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Staying relevant in the Digital Age:

exploring the challenges, opportunities and expectations within the Digital Supply Chain


Wednesday September 24th 2014, 4-6pm, followed by a reception, UCL

Hosted by Karina Luke, Executive Director at Book Industry Communication Ltd, (BIC) the book industry’s supply chain organisation, this session focusses on the challenges and opportunities in the digital supply chain, with particular emphasis on adaptation, technology, and how to remain relevant in a changing environment. Perhaps one of the more demanding areas of digital (and print-on-demand) publishing currently, is children’s books and content, with increasing expectation from users/readers for high quality, graphical content.

Welcome and introduction to the Digital Supply Chain – it’s not magic!

Karina Luke, Executive Director, BIC.

Session 1

Children’s digital books – the challenges, and opportunities regarding technology, workflows, business models, and users’ expectations.

Patrick Crowley, Digital Marketing Manager, ePubDirect

Session 2

Adapting and changing business models to remain digitally relevant

Simon Pallant, IT Services Manager, Gardners will talk us through the rationale, benefits and challenges, behind their Hive project

Session 3

Print-on-Demand - arguably the age of permanent availability for mono printing, but what about colour and children’s books?

Panel discussion with: Jean Roberts, Business Development Director,


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 £46.00 for members of the Publishers Association or EDItEUR, and £92.00 for non-members (and a special fee of £15.00 for postgraduates from other universities).

Please click here for the application form.

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

You might also like to visit for information about the E-Books conference.

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