the 8th edition of the conference on “the future of publishing”
September 19-22 | Panjim, Goa
A more comprehensive description of each session will be provided shortly.
OPEN MIC || A Delicate Balance: The Author-Editor Relationships:
Open mic discussion following a brief introduction of the important aspects.
Registration / Opening Remarks
PANEL DISCUSSION || Point of Sale: Book Retail and the Distributor’s role in the Supply Chain
Panel discussion on book retail, especially on the role of the distributor in the book supply chain.
PANEL DISCUSSION || Doing it Yourself: The impact of self-publishing on conventional publishing practices
Panel discussion on the impact of self-publishing on established publishing practices and authors’ expectations
WORKSHOP || Reading the fine print: Understanding the Author–Publisher Contract
MASTERCLASS || On the book production process
PANEL DISCUSSION || Value Added: Trends in Publishing and Distribution
Panel discussion on the rising trend of collaborations between publishing companies, whether through co-publishing or distribution/sales collaborations.
PANEL DISCUSSION || Staying Alive: The economics of (independent) publishing
Panel discussion on the factors that contribute to the sustainability and continuity of a publishing business, especially of independent publishing houses
MASTERCLASS || On book promotion and marketing
OPEN MIC: On book reviews, the changing idea of book reviews in a social media-led environment, and on encouraging more “review spaces”
Presentation of the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2019
PANEL DISCUSSION || On the economics of translation, and of translations of English academic texts into Indian languages
PANEL DISCUSSION || Bibliodiversity: Resisting Monocultures of the Mind
Panel Discussion on the almost disappearing class of publishers that set up publishing houses based on a set of beliefs, like those that published Dalit literature, and what that means for diverse publishing, and the role of the author in supporting publishing houses that “went against the grain”
Lunch / Conclusion
“Publishing Next, for me, is the most important event for publishing professionals in India. Here, the organisers make sure that rhetoric is minimal and the participants spend as much time as possible discussing what is pertinent and potentially cutting-edge. This is the trade event I would always recommend to anyone who wants to really learn about publishing in India as it is today and as it could be in the near future.”Arpita Das, Publisher (Yoda Press)
“At Publishing Next, Indian publishing gets real. It is often argumentative, but always enriching. What happens in Publishing Next refuses to stay in Goa, and creates ripples in little corners of the world.”Kannan Sundaram, Publisher (Kalachuvadu Publications)