The annual gathering– of publishers, authors, editors, translators, librarians, book retailers, printers, technologists, service providers and policymakers from across India –Publishing Next will take place on September 11 and September 12 at Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library, Panaji.
Top CEOs from academic publishing in India will come together along with publishers from various Indian languages and experts from allied fields such as digital and print services.
Pressing issues on the rapidly transforming industry of new strategies to grow the publishing business, and re-imagining the shape of future content, will be discussed by experts representing different standpoints.
Among the highlights of the conference this year is a discussion on the state of library infrastructure in India.
A power-packed session will examine the nuts and bolts of self-publishing, which will bring together pioneers who’ve led the self-publishing sector in India.
There will be workshops focussing on practical aspects of publishing, like copyrights and contracts, social media to market books, digitisation of the backlist and podcasting that will be led by experts in the field.
There will be also thought-provoking presentations on various topic like—the importance of a translation promotion programme and the need for a translation subvention programme; An A to Z of book printing and latest trends in the printing industry.
A selected number of companies will be given the platform to pitch their innovations to the delegates attending the conference.
Mamang Dai, noted journalist, author, poet, and former civil servant based in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh will give the keynote address at Publishing Next 2015.
The other selected speakers at Publishing Next 2015 are—Sanjeev Goswami, MD Springer India, Delhi; Vivek Mehra, CEO and MD SAGE, Delhi; Emma House, director for publisher relations at the Publishers Association (PA) ,UK; Virendra Gupta, CEO Dailyhunt, Bangalore; Nikhil Pahwa, founder editor and publisher, MediaNama, Delhi; PY Rajendra Kumar, former director general of National Library, Kolkata; Gandhi Kannadhasan, owner of Kannadhasan Pathipagam, Chennai;
Kannan Sundaram, publisher Kalachuvadu Publications, Nagercoil; Mamang Dai, poet and novelist, Itanagar; Andrej Blatnik, author and translator, Slovenia; Rasana Atreya, author, Hyderabad; Indrajit Gupta, co-founder and director, Founding Fuel Publishing, Mumbai; Jyoti Narula Ranjan, founder SynTalk, Mumbai; Alind Maheshwari, director Rajkamal Prakashan, Delhi; Ramu Ramanathan, editor PrintWeek India, Mumbai; NimalKanti Bhattacharjee, former director National Book Trust and editorial director Niyogi Books, Delhi.
The conference will culminate with the presentation ceremony of the Publishing Next Industry Awards. The Awards instituted in 2014, aim to recognise quality, entrepreneurship and innovation in the publishing sector.
Publishing Next is a not-for-profit activity, organised by Margao (Goa)-based CinnamonTeal Publishing. It is presented by Dailyhunt (formerly Newshunt), which has been in the news for its success in distributing news content and e-books in Indian languages through its mobile application.
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