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BPANZ After 5: A Day in the Life of a Publisher (NB This event ran on 17 June)

By May 1, 2008 No Comments

It’s time we all met. Come and join us for a new series of BPANZ After 5 events.

The first of these will be Tuesday 17 June and throughout the rest of the year BPANZ will be hosting regular sessions on industry-related issues to keep you abreast of new developments and to provide you with insights into different aspects of publishing.

The BPANZ After 5 sessions are open to everyone in the industry. Whether you are new to publishing or an old hand, the BPANZ After 5 events will give you a chance to catch up with the latest industry issues and to meet and network with others.

And we’ve chosen a great bar called Grand Central which isn’t in New York but is New York inspired in Ponsonby! We have a room upstairs and after the event there’s time and space to chat downstairs by the fire.

A Day in the Life of ….. a Publisher, with Sam Elworthy, Lorain Day and Kevin Chapman

Tuesday 17 June, 5.00pm, Grand Central 126 Ponsonby Road (near corner of MacKelvie St just past the Richmond Rd intersection)

Three successful publishers with very different publishing lists give us an insight into their everyday working life. Sam Elworthy is Publishing Director of Auckland University Press, a dynamic and lively scholarly publisher of New Zealand history and biography, Maori and Pacific studies and new poetry; Publishing Manager Lorain Day heads the editorial department at HarperCollins New Zealand, which produces a large range of new books a year covering gardening, social history, biography and autobiography, lifestyle, health and cookery, as well as fiction and children’s books; Kevin Chapman is Publisher for Hachette Livre, whose New Zealand list has a big emphasis on sport and other books with wide popular appeal. Kevin has published many of New Zealand’s top celebrities.

Without giving away their very best secrets, this impressive line-up of publishers will most likely cover some of the following: the author/publisher relationship, strategies for developing a ‘good’ list, NZ vs global publishing, negotiating contracts. This is a fun, informative panel discussion with plenty of opportunity for lively audience participation.

A $10 cash charge is made for each event to cover costs and includes a first drink and nibbles.

Please circulate this notice widely and encourage newcomers to the industry to attend and we look forward to seeing you there.