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E-books and print on demand

ALPSP is running a seminar in London on 8 November, entitled 'The Book is
Dead:  long live the book'.

Developing technologies have challenged our idea of what a book actually
is. These days it may not only exist in physical printed form.  There are
a variety of electronic formats, and we now see a number of high-profile
titles being solely published on the internet.  These developments raise
fundamental questions about what publishing a book actually means.  The
traditional roles of manufacturers, publishers, retailers and authors are
all challenged.

In this seminar we aim to examine these developments, to hear how some of
the players are dealing with the challenges and how it may affect all of
our businesses.  Speakers will include representatives of LightningSource,
NetLibrary and KnowledgeView, as well as print suppliers and publishers
who are making their lists available in these new ways.  We shall hear
about both what the technology can do, and what the business consequences
are for the publisher.

The seminar is filling up fast, but some places are still available.  
Book now via the ALPSP website http://www.alpsp.org.uk/seminars

Sally Morris, Secretary-General
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
South House, The Street, Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3UU, UK

Phone:  01903 871686 Fax:  01903 871457 E-mail:  sec-gen@alpsp.org.uk
ALPSP Website  http://www.alpsp.org.uk

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