Partner Susan Grode will moderate the topic “Not your Gutenberg Printing Press - Content Empowered by Technology - The Promise of Digital to Transform Book Publishing” at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 27.

Topics that will be discussed by the panel include:

  • How the new e-publishers and online booksellers, aided by the evolution from paper to e-readers, apps and beyond, are reimaging and reshaping the publishing industry
  • Content wars - who owns or controls digital rights to older books, what did and do the publishing agreements say, and do "free" books and scribed facilitate piracy?
  • Price wars - the disparity between digital and traditional paper book sales and between discount big-box stores and online retailers
  • The Google book settlement controversy and its short and long term effects on authors, publishers, libraries and copyright law

University of California Los Angeles
Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall