I'm chairing what should be a fascinating seminar next week. (Well that's in my humble opinion and this post has nothing whatsoever to do with self-promotion.) We'll be discussing the future of travel publishing... which with the onslaught of the internet is facing interesting times. The net is driving growth in travel - which you'd think would drive growth in travel guide sales... but at the same time the net is also providing stacks of free travel info and advice in direct competition with traditional guidebooks. So... huge opportunity coupled with significant risk. Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Stanfords bookshops, Penguin and Alastair Sawaday will all be participating. You can find out more here.