Speaker: Andrew Franklin, Publisher and Managing Director, Profile Books
Series: Creative Practice and Enterprise Inaugural Lectures
- Venue: A130, College Building, St. John Street, London EC1V 4PB
- Followed by a reception in AG17 ("The Pool")
The Department of Creative Practice and Enterprise invites you to join Andrew Franklin's Inaugural Lecture as a Visiting Professor in Publishing Studies at City University London.
His chosen theme is Innovation and Change in Books and Publishing.
Andrew is a publisher of distinction. His early career was at Penguin Books, running the Hamish Hamilton imprint, before he established his own company, Profile Books, in 1996. Profile was founded with three staff and a publishing agreement with Economist Books. It has grown into a company publishing over 100 books a year with over 30 staff, and its publishing imprints now include Serpent's Tail and the recently-launched Clerkenwell Press.
Alongside his long list of distinguished authors, including Alan Bennett, Francis Fukuyama, Ian Stewart (FRS) and Wole Soyinka (Nobel Laureate), Andrew has also published the highly successful New Scientist series of general interest titles, including Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze, and the best-selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss (3 million copies sold).
In this Inaugural lecture, Andrew tackles the key issues of innovation and change in books and publishing. How are publishers innovating, in partnership with their authors, to meet the needs of readers?