Nick Canty to Speak at the 2017 Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries

  • 2017-03-17

We are excited to announce that Nick Canty will be speaking at The Fifteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries.

Nick Canty's background is in the publishing industry where he worked for almost 15 years as a commissioning editor and publisher. He worked for Pearson, Thomson Reuters, and was then the Publishing Director for the academic press of a professional society. In his previous professional work, he has set up and managed commercial business units and launched various commercial enterprises, from book lists to major online information services. Nick Canty has been involved with a variety of media and publishing formats covering print and online services.

Canty lecture on the Sales, Marketing & Promotion module in Term I and Advanced Trade in Term II. In addition, he lectures on Publishing Contexts and the Publishing Project modules.

He is a Co-Investigator on the AHRC Academic Book of the Future research project, which is led by his colleague, Dr. Sam Rayner.

He was a member of the Professional Development Committee of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and is a member of the Association of Publishing Education (APE), the Association of Internet Researchers (AIR-L) and SHARP

Nick Canty is the Books Review editor for the journal Logos.

He was co-director with Anne Welsh of the Festival of Reading held at UCL in 2013.

The Centre for Publishing collaborates with the Universite Paris 13 and their Masters publishing programme. As well as student exchanges, this collaboration includes lectures in Paris and conducting joint research.

Research interests include the value, use and impact of social media within publishing companies and publishing companies in transition. You can see his research outputs here.

Nick Canty jointly organises the UCL / Publishers Association Digital Publishing Forum events, which take place at UCL throughout the year.

Learn more about the 2017 Conference here.