The Publishers Association Digital Publishing Forums

The Publishers Association Digital Publishing Forum in association with UCL and EDITEUR


Wednesday 4th February 2015 4-6pm

Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT. Followed by a reception in the Arts faculty common room, G24 Foster Court

Publishing is one of the most creative and innovative sectors in the Creative Industries today. Digital started in our industry decades ago delivering journal articles electronically‎ before becoming embraced by the trade and education sectors. The internet has transformed the way we do business, consumer demand and taste and the way content is delivered. Digital skills are now needed in every aspect of the publishing process. 

New graduates either in publishing, or looking to get into publishing are most likely to be digital natives, providing the industry with a mixed workforce when it comes to skills.

This panel will explore the digital skills that are needed to work in publishing today, where your skills can be applied across the various sectors of publishing, and what the industry is doing to upskill the workforce. Whether you are new to publishing, looking to upskill or looking to understand how your skills can be better applied across the broad base of the publishing industry, this seminar will help clarify the opportunities and needs of employers.


  • Neil Morrison, Group HR Director, UK and International Companies at Penguin Random House
  • Jon Salt, Head of Digital Development, Random House
  • Eela Devani, Digital Development Director at Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Janet Batson, Learning & Development Consultant Cambridge University Press
  • Suzanne Kavanagh, The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
  • Chair: Emma House, Publishers Association

Please note new pricing: £30 for PA members, £60 non members

The event is free to students on publishing courses

Forthcoming events:

4th March - Legal issues

20th May - Digital Marketing

The forum has been organised by Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research and University College London. Any questions about the content can be directed to him at


These friendly, informal events allow ample time for questions and discussion, followed by drinks and an opportunity for further networking and discussion. The seminar fee is £30.00 for members of the Publishers Association or EDItEUR, and £60.00 for non-members.

Please click here for the application form.

For further information, please contact:


For presentations from previous forums, please visit this page on the Publishers Association website

You might also like to visit for information about the discoverability seminar in December.

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