Publishing Next, a conference we had in Goa last September, had one primary agenda – to discuss the future of publishing. Among those attending were publishers, authors, content creators, social media experts, government officials, freelancers, editors, designers, bloggers and many more.

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We believe the conference was largely successful, enough to encourage us to plan its next edition in 2012.

That said, we do not wish that Publishing Next should be an annual event. One during which people meet and only reminisce about the year gone by. We hope that the knowledge sharing, networking and plain amazement at what publishing has achieved and can achieve, be an ongoing discussion. To that end, we have initiated a discussion forum.

Publishing NextWe sincerely hope that this is not yet another discussion group but one that will be a platform not only for free discussion but also a conduit for networking, perhaps for collaboration between publishers or simply an excuse for free exchange of information. Everyone is free to join here, a passion for publishing (in its broadest sense) and a love for books being the only criteria. If there was one marked feature of Publishing Next, it was how a diverse group of people, some very remotely associated with the traditional concept of publishing, prompted some very serious discussion. Feel free to invite others too, those you feel will contribute to the growth of this platform.

So, welcome to the group! You can register yourselves here:

After you have registered, you can post your comments to the group using the email address [email protected]