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(New York, NY - September 30, 2009) (a division of WebMediaBrands, Nasdaq: WEBM) announced today its first eBook Summit, to be held December 15-16 at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City. The event focuses on innovations in digital publishing, including eBooks, eReaders, e-commerce, and publishing on-demand.

eBook Summit takes a close look at the changing digital publishing industry, from the perspectives of both content creators and publishers. Leaders in the field will uncover business development opportunities and highlight the latest technological innovations currently driving the future of digital publishing.

Speakers to date include: Product Manager for Google Books, Brandon Badger; CEO of DailyLit, Susan Danziger; President of Sony's Digital Reading Business Division, Steve Haber; and Neelan Choksi, CEO of Lexcycle, the company behind Stanza, the popular iPhone eBook reader recently acquired by Amazon.

Leaders in publishing will gather to discuss key topics affecting the industry today:

  • Books, newspapers and magazines are consumed on the web, mobile phones, and e-readers - what does this mean for authors, journalists and all content creators?
  • The impact of open source standards on content and distribution
  • Device technology and where it's headed
  • Shift in distribution: has the warehouse been replaced by software?
  • What the development of print on-demand and self-publishing means for the industry
  • New business models that demonstrate success in the current environment and point to a promising future for publishing's eBook Summit is for media professionals involved in creating, distributing, marketing, or selling content — from the publishing industry to literary and talent agencies, as well as broadcast and online media. The vendor area will be a marketplace for organizations that provide devices, tools, technology, services and infrastructure for all aspects of the digital publishing world. eBook Summit will also provide the critical element that can only be found at a live event — face-to-face conversations that lead to business development and partnership opportunities.

    For more information and to register for the conference, visit

    For sponsorship and exhibit information, contact:
    Frank Fazio
    Senior Director of Sales, Events

    For information about mediabistro events, contact:
    Stephanie Mack
    Events Coordinator

    About Mediabistro Events

    Starting with its showcase event, Mediabistro Circus, which launched in 2007, Mediabistro has now developed a full line of more than 20 in-person conference and panel events, building on its more than 130 cocktail parties nationwide each year. In addition to the new eBook Summit, other key bi-annual events include the UGCX user-generated content conference (Oct. 20-21, NYC), and the Web 3.0 semantic web conference (January 26-27, Santa Clara, CA). One-day events include Think Mobile (mobile content and marketing), TVNewser Summit (TV news industry event), and Mediabistro Career Circus (media career development). Mediabistro also produces evening panels on topics including social media, journalism, advertising, design, and web content and video. For more information, visit

    About is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. That includes editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and others in industries including magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, PR, and design. Our mission is to provide opportunities to meet, share resources, become informed of job opportunities and interesting projects and news, improve career skills, and showcase your work.

    About WebMediaBrands Inc.

    WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM,, headquartered in Darien, CT, is an Internet media company concentrating on BtoB communities. WebMediaBrands has three online communities: for IT managers and Web developers; for media professionals and for design and creative professionals. All three communities offer job boards, marketplaces, online education offerings and events.

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