While we conceptualized Publishing Next, we intended to provide a free and uninhibited platform that would allow the future of books to be discussed and deliberated. In the first edition, held in September 2011, various stakeholders of the publishing industry presented before an eager audience a range of issues facing the industry – some that were obvious and stared in the face, like the advent of digital books and social media marketing and others whose impact was more difficult to gauge yet needed immediate attention, like that of the proposed copyright amendments and the changing landscape of translated literature in India.
In its second edition the conference will push the envelope a bit further by exploring issues that do not hog the headlines yet must be effectively addressed to ensure that a vibrant publishing industry is developed and sustained. The second edition of Publishing Next will depart from its earlier format to increase the level of interaction between participants and ensure that the future of publishing is better explained to an eager audience. To that end, more workshops, insight-sharing sessions and panel discussions will be scheduled. The idea behind the new format is to lift the veil off the future of publishing and make it more accessible to all its stakeholders.
Speakers who have confirmed their participation include:
- Shobha Viswanath, Karadi Tales
- Sayoni Basu, Duckbill
- Praba Ram, Saffron Tree
- Venetia Ansell, Rasala Books
- Ganesh Devy, Bhasha Research Centre
- Vivek Mehra, Sage India
The conference will be held on the 14th and 15th of September 2012 at the Krishnadas Shama State Central Library, Panaji, Goa (India).
Registration Fees are Rs. 3500/- per seat. However early bird and group discounts are being offered. For more details, contact us at contactus@ publishing-next.com.