Canbury's 'Beyond the Book' talk series continues

Posted on April 26 2021

Canbury's 'Beyond the Book' talk series continues

We have taken the decision to continue with the virtual series of author talks we began hosting during the pandemic lockdowns.

Our Beyond the Book talk series has included criminal lawyer William Clegg, author of Under the Wig, giving a talk on "Who is most likely to murder you?", and political commentator Ian Dunt, author of Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?, holding talks on both post-Brexit Britain and the relationship between Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill (based on a chapter from his latest book, How to be a Liberal).

These talks have given us an additional revenue stream while bookshops were closed, and enabled our authors to grow their platforms and to dig deeper into aspects of their books, or to relate them to topical events and real-life scenarios.

Publisher Martin Hickman said: "We’ve been impressed with the ability to easily integrate Zoom with Eventbrite, and thus host large online events; for one talk, we had almost 900 attendees. As a small press, we don’t have deep pockets or a big backlist to keep us going through tough times. This event series has been a welcome revenue stream while authors have been unable to participate in bookstore events and other opportunities to showcase their expertise and promote their latest books in person. We’re looking forward to the return of literary festivals this year and hope people will continue to support their local bookstores now they’re able to hold events once again, but we’ll keep hosting online events for as long as we can find interesting topics and audiences."

The next author talk, "Liberalism versus Libertarianism in the Age of Covid" will be with author Ian Dunt (pictured), and will take place on 27th April at 19:30, UK time. You can book a ticket here.

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