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BookUp: APA announces online panels

The Australian Publishers Association (APA), which in March postponed its planned one-day BookUp conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will instead present a series of online panel and conversation sessions next week, as ‘a taster for what’s to come with the BookUp Conference in 2021’.

The five online sessions will take place from Tuesday, 20 October to Thursday, 22 October and are free for APA members, or $150 for the series for non-members.

The sessions are:

  • ‘The Future of Publishing post Covid-19’ featuring APA president and OUP ANZ editorial & design director Lee Walker, Pearson managing director—Asia Pacific David Barnett, UQP director Ben James, Hachette ANZ CEO Louise Sherwin-Stark and CSIRO Publishing director Andrew Stammer.
  • ‘International Rights Sales in the Asia Pacific’ featuring MUP CEO Nathan Hollier and Yillin Press vice president Shirley Xie in conversation with Thames & Hudson managing director Daniel Watts.
  • ‘Success Story—International Rights Sales of Australian Books’ featuring Macquarie University’s Paul Crosby and Jan Zwar for a discussion of research findings with Australia Council head of literature Wenona Byrne.
  • ‘Data Insights and Covid-19 Changes’ featuring PRH Australia publishing director Justin Ractliffe in conversation with US publishing industry veteran Mike Shatzkin.
  • ‘Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship’ featuring PRH Australia commissioning editor and senior audiobook producer Radhiah Chowdhury on her fellowship and forthcoming report entitled It’s hard to be what you can’t see: diversity within Australian publishing.

For more information see the APA website.



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