Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Oratia takes its place on the international stage (online, of course)

Oratia Books' publisher Peter Dowling is set to appear online in two international seminars this week, helping to profile the New Zealand book business and share insights with publishers around the globe. 

At 8 pm on Wednesday 20 May, Peter will take part in a live session about New Zealand publishing on the Publishers Without Borders Facebook page. 

He'll join two fellow councillors from the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) — Melanee Winder, Managing Director of Hachette New Zealand and PANZ Vice President, and Nicola Smith, Managing Director of Invercargill-based Essential Resources, who is one of two educational publishing councillors. 

The three will be in discussion with UK-based publishing consultant Emma House, the former International Director of the British Publishers Association. 

Then on Thursday 21st morning at 9 am NZ time, Peter will be online to São Paulo for a roundtable organised by the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL). 

The chamber's Executive Director Fernanda Garcia will quiz Brazilian marketing guru Fabio Dantas and Peter about business opportunities and how to innovate during crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic. 

To be conducted in Portuguese, the session takes place at 6 pm on 20 May São Paulo time, and is open to members of the Chamber.

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