Join Richard Charkin for the launch of his memoir My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing at The Book Lounge (6 Jun)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing 1972-2022 by Richard Charkin.

Richard Charkin will be in conversation with Eugene Ashton at the event.

My Back Pages is an insider’s account of the last 50 years of the publishing industry: the essential guide for writers, readers, students of publishing and book industry professionals including librarians, booksellers, literary agents, printers, copyright lawyers, digital experts.

About the book

Richard Charkin’s experience as a publisher is unique among his generation. Over the past half century he has been (at different times) a scientific and medical publisher, a journal publisher, a digital publisher and a general publisher. He has worked for family-owned, publicly owned, university-owned companies and start-ups. In this memoir he uses his unrivalled experience to illustrate the profound changes that have affected the identity and practices but not the purpose of publishing.

Of course there are stories about well-known personalities he has encountered in his career – Madonna, Jeffrey Archer, Robert Maxwell, Paul Hamlyn, Mohammed Al-Fayed and many more. But his primary purpose is to provide an insider’s account of the social, technological, commercial and geographical developments as seen through the eyes of a gifted all-round publisher who has made a very significant contribution to the profession.

Event details

Date: Thursday 6 June 2024
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland St, Cnr Buitenkant and Roeland St, Cape Town
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Categories International Non-fiction

Tags Book events Book launches Cape Town Eugene Ashton Jonathan Ball Publishers My Back Pages Richard Charkin

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