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Michael Bhaskar, Digital Publishing Director of Profile Books, set to speak at upcoming Footnote Summit

Issued by: Footnote Summit | 14 May 2014 11:38
Africa's largest digital publishing conference is just one month away and tickets are already on the brink of selling out. The conference which is in its second year of running will see hundreds of publishers from all over the world gather together in Cape Town to tackle changes to the publishing industry.

Michael Bhaskar
The primary keynote speaker at this year's conference is Michael Bhaskar, Digital Publishing Director at Profile Books and Serpent's Tail. He is also the author of a book exploring the past, present and future of publishing, The Content Machine. Michael has worked at several publishers, a literary agency, an economics research firm, founded a web startup and reviewed books for a newspaper as well as speaking and writing extensively about digital publishing and culture. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford and is a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur and a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow.

"We believe Michael will add immense value to the conference this year. His international experience in digital publishing and eBooks will help publishers from emerging markets that have just begun embracing digital publishing solutions," says Suhaifa Naidoo, organiser, Footnote Summit.

Primary sponsors for this year's summit include Snapplify, Realmdigital, Future Managers, Macmillan, Pearson and more. Footnote will also be held alongside the South African Book Fair and all Footnote attendees will gain free access to the book fair.

Register for Africa's largest digital publishing conference today via the Footnote website.

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