Wednesday 3 February 2010

ALPSP Seminar: The Future of Academic Book Publishing, 18 March

Chair: Sam Bruinsma, Brill Publishing

British Institute of Radiology, London

This ALPSP one-day seminar provides a unique opportunity to consider both the present situation facing academic and scholarly publishers of all shapes and sizes, and the likely direction for the business of academic book publishing in the immediate future.

The keynote will be delivered by Paul DeCillis who is Director of Online Publishing at the American Institute of Physics who considers the present market for eBooks and looks forward to what we can expect in a rapidly changing environment - AIP have recently launched their own eBook platform.

The 'where are we currently?' theme is then picked up by consideration of the soon to be published 'ALPSP Scholarly Book Publishing' survey results. The place of third party suppliers such as the aggregators is considered as is the place for print in today's digital world. An expert overview of the latest eBook technologies follows a discussion of the likely impact of the looming Google Book Settlement. The expert panel of speakers then provide answers to questions from delegates before the Chair sums up.
Who should attend: all those concerned with strategies for developing book content from an Editorial, Sales, or Marketing background. Librarians interested in how scholarly book publishing is changing and developing will also find the seminar of interest.


Paul DeCillis, Director of Online Publishing, American Institute of Physics
Laura Cox, Managing Director, Frontline Global Marketing Services
Linda Bennett, Gold Leaf
Martin Marlow, CEO, Maverick Marketing
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico
Sarah Stamford, Project Manager, eBooks@Cambridge

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