Long Live the BookThe International Book Conference finished today with presentations from a range of speakers. The overall conclusion was that the Book will not die and in fact is flourishing. Yes, we heard about problems in the Book Trade on the High Street, Academic Publishing and even the death nell of the monograph. But still the book is even more accessible through new channels and technologies.
Over 150 people came to the Third International Conference over three days, from 21 countries. Delegates attended a series of lively and stimulating plenary sessions, as well as individual papers on a host of topics, from ebooks to independent bookstores. Speakers included Antony Beevor, D. J. Taylor, and Boyd Tonkin. On the final day the conference heard from Jon Snow, Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University. Receptions were held at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, sponsored by Oxford University Press, and at Blackwell’s Broad Street shop.
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