JAMCOPY to host Caribbean’s 1st Digital Publishing Conference

The Caribbean’s first Digital Publishing Conference, #TheOnlineMind will be held in Kingston, Jamaica from November 2-5, 2015 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The 3-day event, which is organised by the Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY), will highlight and address the global trend towards digital publishing.

This being the digital age, the Conference will provide valuable information and practical applications for everyone involved in writing and publishing. #TheOnlineMind will bring to the forefront issues such as the Impact of Digital Technology on Publishing, Copyright Protection in the Digital Era, Global Markets and Digital Distribution and making dollars and sense out of digital books.

Conference participants will be educated on a wide range of topics presented by an international team of expert speakers including Jon White of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society in the United Kingdom and Caroline Morgan, General Manager of Australia’s Copyright Agency. Jamaica’s own Sonia Cunningham, Educational Technologist and Publishing Manager, Carlong Publishers; Latoya West-Blackwood of iPublish Jamaica and the Book Industry Association of Jamaica and Kenia Mattis of ‘Listen Mi Caribbean‘ will be among the list of local presenters and panellists.

Conference chairperson and JAMCOPY General Manager, Carol Newman, describes the event as a superb networking opportunity and an excellent learning experience for all stakeholders.

The target audience is varied and includes Authors, IP Management Practitioners, Publishers, Self-Published Authors, Attorneys, Educational Technologists, Booksellers, Librarian/Information Specialists as well as Government Policy Makers.

#TheOnlineMind is sponsored by Carlong Publishers, International Publishers Association and media partners Power 106FM, Jamaica Observer, iPublish Jamaica and Listen Mi News.

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