Ashoka University and Oxford University Press India bring to the Asian academic community a half day workshop on contemporary publishing. Books and Journal publishing are a major component of the academic ecosystem, however the industry has gone through major changes in the past decade with technology playing a major role in its new avatar. This workshop is aimed at helping scholars, researchers, students working on Asia, develop a holistic understanding of what you need to know from the publisher’s themselves.
The workshop is divided across five sessions with industry experts and academics coming together to host it.
Session I: Global Academic Publishing: Emerging Trends
(Understanding broad academic publishing trends across the world.)
Speaker: Niko Pfund, Global Academic Publisher & President, Oxford University Press USA. He joined the Press in 2000 after a decade at New York University Press during which he served as editor in chief and director. A graduate of Amherst College, he speaks widely on issues related to publishing and scholarly publication.
Session II: What It Takes to Become an Author? Negotiating the Publishing World
(Understanding the nitty-gritty of publishing a book - from approaching a publisher to reaching the right readership.)
Conducted by OUP editors
Session III: Why the Journal is Not a Book?
(Delve into the world of journals and the innovative ways in which journal publishing is aiding researchers and scholars today.)
Speaker: Sunil Kumar is Professor of History at Delhi University. He specialises in medieval History and is the managing editor of the peer reviewed journal,The Indian Economic and Social History Review. Kumar is also the board member for Indian Economic and Social History Association, besides being on the editorial teams of many other renowned journals and professional bodies.
Session IV: Who is an Agent and Do You Need One?
(A conversation around the role an agent plays in publishing today.)
Speaker: Anish Chandy is the founder of the Labyrinth Literary Agency and was earlier heading business development and sales at Juggernaut Books. Prior to his publishing sojourn, Anish was a business intelligence consultant with Infosys for North America.
Session V: Is English my Publishing Tongue?
(Relevance of local language publishing in creating diverse knowledge ecosystems.)
Conducted by OUP editors
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