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May 19

Wednesday Wisdom: Live Interview with David Marlin (MetaComet)

19 May, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST

Wednesday Wisdom with David Marlin

Tune into our Wednesday Wisdom Q&A on Wednesday 19th May from 1–1:30pm BST with David Marlin, co-founder of MetaComet® Systems.

During the brief, inspiring Q&A with David, find out how and why Metacomet was first founded to support publishers to better manage author relationships and royalty payments, how author royalty agreements have and are changing, how publishers can select and measure the effectiveness of their Royalty Systems, and also David’s thoughts on the future of book fairs.

Please do also bring your own questions to ask David in the chat box, as we’ll be opening up the Q&A to the audience in the final 10 minutes – so be prepared to ask away!

*This session will also be available with live closed captioning*


About Wednesday Wisdom

This series is designed to give you a brief, inspiring insight into the working lives and projects of publishing experts, and the help you learn more about the services that can take you to the next level. On selected Wednesdays throughout the year, take a break and join us on Zoom for live these Q&As to top up your motivation and learn something new.

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DavidMarlin4x5StdRes 1About David

David Marlin co-founded MetaComet® Systems in 2000. Beyond his expertise in the world of royalty automation, David is committed to enhancing the technological capabilities of the publishing world through his work as the founding co-chairman of the Book Industry Study Group’s (BISG) Digital Sales Reporting Committee and a former co-chair of the BISG Rights Committee. He is a regular speaker and contributor to industry events and symposia.

Prior to founding MetaComet Systems, David spent 3 years as a technology consultant for publishers working with companies such as Random House, Penguin, HarperCollins, Holtzbrinck, Macmillan, Scholastic, Time Warner and many others. Before that he spent several years managing marketing initiatives for American Express in New York. David earned both his MBA and BA from Columbia University in New York.

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19 May, 2021
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST
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