Twitter-ers unite at #nzdpf Future of the Book conference next week

Just a few days until our Future of the Book conference kicks off at the Hyatt Auckland, 24-25 June. We’ll have a Twitter-er or two on site and you’ll be welcome to chip in remotely. Hashtag is #nzdpf so follow along.

I’ve been organising this conference in my role as Director of the Digital Publishing Forum. It’s our big event for this year and it’s been a busy few weeks as regular followers of this blog will have noticed from the drought in postings. We’re expecting 150 people over the course of the two days and we’ve got some pretty interesting stuff lined up. Take a look at the finalised programme at And no, it’s not too late to register, we never turn paying customers away.

Some of you might already have heard one of our keynotes, Sherman Young, on the Kim Hill show last Saturday on Radio NZ. Here’s a link to the MP3 or to the feed for the Kim Hill show (Saturday 13 June 9:10am). I thought this was a great interview, credit to both the interviewer and interviewee.

We’ll be posting most of the prezzos on the site following the conference so you can check back later to find out more.

Comments (5)

  1. Pat Rosier

    Please, somebody, what does this mean?
    Hashtag is #nzdpf

  2. Martin Taylor (Post author)

    Hi Pat
    Hashtags have been popularised by Twitter. Hashtags are a way to categorise Twitter posts, like tags in a blog, and you can filter posts so that you only see the ones with this tag imbedded. Posts (“Tweets”) that include #nzdpf will be about the Future of the Book conference. This will allow you to follow the Twitter conversation. If you don’t use Twitter, you can also follow hashtags at
    (BTW, “nzdpf” is based on “NZ Digital Publishing Forum”, a slightly obscure tag I admit).

  3. Keith Mockett

    Thanks for the National Radio reference Martin. It is a good interview.

  4. Keith Mockett

    Have a look at the listeners comments on the Kim Hill interview. Not particularly supportive of eBooks!

  5. Peloponezo

    What can twitter do for you?

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