Creative Conversations – The New Space of Publishing

  • 20th May 2015
  • 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery


Creative Conversations is an initiative of the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts at the University of Greenwich, in association with the Stephen Lawrence Gallery.

Creative Conversations is looking forward to an evening of discussion on 20th May with key figures in the publishing industry.

Steve Carsey, Director of Original Programming for Audible, Katrina Hopewell, marketing consultant in broadcast and digital publishing, Kate Pullinger, award winning novelist and digital storyteller and Jeremy Thompson, MD of independent publisher, Troubadour and its self publishing arm, Matador, will be joining panel chair, Justine Solomons of Byte the Book to give their views on the opportunities and challenges for writers, publishers and other industry players in the rapidly shifting landscape, which is contemporary publishing.

On one hand – massive consolidation of mainstream publishers, on the other – the ever growing phenomenon of self-publishing. A multitude of new business models and new forms of content are emerging in the space in between.

Some of the questions we hope our panel will address:

Maybe it’s never been easier for writers to publish, but how easy is it for them to make money?

What does it mean to be an ‘authopreneur’?

How are the traditional roles of writer, agent, publisher and publicist changing and what new skills and relationships do they need to develop in order to succeed or even survive?

How far have we gone in the journey towards industries defined by content (food, travel, fiction/drama), rather than platform (books, newspapers and magazines, television, radio, web) and what will happen when we get there.

Come and join the conversation!

6pm welcome drinks

6.30-8pm discussion

8-9pm wine reception

Entrance is free, but places are limited. Please register for the event here