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Jane Friedman and Jeffrey Sharp to Keynote eBook Summit

keynote23.jpgFormer HarperCollins president Jane Friedman and film producer Jeffrey Sharp will deliver the keynote address at mediabistro.com’s upcoming eBook Summit in New York City–unveiling their plans for their brand new digital book outfit, Open Road Integrated Media.

The presentation will be entitled “The Art of Disruption: Thinking Differently About The Changes In Publishing.” The eBook Summit will run from December 15-16 at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City. Participants also include: DailyLit CEO Susan Danziger, Sony’s Digital Reading Business Division President Steve Haber, Lexcycle co-founder Neelan Choksi; Google Books product manager Brandon Badger, author Katty Kay, and Books on Board CEO Bob Livolsi.

Here’s more from the program: “[Open Road] will publish eBooks from the backlists of well known authors and new eBooks from unpublished authors. Jane and Jeff will discuss their vision and explain how they also plan to produce audio and video content that aligns with their eBook offerings.”

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