There are a couple of educational opportunities in the works over the next month from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) that might pique the interest of our followers.

A panel titled, State of the Industry: Publishing and Copyright Policy, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th at 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. (EST) in the BookExpo at the Javits Center, in New York City.

The panel will be moderated by Associated Press publishing reporter Hillel Italie, and will feature some of the most influential voices in copyright policy. The team will explore the equities of copyright law as they relate to authors, publishers, and other aspects of the public interest, from the promise of global digital commerce to the evolving legal landscape in the courts and on Capitol Hill.

AAP is also hosting the Leadership Roundtable: Publishers on Publishing featuring CEOs Markus Dohle (Penguin Random House), Carolyn Reidy (Simon & Schuster), and John Sargent (Macmillan). This will be the opening keynote for the trade show floor on Thursday, May 31 at 9:45 a.m. The CEOs will answer questions that speak to the health of the publishing industry, how they expect it will evolve, and how citizenship factors into the business.

Registration for BookExpo is available in advance online or at the door. If you are in the New York City area, don’t miss out on these opportunities.



Melody K. Smith

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