The New Space in Publishing – 20th May 2015, 6-9pm Greenwich University (free to attend)

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Byte the Book’s founder, Justine Solomons has been invited to chair a panel at Greenwich University, it’s free to attend and you’re all invited, here are more details:

Join us for an evening of discussion with key figures in the publishing industry, hosted by Creative Conversations, an initiative of the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts at the University of Greenwich.

Steve Carsey, Director of Original Programming for Audible, Katrina Hopewell, marketing consultant in broadcast and digital publishing, Kate Pullinger, award winning novelist and digital storyteller and Jeremy Thompson, MD of independent publisher, Troubadour and its self publishing arm, Matador, will be joining panel chair, Justine Solomons of Byte the Book, to give their views on the opportunities and challenges for writers, publishers and other industry players in the rapidly shifting landscape, which is contemporary publishing.

On one hand we see massive consolidation of mainstream publishers, on the other there is the ever growing phenomenon of self-publishing. A multitude of new business models and new forms of content are emerging in the space in between.

Some of the questions our panel will address:

Maybe it’s never been easier for writers to publish, but how easy is it for them to make money?

What does it mean to be an ‘authopreneur’?

How are the traditional roles of writer, agent, publisher and publicist changing and what new skills and relationships do they need to develop in order to succeed or even survive?

How far have we gone in the journey towards industries defined by content (food, travel, fiction/drama), rather than platform (books, newspapers and magazines, television, radio, web) and what will happen when we get there?

Come and join the conversation!

Date: Wednesday 20th May 2015

6pm welcome drinks

6.30-8pm discussion

8-9pm wine reception

Venue: Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, 11 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 8EY (DLR stations Cutty Sark or Greenwich, 20 minutes from central London)

Entrance is free, but places are limited. Please register for the event at Eventbrite 

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