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The Oxford Handbook of Publishing->8 scenarios for the future of publishing

06/11/2019 @ 18:30 - 21:30



The Galley Club meeting on Wednesday, 6 November 2019; 6:30pm

Venue: The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross

We are very pleased to welcome to The Water Rats, Angus Phillips and Michael Bhaskar, two foremost ‘activists’ in the book publishing world, from the ink-on-paper school through to the on-screen publications which punctuate our book world. Angus and Michael will present some thought experiments around the future of publishing, taken from the conclusion of their new book The Oxford Handbook of Publishing.

Angus Phillips is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing at Oxford Brookes University. He formerly worked in the publishing industry as a trade editor at Oxford University Press. He has given talks and lectures about publishing all over the world including across Europe and in China and South America; and has carried out consultancy and training work with international publishers. He is on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press and was a judge for The Bookseller industry awards for four years in a row. With Michael Bhaskar he is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Publishing.

He is the author of a number of books including Turning the Page (2014) and Inside Book Publishing (sixth edition 2019, with Giles Clark). He is the editor of Logos and in 2015 published a book of selected articles from the journal’s 25-year history: The Cottage by the Highway and other essays on publishing.

Michael Bhaskar is a writer, digital publisher, researcher and entrepreneur. He is Co-Founder of Canelo, a new kind of publishing company based in London, and Writer in Residence at DeepMind, the world’s leading AI research lab.

He has written and talked extensively about publishing, the future of media, the creative industries and the economics of technology around the world . He has been featured in and written for The Guardian, Financial Times, and Wired… and found on BBC 2, the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and NPR amongst others.

Michael has been a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur and a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow. He has written a prize-winning monograph, The Content Machine, and Curation: The Power of Selection in a World of Excess. He is also the lead author of the Literature in the 21st Century report, Chair of The Book Society, co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Publishing and can be found on Twitter as@michaelbhaskar.

Nearest station to The Water Rats: King’s Cross [3-minutes’ walk].


The Galley Club


The Water Rats
328 Gray's Inn Road
London, WC1X 8BZ United Kingdom

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