The Digital Reading Conference China 2018 will be held in April in Hangzhou, the capital of East China's Zhejiang province.
At the conference, announcements will include names of the top 10 digital works and projects of 2017 as well as the 10 cities with the most number of digital readers and highest number of reading activities for last year.
Around 1,200 people from the publishing world, business leaders, writers and scholars are expected to attend the opening ceremony on April 13. At the event, issues, including the fusion of paper and digital publishing and the application of artificial intelligence in digital publishing, will be discussed.
An exposition featuring digital reading development and technology will open to the public, with more than 100 enterprises from digital publishing, online literature, audio reading and allied industries like smart hardware and artificial intelligence in attendance.
In addition, a summit on copyright will feature a list of works that are perceived as having market potential for film and TV productions.
The Digital Reading Conference China 2018, themed New Era, New Reading, New Expectations, is co-hosted by the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association and the local government of Hangzhou.
The conference is dedicated to building up platforms for communication between the government, industry and users, to promote digital reading and the fusion of paper and digital publishing.
Hundreds of volunteers and services, including shuttle buses and live streaming, are expected to be available for the conference.