Mike Shatzkin
Founder and CEO, The Idea Logical Company, Inc.

Website | @MikeShatzkin

Mike Shatzkin is Founder & CEO of The Idea Logical Company. During more than 40 years in publishing, he has played almost all the roles: bookstore clerk, author, agent, production director, sales and marketing director, and, for the past 30 years, consultant. His client list has included most of the major publishers in the United States and many outside the US, as well as a variety of up- and downstream trading partners, many somehow involved with new technology area.

Since co-organizing the first “Electronic Publishing and Rights” Conference sponsored by PW in the early 1990s, Mike has been speaking and writing and fostering discussion about digital change. He is the Conference Chair for Digital Book World, which held its debut conference in January 2010. The focus there was on trade publishing and there was a very different attendee base than comes to Tools of Change.

As we approach Tools of Change 2010, Mike is planning the next Making Information Pay conference (May 6) for Book Industry Study Group and getting started on organizing Digital Book World 2011. But what he’s most looking forward to is 6 baseball games in 5 days at Spring Training in Florida over the first weekend in March.


Location: Chelsea-Gotham (7th Floor) Level:
Mike Shatzkin (The Idea Logical Company, Inc.), Laura Dawson (Bowker), Brian O’Leary (Magellan Media), Ted Hill (THA Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Based on the results of six months of research, surveys, interviews, and analysis, the StartwithXML project offered a clear argument for developing intellectual property as XML documents from the outset. Read more.
Location: Broadway North (6th Floor) Level:
Mike Shatzkin (The Idea Logical Company, Inc.), Maria Bonn (University of Michigan University Library), D.C. Denison (The Boston Globe), Jesse McDougall (Me), Andrew Bolwell (HP), Andrew Malkin (Overbrook Consulting Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
A growing industry requires experimentation, and experimentation inevitably leads to stories of success and failure. In this frank discussion, panelists will recount their digital content wins, losses, and lessons learned. Read more.
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Ingram Industries
  • oXygen XML Editor
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • DPCI
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • LibreDigital
  • Lulu
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • Media Services Group
  • Quark, Inc.
  • ReadHowYouWant
  • RSuite
  • Safari Books Online
  • Smashwords, Inc.
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Verso Digital

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