New Models in Book Publishing – July 13, 2011 (Vancouver)


The publishing industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Learn how both Dominique Raccah (Sourcebooks) and Richard Nash (Cursor and Red Lemonade) have not only embraced this change, but have utilized it to create cutting-edge solutions. From developing digital partnerships to destroying the traditional notion of gate-keeping, these speakers are will make you reconsider everything that you thought you knew about the publishing industry.

Dominique Raccah is the CEO and publisher of Sourcebooks, the largest woman-owned trade book publisher in the country. Sourcebooks publishing culture is one of innovation; this attitude led into pioneering a line of cutting edge, bestselling mixed-media titles (MediaFusion) and resulted in an early involvement in digital book projects, iPhone apps, enhanced digital books and several exciting digital partnerships. Raccah currently serves as co-chair of the Book Industry Study Group. (www.sourcebooks.com)

Richard Nash is an independent publishing consultant and entrepreneur, presently developing a start-up portfolio of social publishing communities/imprints. For most of the past decade, he ran the iconic indie Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded the Association of American Publishers’ Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005. In 2006, Publishers Weekly picked him as one of the ten editors to watch for in the coming decade. This year the Utne reader named him of the Fifty Visionaries Changing Your World, and Mashable picked him as the #1 Twitter User Changing the Shape of Publishing. (http://www.rnash.com)

As both speakers will likely have different view on how to tackle the new print and digital divide, this evening is sure to prove to be an exciting one – we expect sparks to fly!

New Models in Book Publishing, July 13th, 7-9 pm, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver
Tickets: $10 at the door. Seating is limited, to reserve call 778-782-5241 or 778-782-5229 or email pubworks@sfu.ca.