publishing next, a conference on future of publishing, to be held on September 16 and 17 in Goa

By Team YS|1st Jun 2011
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Publishing Next

CinnamonTeal Publishing, the British Council YCE winner, is the organizerCinnamonTeal Publishing, a division of Dogears Print Media Pvt. Ltd, is organizing Publishing Next, a two-day Conference on the future of publishing on 16 and 17 September 2011 in Goa.

Supported by the British Council, UK’s international organisation for educational and cultural relations, the Conference will attract publishers, authors, bloggers, digital content developers, literary critics and others associated with the publishing ecosystem from around the country and internationally.

Through panel discussions, the Conference will address the impact of social media marketing, business process outsourcing, and proliferation of ebooks on the publishing industry. Publishing Next is also designed to be a networking platform to facilitate the trade of publishing rights, encourage dialogue between publishers and vendors and organize workshops on the technical aspects of social media marketing and digitization of content.

Speakers at the conference will include

- Kiruba Shankar, CEO of Business Blogging. Ambassador at TEDx

- G. R. Raghavender, Director (Copyright & Book Promotion), MoHRD, Government of India

- Nilanjana Roy, Literary Critic and Columnist

- Kailash Balani, President at Federation of Booksellers & Publishers Associations in India

- Kinjal Shah, COO of Crossword Bookstores

- Ramu Ramanathan, Editor, Printweek India

- Rubin D’Cruz, Director, Kerala State Institute of Children’s Literature

For more information and registration details, visit http://www.publishing-next.com

Publishing Next is being supported by the British Council who is actively involved in promoting creative entrepreneurship in India through programmes that share the UK’s expertise and experience of developing the creative economy and by supporting ecologies within which it can flourish.

About CinnamonTeal

CinnamonTeal Publishing, established in 2007, pioneered the business of providing publishing services to authors and trade publishers in India. Located in Goa, they have catered to customers in 18 countries and have published books across genres and in 9 languages. In 2010, Leonard Fernandes, co-founder of CinnamonTeal was awarded the British Council-sponsored Young Creative Publisher Award for being "grounded and well aware of the practicalities of [the] business, well researched and open to ideas", an award, he says, “was timely because it endorsed self-publishing as a legitimate form of expression at a time when the idea of self-publishing is itself hotly debated”. Following that he participated in the panel discussion, Digital Publishing Innovation in New Markets at the London Book Fair in April this year. www.cinnamonteal.in

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunity and cultural relations and is represented in over 100 countries worldwide. We promote engagement and trust worldwide through an exchange of knowledge and ideas. The British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur programme (YCE) has been running since 2005, the only programme of its kind in India, unique in its focus on creative entrepreneurs working in the sectors of Interactive, Screen, Communications, Design, Performing Arts, Publishing, and Fashion.

To find out more about our work in India please visit www.britishcouncil.org.in

YourStory is the online media partner for this conference.

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