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Call for papers...

Dear Colleague,

This note is to inform you of the current round in the call for papers for THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF THE BOOK. The deadline for proposals is 1 March 2004. Full details of the conference and the online call for papers are to be found at http://www.Book-Conference.com

To be held in Beijing, China, confirmed speakers include:

* Alfred Rolington, Chief Executive Officer, Jane's Information Group, London.
* John Shipp, University Librarian, University of Sydney, Australia.
* Melissa A. Rosati, Director, Editorial & Production for McGraw-Hill International, United Kingdom.
* Walter Bgoya, Chairman, African Books Collective, and Managing Director of Mkukina Nyota Publishers, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Mary Jay, African Books Collective, Oxford, UK.
* Prof. Bertrand Gervais, Departement d'Etudes Litteraires, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada.
* Timothy W. Luke, University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA.
* Dr. Sidney Berger, Department of English and Communications, Simmons College, USA.
* Plus a number of keynote speakers from China, details to be confirmed - visit the Conference website for regular updates.

Conference papers will be published in print and electronic formats in the peer refereed International Journal of the Book. If you are unable to attend the conference, virtual registrations are also available allowing you to submit a paper for publication, as well as providing you with full access to the full text of the electronic edition of the Journal for that year.

We hope you will be able to join the Book Conference community, either in its virtual form, or by joining us at this year's annual conference.

Yours Sincerely,

Howard Dare
Collie Director, International Centre for Graphic Technology
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia

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