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Publishing Now'22: The Impact of Accessibility and Sustainability on Your Business
The latest session of the highly engaging Publishing Now webinar series, co-hosted by Publishers Weekly and Westchester Publishing Services, will be moderated by PW's Jim Milliot, with an emphasis on the potential impacts accessibility and sustainability measures may have on how books are produced and brought to market.

The featured panelists for this webinar include Bill Kasdorf of Publishing Technology Partners, Rachel Martin of Elsevier, and Kristen McLean of NPD Books. In addition to discussing industry trends, they will provide practical ideas about how companies can effectively adapt workflows and business models in response to legislative or policy initiatives that are being enacted in global markets to address these important issues.

It only takes a minute to sign up for this free, informative, one-hour webinar. All who register will be emailed a link to the webinar video that will be distributed approximately one week after the event.

Sep 29, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Bill Kasdorf
Founding Partner, @Publishing Technology Partners
Bill Kasdorf, is Principal of Kasdorf & Associates, LLC, a consultancy focusing on editorial and production workflows, XML/HTML/EPUB content modeling, standards and best practices, and accessibility. He is a founding partner of Publishing Technology Partners. Active in the W3C Publishing@W3C activity, Bill is the W3C Global Publishing Evangelist. He is member of NISO, co-chairing two NISO Working Groups, and is an active member of SSP, BISG, IPTC, and the DAISY Consortium. Recipient of the SSP Distinguished Service Award and the BISG Industry Champion Award, he is general editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, serves on Learned Publishing’s editorial board, and is a columnist for Publishers Weekly.
Kristen McLean
Executive Director/Industry Analyst @NPD Books
Kristen is a 25-year publishing industry veteran, whose career has spanned many roles, including retailing, buying, field sales, marketing, and business development. This experience gives her an unusually deep perspective as a market analyst. A widely-recognized expert in the areas of children’s books, comics & graphic novels, and cross-entertainment consumer behavior, Kristen works broadly with NPD Books’ key clients.
Rachel Martin
Global Director of Sustainability @Elsevier
Rachel Martin is the Global Director of Sustainability at Elsevier, where she is driving transformational change in the priority areas of sustainability and SDGs, with a focus on climate action. Since joining Elsevier in 2010, she has held various communications positions with a focus on policy and advocacy. Additionally, she has worked as a strategic communication advisor on industry initiatives such as CHORUS, CLOCKKS and the Accessible Books Consortium. Rachel is also part of the team that launched the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact and the SDG Book club. Rachel represents Elsevier on several industry sustainability committees and is currently chair of the UK Book Industry Communications (BIC) Green Supply Chain committee. In 2022, Rachel is also the co-founder of the Publishing 2030 Accelerator.