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SPN launches podcast, plans for real-world November conference

The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced that it has begun planning this year’s Independent Publishing Conference, which is scheduled to run from 26–28 November in Melbourne.

‘We are working on the—perhaps bold—assumption that restrictions caused by the coronavirus will largely be lifted by late November,’ SPN general manager Tim Coronel told Books+Publishing.

‘Closer to the time, if it’s clear that we won’t be able to hold the traditional three-day in-person event we will move to a backup plan to hold the conference online in some form, as so many other events have had to do this year,’ Coronel said.

The 2020 conference will include the event’s usual industry research day; Coronel said a call for papers for this day would be circulated ‘in coming weeks’. Meanwhile, presentations and sessions from the 2019 conference are now available via SPN’s newly launched podcast.

Coronel said SPN welcomes suggestions from the trade for the 2020 conference.


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