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At the Publishing Hackathon at BookExpo America on Friday afternoon, six book discovery startups will pitch their ideas to a panel of six judges, including Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, Silver Lake Capital director Stephen Evans and Perseus Books Group CEO David Steinberger. The winner will get $10,000 and a meeting with William Morris Endeavor cofounder Ari Emanuel.
The Hackathon caps off three days of digital publishing events at BEA. I’ve been here all week, covering topics like new trends in ebook pricing, the new ebook publishers and the biggest difference between book publishers and Amazon.
The event starts at 3 PM ET, and I’ll be live-blogging it here.