Publishing Next ’12 was held on the 14th and 15th of September 2012. The event drew a larger participation compared to the first edition in 2011 and also consisted of more panel discussions and workshops. In addition, ‘insight-sharing sessions’ were held where speakers drew upon their experiences within the publishing industry. The full schedule of events can be viewed by clicking here.

The second edition focused on ways and means to create new readers, new writers and new publishers and discussed issues that were unique to India, such as the concerns of Indian language publishers and the preservation of oral traditions. Workshops helped the publishing community acquaint themselves with new skills and we introduced the concept of “insight talks” where experienced professionals were asked to share their experiences. This edition emphasized that there were issues within the publishing industry that needed continuous discussion and debate to elicit answers.

The speaker list during PN ’12 consisted of the following (click on “»” for details of each speaker):

  • Annie Zaidi, Author »
  • Aniruddha Sen Gupta »
  • Ashish Goel »
  • Badri Seshadri, New Horizon Media »
  • Brij Singh, Fliplog »
  • Chandni Khanna, Hippocampus »
  • Damodar Mauzo, Author and Sahitya Akademi award winner »
  • Deepali Shukla, Eklavya »
  • Desmond Kharmawphlang, NEHU »
  • Dilip Kumar, Great Minds »
  • Dinesh Ingawale, Welbound Worldwide »
  • Ganesh Devy, Bhasha Research Centre »
  • Jagdish Repaswal »
  • Jai Zende, booksTALK audiobooks »
  • Jibin Thomas, Great Minds »
  • K. Muralitharan, Madurai Press »
  • K. Satyanarayan, New Horizon Media »
  • K. Srinivas, Pearson India »
  • K. Vaitheeswaran, Indiaplaza.com »
  • K E Priyamvada »
  • Kiruba Shankar »
  • Manoj Karthikeyan »
  • Murthy Raju, BookConnect »
  • Nilima Sinha, AWIC »
  • Pratheek Thomas »
  • R. Sriram, Next Practice Retail »
  • R. Sundar Rajan, Strata Retail and Technology »
  • Rahul Dixit, Penguin India »
  • Ranjan Kaul, Oxford University Press »
  • Rajesh Jog, Waygate Capital »
  • Rakesh Khanna, Blaft Publications »
  • Sanjiv Goswami, Springer India »
  • Sayoni Basu, Duckbill »
  • Subhadra De, Chattim Books »
  • Shobha Viswanath, Karadi Tales »
  • Sumit Bhattacharjee, National Book Trust »
  • Sunita Singh, NEN »
  • Suresh M Nair, Welbound Worldwide »
  • Suzanne Singh, Pratham Books »
  • Subhromoni De, Chattim Books (Kolkata) »
  • Swati Roy, Eureka Bookstore and Bookaroo »
  • Tanushree Hazarika, Eclectic Publications »
  • Vatsala Kaul-Banerjee, Hachette India »
  • Venetia Kotamraju, Rasala Books »
  • Vikrant Mathur, Nielsen Book India »
  • Vikas L. Paranjape, Jyotsna Prakashan »
  • Vinutha Mallya, Publishing Consultant and Columnist »
  • Vivek Mehra, Sage India »

Reports on Publishing Next ’12

  • Pre-event coverage in yourstory.inprintweek.in and the Just Books blog.
  • Wisdom of the Crowd in Full Flow (a report by V. Krishnamoorthy for yourstory.in) »
  • Confronting the Big Issues in Indian Publishing (a report by Vinutha Mallya for Publishing Perspectives) »
  • The Next Chapter in Publishing (Mrs. Nilima Sinha reports for The Book Review) »
  • From the Duckbill blog (by Sayoni Basu) »
  • 13, here we come! (a report on Publishing Next with photographs) »
  • Lessons learned by an eager participant »
  • Publishing Next – A Solid Success (An interview of Leonard Fernandes, co-founder of CinnamonTeal Publishing) »

Follow the links to view photographs from Day 1 and Day 2. Videos will be uploaded soon.

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