(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
6 April 2020, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
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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