Westchester Publishing Services, the U.S.-based editorial, composition, and digital conversion services provider, and Publishers Weekly have drawn over 400 registrants for a July 8 webinar entitled “Publishing Now: Day to Day Challenges & Solutions.”
"The idea for this webinar came out of a similar event that Westchester hosted in late March, during the early weeks of the work-from-home era,” said Tyler Carey, chief revenue officer for WPS. “At that time, a lot of publishers were still trying to figure out how to keep everything moving in a very different environment.” As the pandemic as dragged on, Carey noted, many of its publishing clients are now looking at new ways they can produce and get their books to market.
Discussions with clients, Carey continued, involve greater use of print-on-demand, digital-first editions of books that may not be released until fall, eliminating paper workflows, and “even considering the idea that certain tasks that had been considered only doable in an office environment could now be outsourced to free up staff.”
Panelists who will address the questions of the changing modes of work, production, printing, and distribution are Cathy Felgar, publishing operations director at Princeton University Press; Brian O’Leary, executive director of BISG; Marina Padakis Lowry, senior managing editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media Group; and Kelly Gallagher, v-p of content acquisition at Ingram Content Group. Jim Milliot, editorial director of Publishers Weekly, will serve as moderator.
To register or the webinar, which begins at 10:30 a.m. EDT, go here. Anyone who registers before the webinar can submit questions for the panelists to consider.