By the Book8

Publishing and the Changing World

Taking place:

University of Porto, Portugal

21 and 22 June 2023

The European Publishing Studies Association (EuroPub) aims to foster knowledge exchange around the contemporary book trade. By the Book brings together industry professionals, educators, and scholars to examine critical issues around the book publishing industry and take forward the developing field of publishing studies. Presentations will take different forms to accommodate the range of academic and industry voices that make By the Book, now in its eighth year, such a distinctive conference. In previous years we have discussed topics ranging from curation to the development of publishing skills.

By the Book will be hosted by the University of Porto - the city of Porto was voted the World's Leading City Destination in the World Travel Awards 2022

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Anne Mangen, Professor of literacy at the Norwegian Reading Center, University of Stavanger, in Norway

Andre Breedt, Managing Director of Nielsen Book, market leader in metadata supply, discovery, sales measurement, consumer research and commerce solutions for the book industry internationally

Gisèle Sapiro, CNRS Research Director and Professor of Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris

By the Book8 will focus on changes in the book trade, past and future. Whether these are based on technological, economic or sociological phenomena, they invite us to reflect on the behaviours and practices amongst the book industry, commercial and cultural actors in the field of books, and readers. We will concentrate on notable trends in publishing, crossing different sectors from consumer to academic publishing. Of particular interest this year are the challenges for industry personnel around securing resources, whether this concerns talent, IP, paper, or investment funds.

The conference fee is 275 euros including for those who would like to attend without presenting a paper. There is a reduced rate of 125 euros for PhD students. Delegates should make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

There is an extra fee for the conference dinner, which takes place at 8.00 pm on the Wednesday evening. The dinner venue is Restaurante Torreão, 37 das Virtudes, Porto.

For full information please download the call for papers. To submit your abstract please follow the link to the registration form.

The address of the conference venue is: University of Porto - Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Department of Communication and Information Sciences, Via Panorâmica s/n, 4150-564 Porto

Travel Information

Delegates should make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

Porto was voted the World's Leading City Destination in the World Travel Awards 2022

Here are some suggestions for hotels:

HF Tuela Porto

Hotel Douro

HF Ipanema Porto

Casa de Vilar Hotel Porto