The point where publishing meets the future...
I am thrilled to announce that The Publishing Point will present "The Great Debate: Will Publishers Soon Be Irrelevant?" at The London Book Fair on April 11th at 11am. A star-studded list of speakers will debate the proposition, including:
Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC and former CEO of Macmillan
Cory Doctorow, award-winning author, editor of Boing Boing, publisher, blogger, and activist
Andrew Franklin, Publisher and Managing Director of Profile Books, one of the UK’s leading independent publishers.
James Bridle, writer, blogger, technologist
Here's what you need to know:
Date: April 11, 2011
Location: Conference Centre Room 1, Earls Court 1
Although the event itself is free, note that you need to register for The London Book Fair to attend the debate.
In what is sure to be one of the highlights of the London Book Fair, four book publishing powerhouses will face off in The Great Debate as they debate the questions that really count. Are authors and readers all that matter? Will authors need publishers in the future? Is technology making the extinction of publishers inevitable?
This debate is organized by The Publishing Point in cooperation with Intelligence Squared, the global forum for live debate, dedicated to creating knowledge through contest. The debate will be moderated by Michael Healy, The Executive Director of The Book Rights Registry, and introduced by Susan Danziger, the CEO of DailyLit and Organizer of The Publishing Point.
Come cast your vote (winners will be announced) and join us for this lively and provocative debate. If you'd like to come, please sign up here on Meetup.
Many thanks to our friends at Bowker Identifier Services for sponsoring this event.
The Publishing Point is a community of publishing professionals excited by industry transformations and committed to sharing ideas about the future. All publishing professionals, including publishers, authors, agents, retailers, and librarians, are encouraged to join The Publishing Point (membership is free), and The Publishing Point can be followed on Twitter @publishingpoint and uses hashtag #pubpt. For more information about The Publishing Point, please contact Susan Danziger at sdanziger[at]dailylit[dot]com or via Twitter @susandanziger.