The Third International Conference on Publishing Industries and Publishing Education in the Digital Age was held at Wuhan University on October 18 – 20th, 2010. The conference was co-hosted by Pace University and Wuhan University and had more than two hundred professionals and scholars in attendance.
Professor Sherman Raskin, Director of the M.S. in Publishing Program at Pace University, gave the opening remarks. Michael Healy, Executive Director of the Book Rights Industry and Distinguished David Pecker Visiting Professor at Pace, gave the keynote address. His topic was “Seeking Permanence in a time of Turbulence: An Overview of Recent Trends and Developments in U.S. Digital Publishing and Book Selling”.
Pace University was very well represented at the conference. Susan Danzinger, Pace Publishing Advisory Board Member, presented a talk on “Discovering Digital Communities: Connecting with Book Buyers in their National Habitat.” Xiao Chuan Lian, a Senior Staff Associate and Adjunct Publishing Professor at Pace, delivered a talk on “Penguin Books to EBooks.” Kirstin Sandberg, also an Adjunct Professor of Publishing, discussed “Reimaging Business Publishing: Balance of Technology and Expertise.” Manuela Soares, Professor of Publishing, submitted a paper that was read by a Wuhan University Graduate student. Professor Soares’ topic was “Using the Kindle DX Reader in the Classroom: Is it an Effective Teaching Tool?”
Professor Chen Chuanfu, Dean of the School of Information Management at Wuhan University, and Professor Huang Xianrong, Chair of the Department of Publishing Science at Wuhan University, appreciated working with our colleagues from Pace to explore how technology influences publishing and publishing education today.
The next conference is scheduled for 2013, the 30th Anniversary of the Wuhan University Publishing Department.
Additional pictures of the conference can be viewed here: