By the Book5 - June 2018

Publishing in a changing media environment

New products, new organizations and new research models

Taking place:

Villa Finaly, Florence

13 to 15 June 2018

The European Publishing Studies Association (EuroPub), founded in 2016, aims to foster the exchange of knowledge around the contemporary book trade. By the Book5 brings together industry professionals, educators, and scholars to examine key issues around the digital transformation of the book, as well as to discuss the developing field of publishing studies. Presentations will take different forms to accommodate the range of academic, professional, educational, and independent voices that make By the Book, now in its fifth year, such a unique conference. In previous years we have discussed topics ranging from the evolution of cultural habits (‘Building audiences’, 2016) to the development of publishing skills (‘Curation’, 2017).

The conference fee is 250 euros including for attendance without presenting a paper. There is a reduced rate of 100 euros for PhD students. There will be some accommodation available at the conference venue, the Villa Finaly, to be arranged once papers are accepted. Delegates should make their own arrangements for travel.

Papers for submission to the conference should be sent by Monday 29th January 2018 to: Miha Kovac
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Call for papers

The conference welcomes papers from international researchers including PhD students. The committee invites proposals of the following types:

  • Research papers (including pedagogical research)
    20 minute long presentations of research outcomes
  • Poster presentations
    A3 posters which visualize research outcomes or projects, accompanied by a 5 minute introduction of the poster.
  • Group proposals for roundtable discussions of key issues
    hour long discussions including questions
  • Best practice in teaching Publishing Studies
    15 minute long presentations of case studies (e.g. live projects, group work, special assignments)

Proposals should be of around 250 words together with a short (100 word) biography of the participant/s. Subject to peer review, a selection of the best papers will be published in a special issue of the premier publishing journal Logos.

Papers for submission to the conference should be sent by Monday 15th January 2018 to: Miha Kovac
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