By Nancy Stosik, Senior Manager Publisher Engagement
For the first time, Digital Book World was held in Ingram’s home town of Nashville! DBW18 took place at Music City Center from October 2-4. Recurring themes for this year’s conference included: the rise of Audio, Voice-first technology, AI, Data and Discoverability, and Blockchain technology. These themes were explored and discussed in many of the keynote presentations. Attendees could also learn more about best practices, the state of the industry, and emerging trends and technologies during smaller breakout sessions, covering six different areas of focus: Legal, Production, Marketing, Education, Data and New Media.