Publishing, But Not As We Know It
For the first time, we have a generation of children who are reading more off screens than they are off paper. With developments such as eBook readers, writers producing novels and comics for mobile phones, online fan-fiction, digital book piracy and the panic-inducing Google Book Settlement, the book industry is in turmoil. Text is evolving and the traditional methods of production, marketing and even education are being left behind. This is nothing short of a revolution, and everyone involved in the book industry is faced with embracing it or losing touch with young readers.
CBI brings a panel of speakers together to discuss how to carry children’s books forward into this new age of publishing.
The Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Thursday June 11th 6.30-8.30pm
Chair Oisín McGann
Panel - Georgina Byrne, County Librarian, South Dublin Libraries; Sam Holman, Director, Irish Copyright Licensing Agency ; John McNamee, President European Booksellers Federation ; Peadar Ó’Guilín, Author
PS – Eoin Purcell has some terrific links and thoughts related to e books