Untethered 2010: Profitable Media in the Tablet Era | June 17 | NYC

A couple of years ago, few of us knew anyone who owned an electronic device designed specifically for reading. Today, millions of them have been sold in the U.S. alone. A startling 49 percent of the respondents in a recent 14-country survey by the Boston Consulting Group indicated that they would buy an e-reader within the next three years.

And so the market is becoming flooded with devices, some of which — notably the iPad — promise to revolutionize both readers’ experience and publishers’ businesses. Yet it’s hard to know with certainty which devices, formats and business models will ultimately win out. Will readers pay in sufficient numbers to have magazines and newspapers delivered to their devices? Can the book publishing industry reshape itself around digital delivery? Do companies need to sell proprietary machines, or can they get away with apps tailored to other devices?

At Untethered 2010: Profitable Media in the Tablet Era, on June 17 in New York, The Big Money will tackle these questions with the most knowledgeable and dynamic leaders in technology and publishing. We look forward to a series of lively and informative discussions about one of the great disruptive technologies of our era.

I invite you to learn more about the conference at http://untethered.thebigmoney.com –- and to use special code GIGAOM to save 20% at registration!

James Ledbetter, Editor, The Big Money