HarperCollins’ Digital Focus Includes DBW
Via GalleyCat, “Digital Restructuring at HarperCollins; New Group Established“:
In a memo, HarperCollins’ Executive VP of Operations Larry Nevins explained that the Digital Technology Services Group: “is charged with providing strategic technology solutions across HarperCollins and supporting our global digital initiatives. The team will work with Chief Digital Officer Charlie Redmayne to develop new technologies that align with our digital strategy, and will continue to partner with Corporate IT to address the ever-changing digital technology needs of business.”
Among the personnel shifts was the promotion of Carolyn Pittis to senior VP, HarperCollins Digital, global author services.
In addition to being represented among Digital Book World’s speakers, HarperCollins is sending the largest group of attendees of any publisher by far, with Pittis connecting attendance to their long-term goals:
“Our goal is to have the most digitally knowledgeable and globally connected publishing staff in the industry. Digital Book World offers a good overview of the ‘state of play’ for digital reading to start off 2010. Its a great next step in digital engagement for employees of editorial and publicity–those departments who are most often speaking to our agents and authors.”
– Carolyn Pittis, Global Author Services, HarperCollins Publishers
Interestingly, rumors are swirling that HarperCollins met with Apple recently, presumably about their tablet computer expected to be announced on January 27th, which also happens to be the second day of Digital Book World.
There’s only 6 days left to register for what will undoubtedly be the most talked about Conference in 2010.
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