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Going Digital: JAMCOPY Presents Caribbean Digital Conference

TheOnlineMind Digital Publishing Conference

Whether or not it is televised, one thing is clear, the publishing revolution is digital. With that in mind the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency will be staging the Caribbean’s first digital publishing conference #TheOnlineMind. The three day conference will focus on trends in digital publishing and take place in Kingston Jamaica, November 2 - 5, 2015, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

According to the organizers #TheOnlineMine will be of value to everyone in the region involved in publishing and writing whether they have already gone digital or are only thinking about it. The conference will also include an Education Stakeholders Forum as well as four digital publishing master classes. The master classes are: Self-Publishing 101, Self-publishing for Fun or Profit, Propose, Pitch, Publish: Getting a Publisher’s Attention, and Born Digital: Creating an eBook.

Conference topics include the Impact of 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.  

JAMCOPY is organizing a team of experts from the international and local landscape to populate the conference panels. Several of these panelists have been culled from collecting and licensing societies across the globe. Speakers currently identified include Jon White of the Author’s Licensing and Collecting Society (the United Kingdom) and Caroline Morgan, General Manager of Australia’s Copyright Agency.

The Jamaican experts include Sonia Cunningham the Educational Technologist and Publishing Manager with one of the region’s largest textbook publishers, Carlong Publishers. Latoya West-Blackwood of iPublish Jamaica and current Chair of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica as well as Kenia Mattis of ‘Listen Mi Caribbean’ will be among the local presenters and panelists.

Carol Newman, chairman of #TheOlineMind and JAMCOPY General Manager argues that not only does the conference present learning experience, it is also as “superb networking opportunity”. 

#TheOnlineMind is open to authors, IP management practitioners, publishers, sef-published authors, attorneys, educational technologists, booksellers, librarians, information specialists as well as policy makers.