The first afternoon will give you an overview of the UK book publishing industry. Aimed at those with little or no knowledge of the industry we will show you the structure of the industry, publishing trends and the journey of a manuscript to reader.
2.00 – 2.15pm Welcome
Heather O’Connell will welcome you and introduce the programme, followed by welcome from Sophie Kirby of The Printing Charity.
2.15pm – 2.45pm The Publishing Industry
Eliza Kavannagh – The Publishers Association
Eliza will introduce you to the publishing industry by looking at its structure, the different types of publishing and its financial contribution to the UK economy.
2.45pm – 3.30pm From Writer to Reader
Simon Holt – Publisher, Elsevier
Simon will talk you through the journey a manuscript takes to reach the reader.
4pm-5pm – Publishing Trends
Jaclyn Swope – Account Manager, Nielsen Book Research and Anthony Watkinson, ALPSP (Association of Learned Society Professionals)
Jackie and Anthony will take you through all the latest trends in both trade and academic books and journals.
5pm – Questions and wrap up