Publishers Training Programme for Young Professionals 2015


German Book Office, New Delhi launched a programme for young professionals in publishing that showed what one needs to know in order to stay abreast with the requisite skills in the age of digital publishing and transmedia! The same was held on December 4 and 5, 2015 at India International Centre, New Delhi.

As per Prashasti Rastogi, director, German Book Office, “The GBO New Delhi wishes to attract young talent through this programme and this edition has provided knowledge on new developments in international markets. The two days training programme helped take the mystery out of the topics such as digital publishing, multi-platform strategy and rights management for cross media. The participants learnt, from international experts and other star practitioners from India, the know-how for conducting business. This interface not only took a look at German and international publishing industry but also addressed a major need felt by the young professionals.”

The programme leaders were the doyens from the trade itself. Nationally and internationally renowned subject experts with extensive experience made this training programme a distinct one adding to exclusivity of the course itself. The following were the main topics discussed at the programme – From Idea to Ink – Commissioning & Pitching in Genre Specific World , led by Karthika VK (HarperCollins India), Arpita Das (Authors UpFront); Building from the Spine Upwards – Book Design Workshop, led by – Stefanie Schelleis (Carl Hanser Verlag, Germany) and Sunandini Banerjee (Seagull Books); Trading Rights and Negotiating Copyright, led by – Dahlia Sen Oberoi (Sen-Oberoi, Attorneys-at-Law) and Priya Kapoor (Roli Books); and Scoring on some ‘Viral’ Charm – Publicizing your Book Effectively, led by Anurima Roy (Bloomsbury India).

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