October 13, 2017 Last Updated 9:12 am

Score Publishing, producer of iBA Conference, acquires Digital Book World event from F+W Media

The first Digital Book World conference to be held under the new ownership will be on October 2-4, 2018, in Nashville, and fold existing iBooks Author Conference into event

The publishing and events company Score Publishing announced that it had acquired the Digital Book World publishing conference. The announcement was made at the company’s iBooks Author Conference being held in Nashville, with a more public announcement scheduled for Monday.

TNM has received permission to announce that acquisition, and a guest column from company CEO Bradley Metrock will appear on TNM later today.

Score Publishing said the first DBW conference under its ownership will take place October 2-4, 2018 in Nashville, around the time the company’s iBA conference is usually held.

“The iBooks Author Conference will indeed be rolled into Digital Book World in ways that serve that community well and allow some of the interesting and unique things that people are doing with iBA to become more known,” Metrock told TNM, though he said he did not know yet in “exactly that will look like in final form.”

Score Publishing this year expanded its events business by launching its first conference centered on Amazon’s Alexa technology. The Alexa Conference took place in January in Chattanooga.

Here is Score Publishing’s announcement for its acquisition of Digital Book World:

Score Publishing acquires Digital Book World

Landmark event will move to Nashville permanently as 2018 event is scheduled for October; F+W Media to remain a partner

NASHVILLE, Tenn, – Monday, October 16, 2017 – Score Publishing has acquired the influential and longstanding Digital Book World publishing conference, and will relocate the landmark event to Nashville, Tennessee, beginning in October 2018.

Score Publishing is known for interactive content creation, hosting annual conferences for digital content creators, and providing training resources. Score Publishing is perhaps best known for VoiceFirst.FM, a media network centered around voice technology such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Apple’s Siri. Shows such as This Week In Voice and The VoiceFirst Roundtable are listened to by tens of thousands of technology professionals in over 46 countries worldwide.

“The gathering of community and resources around the evolution of the book has never been more urgent,” said Score Publishing CEO Bradley Metrock. “Uncovering best practices across the wide world of publishing – traditional along with new media – is what will generate actionable insights, and real return, for Digital Book World attendees.”

“Digital Book World has long been an important contributor to our industry,” F+W Media CEO Tom Beusse remarked. “F+W Media looks forward to supporting Score Publishing and their new vision for DBW.”

Digital Book World will be held October 2-4, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration is expected to open, along with the venue and keynote announced, this November.

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