(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
Date
6 April 2020, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description
This seminar has been postponed in response to the evolving public health challenge caused by COVID-19

Nick Canty (University College London)
Bibliotherapy in a University Setting. Are Publishers Meeting Demand?

With the positive impact of reading for well-being now established, many universities offer bibliotherapy services to students. Books are offered in print or online across various issues which students can hire out either following a consultation with a therapist or using a self-help service. This talk will consider the most popular genres requested by students at a UK university and contrast this with the genres of books being published in the UK to understand whether publisher’s output matches up with student demand.

Nick Canty is a Lecturer on UCL's MA in Publishing. Prior to joining UCL he worked in the publishing industry. His research interests include social media and academic publishing.



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