Cader and Shatzkin ready Publishers Launch

Two of US publishing's leading commentators are moving into the conference business with Publishers Launch Conferences, which will "convene up to eight events in four cities over the next year", including New York, San Franciso, Frankfurt and London.

Michael Cader, founder of Publishers Lunch and Publishers Marketplace, has teamed with Mike Shatzkin, founder and chief executive of The Idea Logical Company, with the first event, 'eBooks Go Global' to be be held in conjunction with BookExpo America at the Javits Center in New York. A second event will run on 21st June in London, with the UK Publishers Association. The pair have previously collaborated on Digital Book World in the US, the annual e-book show run by F&W Media.