“Books Are Dead. Long Live Books”
IP Osgoode is proud to present our winter speaker series. In the last five years book publishing has probably gone through more change and upheaval than the previous twenty years combined. Douglas Pepper, a veteran of the publishing industry, will talk about those changes and the effects they’ve had on all elements of the book world, and perhaps make a few predictions. Although, according to Mr. Pepper, trying to predict anything in the book industry these days, even on a quarterly basis, may be a fool’s game.
“Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!” – February 13, 12:30pm-2:00pm, Room 1014, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Canada. Please RSVP to www.iposgoode.ca/rsvp, Event Code: Pepper, by Tuesday February 12. Lunch will be served. All are welcome. Click here for details.
Douglas Pepper: Douglas Pepper has been in the publishing industry for 28 years, first as the first editor at Random House of Canada’s nascent publishing program, then in New York as a Vice President and Senior Editor at Crown, a division of Random House, Inc. He moved back to Canada to become the President and Publisher of McClelland & Stewart in 2004, and most recently is founding publisher of his own non-fiction imprint, Signal/McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House of Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and The Radcliffe Publishing Procedures program at Harvard, and grew up in Toronto. The authors he has published include Carol Shields, Jimmy Breslin, Michael Cunningham, Julian Barnes, Peter Carey, Christopher Buckley, Samantha Nutt, Jonathan Ames, Conrad Black, Ann Coulter, Christopher Hitchens, Alain de Botton, Simon Shama, Anne Applebaum, and many others. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.