The Seventh International Conference on the Book - 16-18 October 2009

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University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

** The Seventh International Conference on the Book **
16-18 October 2009
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

This is a conference for any participant in the world of books - authors, publishers, printers, librarians, IT specialists, book retailers, editors, literacy educators and academic researchers. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. Accommodation options are also available.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, or a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session.

Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

This knowledge community is brought together by common interest in the past, present and future of books and publishing. The community interacts through an innovative an innovative face-to-face conference, as well as year-round virtual relationships in a weblog, peer reviewed journal and book imprint - exploring the affordances of the new digital media. Members of this knowledge community include academics, publishers, librarians, IT professionals, authors, researchers and research students.

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