Sun 3 April 2011 at 12.00 pm
Publishing the future
Oxford Brookes event at the Oxford Literary Festival
Sunday 3 April 2011
Corpus Christ College, Oxford University
Chair: Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University
Panel: Victoria Barnsley, Chief Executive and Publisher of HarperCollins; Cathy Galvin, Deputy Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine; Marcus du Sautoy, Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and author of The Number Mysteries
With the arrival of electronic reading devices has come new thinking about how books will be published and how they will be read. Will the ebook take the place of the printed book? Will reading on screen become the norm? Will authors want to publish their own work? How is the publishing industry changing and is it reacting fast enough in response to changes in technology and the demands of authors and readers? A publisher, journalist and author debate ebooks and the future of publishing.