Book Summit 2011 – All You Can Eat: Reading, Writing and Publishing with the New Creative Content

The Book and Periodical Council and Humber College, in association with Authors at Harbourfront Centre, are pleased to present

Book Summit 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

It’s All You Can Eat: Reading, Writing and Publishing with the New Creative Content. As we move beyond the business issues of delivery and devices, it is time to explore where the real game-changing impact of the digital revolution will lie: in the content.

How will the new technologies affect the old forms?

We know that people are reading more, but what is it that they want?

Shorter fiction? Multimedia extravaganzas? Spontaneous journalism?

What will be the role of publishers and writers in a world
of fan fiction and crowd sourcing?

How will systems and staff be changed to accommodate
wild new forms of writing?

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Book Summit 2011 explores what readers read and what writers write in this age of choice and experimentation.

This year’s conference will have a special focus on the changing habits of readers and the emerging forms of creative expression.

Your day will begin with a keynote address, followed by an interview with the keynote speaker. Join your colleagues for a panel discussion on readers and reading in all its new forms. Enjoy lunch steps from the water and have
a chance to mix and mingle. Choose two of our practical workshops in the early afternoon. The day will end with a panel discussion. Hear industry experts weigh in on the future of content.

Book Summit 2011


Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians and technology writer and book reviewer for Time magazine, will be the keynote speaker for Book Summit 2011.

The Reading of Narrative Panel
Three researchers studying the mysteries of reading will discuss choice, interactivity, reader response and the implications of e-reading on storytelling.

Cater Your Day with Two Workshops from a Choice of Six

The Kids Are All Right: Potential for Digital Content

Sharing the Narrative: Gaming and Interactive Digital Media

Book App Development and Promotion

Transmedia: What It Means

EPUB 3: The New Standard

The New Manuscript: For Writers and Editors

Food for Thought Panel

The day will close with a panel discussion examining the day’s proceedings and how content and the way we read are being transformed.

Who Should Attend?

Writers, publishing professionals, editors, librarians, educators, booksellers,
literary agents, policy makers and publishing students are invited to join
us for a delicious day of information and inspiration.

Go to to register or find out more!


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