Publishing Next in Kochi, 15 to 17 September 2016

Industry awards to be presented in seven categories

A shot from the Publishing Next conference 2015 held on 11 and 12 September at Panaji in Goa

The seventh edition of the Publishing Next conference will be held in Kochi, Kerala from 15 to 17 September 2016. This year the conference will be spread over three days. The first day will consist of masterclasses, while the workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions will be held on days two and three. In addition, the Publishing Next Industry Awards will be presented during the networking dinner on day two. Sessions have been planned keeping in mind the concerns of publishers, editors, translators and others within the publishing industry. 

Publishing Next is primarily an industry conference focussed on issues of concern to the book publishing industry. The conference also maintains a broad perspective and looks out for directions in the future of book publishing, and the way those books are ultimately ‘consumed’ by the reader. The range and depth of the deliberations are invaluable for both industry veterans as well as young professionals. 

The conference has been attracting large numbers of stakeholders and enthusiasts from publishing and allied industries both from within the country and abroad, especially those who are very keen to know about the Indian market. They are attracted by the valuable deliberations covering the latest technologies and strategies employed by publishers. These deliberations covering panel discussions, workshops and networking meetings, offer endless opportunities to participants especially because of the quality of these interactive sessions.

The event is also known for the Publishing Next Industry Awards that are given to outstanding achievers from different segments of the industry. This year the awards will be presented in seven categories – Publisher of the Year; Bookstore of the Year; Printed Book of the Year – English; Printed Book of the Year – Indian Languages; Printed Children’s Book of the Year; Digital Book of the Year and Book Cover of the Year.

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