed to this position in November 2011.

In her 21 years at HarperCollins, Pittis has played a wide variety of key roles, including positions in marketing, web development, consumer sales forecasting, sales administration, digital asset management, business development, managing editorial, production, and change management. Prior to her current position, she led the company’s Author Services group and Website teams.

Cristopher Platt

Director of Collections and Circulation Operations

New York Public Library

Christopher Platt has worked in libraries for over 20 years. His experience includes overseeing selection for Queens Library System, one of the most heavily used library systems in the U.S., and managing the collection development team at the book wholesaler Baker & Taylor, which works with libraries across the U.S. on a variety of ongoing selection and opening-day collection projects.   In 2007, he joined The New York Public Library, where he is now Director of Collections and Circulation Operations, coordinating the purchasing, cataloging, processing and distribution of over 1 million new items and e-resources for 90 locations serving 3.3 Million residents across The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.  

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Dominique Raccah

CEO and Publisher


Dominique Raccah is the CEO & publisher of Sourcebooks, the largest woman-owned trade book publisher in the country; producing everything from bestsellers in fiction, to number one titles in children’s books and college guides, twenty-five New York Times Bestsellers and over twenty national bestsellers. Sourcebooks’ publishing culture is one of innovation. This attitude led into pioneering a line of cutting edge, bestselling mixed-media titles (MediaFusion) and resulted in an early involvement in digital book projects, iPhone and iPad apps, enhanced eBooks and several exciting digital partnerships. Dominique also currently serves as co-chair of the Book Industry Study Group.

Charlie Redmayne



Charlie Redmayne is Chief Executive Officer of Pottermore.  After brief careers as a cricketer and soldier, Charlie moved into the entertainment and communications industry, starting at UK based breakfast TV business TV AM before moving on to found his own businesses RCL Communications and Blink TV, and then in 2000 one of the Uk's leading web publishing businesses, MyKindaPlace Ltd. Mykindaplace was sold to Sky in 2006 where he became Head of Commercial Partnerships before moving to HarperCollins publishers, where he was appointed to the role of Chief Digital Officer responsible for building their global digital business. He left HarperCollins in November 2011 to lead the Pottermore team.

Lorraine Shanley


Market Partners International

Lorraine Shanley is a principal of Market Partners International, a consulting firm that specializes in traditional and digital publishing in the US and internationally.  Her expertise includes market research, development and planning; multi-channel marketing, distribution and fulfillment, and executive search.

Michael Tamblyn

EVP, Content, Sales and Merchandising


At Kobo Michael is responsible for sales, publisher and industry relations, content acquisition, and the merchandising experience across all of Kobos web and mobile services. He co-founded Canadas first online bookstore, which was purchased by Indigo Books & Music in 1998, where he served as vice president of online operations. Most recently, Michael was the founding CEO of the supply chain agency BookNet Canada, where he launched the national sales reporting service BNC SalesData and authored the publishing technology call-to-arms, Six Projects That Could Change Publishing for the Better. Michael has a Masters in Business Administration from University of Western Ontario.

Oren Teicher

American Booksellers Association

Maja Thomas

Senior Vice President

Hachette Digital

Maja Thomas is Senior Vice President, Hachette Digital for Hachette Book Group. She also works across divisions on digital strategy, investment, and the pursuit of new digital publishing businesses. She has been the co-chair of the Digital Working Group at the Association of American Publishers, chair of Hachette Livre's International Board for Digital Issues, and Vice President of the Audio Publisher's Association. Hachette Digital is the proud publisher of many bestselling and critically acclaimed audio books, eBooks, and applications.

Nina von Moltke

VP Digital Publishing Development

Random House

Nina is overseeing the Digital Publishing Development Group at Random House Inc. Her team is comprised of the corporate digital product development teams that are focused on creating and bringing to market new digital experiences beyond the narrative text-based ebook formats as well as the Audio Group, Living Language, Reference, and Fodor’s Travel Guides – business lines that already derive a large part of their revenue from digital formats.

Jennifer Weltz


Jean V. Naggar Agency

As Vice President of JVNLA, Inc. (The Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc.), Jennifer Weltz , has made over 2,000 deals domestically, internationally and for film for nearly two decades. She spearheaded the Agency's moves into Social Networking and supporting the Agency's clients in this area. Most recently she has guided the Agency into a new venture offering co-agent reprint services to US agencies. Jennifer is an active member of the Electronics committee as well as the International Rights committee of the AAR.

Dan Weiss
Publisher at Large

St. Martin's Press