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  Since last year we’ve been conducting research with clients and have discovered that if you work in book publishing, then it is highly likely that your publishing skills have transferred to your pet, in particular your cat or dog. Following on from these discussions, will be acquiring a small consultancy called ‘Purr-roofreaders Are […]

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Fact or fiction: Why the divide?

A talk from Anna Faherty at The Galley Club explores the subject with us. BOOK HERE for this event
Fiction or non-fiction? It’s the first decision we make when we enter a bookshop and it defines many of our reading identities. But why, in an age of ‘curation’, does everyone cling to this divide? At best, it helps us know what we’re getting. At worst, it hinders book discovery.

Anna’s talk will challenge how publishers and booksellers develop, label and present stories of all kinds, both on and offline. She’ll be blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction, shaking up bookshop tables and sharing her passion for ‘generous browsing’. Expect an evening of diverse and provocative ponderings, from Netflix algorithms to the power of story and the right way to do curation.
Anna Faherty is an award-winning researcher, writer and teacher who has worked in publishing for over 25 years. Anna now collaborates with publishers and museums on an eclectic range of print, exhibition and digital projects. She teaches on publishing and writing courses at City University, Kingston University, Oxford Brookes University, University of the Arts and UCL. Her book States of Mind is a genre-busting anthology of science, philosophy, fiction and art published by Wellcome Collection.
Anna tweets as @mafunyane

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ALPSP: An Update On Access to Research

The Access to Research initiative gives public library users across the UK free access to over 15 million academic articles. Attend this webinar to find out how the initiative came about, what the implications are for existing publishing business models, and why it is important for publishers to continue to get involved to further expand public access to academic content.

The agenda will cover: background to Access to Research (what it is and how it works); the current picture (usage, titles, regions); publisher and librarian collaboration; a summary of the independent report into the service; and looking to the future.

This webinar is for anyone with responsibility for publishing strategy, open access, content distribution, rights and licensing including managers and directors in operations, global rights, legal affairs and publishing departments.

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