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  • The Indie Publishing Journey: From Manuscript to Market

    Tuesday09:45 - 10:3014 Mar 2017

    Author HQ

    Everybody's publishing journey is different; whether you are indie publishing your own work, trade published or a start-up publisher. In this session, chaired b...

    • Language: English

  • Springer Nature SciGraph: Building a High Quality Semantic Graph for Linked Science

    Tuesday10:00 - 10:3014 Mar 2017

    Theatre @ Tech

    We are pleased to introduce Springer Nature SciGraph, the new Linked Open Data platform aggregating data sources from Springer Nature and key partners from the ...

    • Language: English

  • Leveraging Mobile Technology for Early Childhood Development

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    Dark Room

    Being read to regularly at an early age can mitigate some of the effects of poverty on learning outcomes. Regular reading to children using storybooks and read ...

    • Language: English

  • Wellcome Book Prize 2017: Shortlist Press Conference

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    English PEN Literary Salon

    The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that engage with the topics of health and medicine and the many ways they touch ...

    • Language: English

  • Promoting Literature in Translation: A Practical Guide

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    Literary Translation Centre

    Promoting literature in translation is full of challenges – but what about ideas that actually work? Join us as we look at specific examples by three publishers...

    • Language: English

  • Polish Book Market: Overview of the Publishing and Distribution Landscape

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    Apex Room, National Hall Gallery

    Main Trends and Perspectives of Development. The Polish book market will be measured and broken down into categories and sub-categories, including distribution...

    • Language: English

  • Overview of the UK Publishing Industry and The London Book Fair

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    International Business Lounge (Stand 3D10)

    "Overview of the UK Publishing Industry and The London Book Fair" will be presented by Emma House (Publishers' Association) and Katie Morris (The London Book Fa...

    • Language: English

  • New Poetic Universes

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    In his introduction to Arc’s 2009 anthology Six Polish Poets, Jacek Dehnel wrote that Poland’s new voices could be split into two camps: those working in tradit...

    • Language: English

  • Brexit: Good News or Bad News for the Publishing Industry?

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    Olympia Room, Grand Hall

    Organised by the Publishers Association, Supported by the Publishers Licensing Society. Is a weaker pound delivering an unexpected export boom, with UK books n...

    • Language: English

  • Look! Polish Picture Book!

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    Children's Hub (1F11)

    This session is presented by the Polish Book Institute as part of the Poland Professional Programme. Look! Polish Picturebook! is the publication which present...

    • Language: English

  • Copyright: Still Encouraging Learning

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    The Faculty

    This seminar was programmed by Cambridge University Press. Copyright was originally established to “encourage learning”. Some three hundred years on, it continu...

    • Language: English

  • From Sketch to Shelves: A Publisher’s View

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0014 Mar 2017

    Cross-Media Collection (2B41)

    Join Sam Arthur, CEO and Co-Founder of Nobrow, as he talks to the Association of Illustrators about the publishing process. Sam will be joined by William Grill,...

    • Language: English

  • Publisher Pitches (pre-registration only)

    Tuesday10:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    High Street Theatre

    Participating publishers and booksellers. RSVP to Sharon.benton@booksellers.org.uk. Includes afternoon tea and networking.  

    • Language: English

  • Independent Publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing

    Tuesday10:45 - 11:3014 Mar 2017

    Author HQ

    Hear about the writing and publishing experiences of some bestselling authors in a daily author panel discussion, which today features:   Speakers: Rachel Ab...

    • Language: English

  • Alleviating Academic Journal Publishing Pain Points

    Tuesday10:45 - 11:1514 Mar 2017

    Theatre @ Tech

    Uncertainty over content output? Tedious proofing cycles? Disjointed processes? Limited collaboration?  During this presentation, Suresh Kumar, Solution Archit...

    • Language: English

  • Contemporary Maltese Poetry by Mario Azzopardi, Maria Grech Ganado and Immanuel Mifsud

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Poetry Pavilion

    Contemporary Maltese Poetry by Mario Azzopardi, Maria Grech Ganado and Immanuel Mifsud performed by Edward De Gaetano and Marta Vella.  

    • Language: English

  • Jumping the Pond: Ways to Sell More Books in the US

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    International Business Lounge (Stand 3D10)

    Ways to Sell More Books in the U.S. Knowing the vast U.S. Markets Reaching 9 U.S. Media Markets UK Topics that sell well in U.S. Effects of BREXIT on GBP v...

    • Language: English

  • XML Production Through Google Docs

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:0014 Mar 2017

    Theatre @ Tech

    During this seminar, Darren Ryan, CEO of Deanta, will look at how the latest version of Google Docs empowers the creation of a full online XML production workfl...

    • Language: English

  • Licensing Books To and From Poland: Overview of the Polish Market

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Apex Room, National Hall Gallery

    The panellists will discuss licensing books to and from Poland. The seminar is aimed at those interested in selling their books to Poland and those wanting to e...

    • Language: English

  • Digital Poland: New Trends in Publishing from The Witcher's Homeland

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Cross-Media Collection (2B41)

    This seminar is presented by the Polish Book Institute as part of the Poland Professional Programme. Recently, top publishing players have recognised the poten...

    • Language: English

  • Am I a Crime Writer? Crime Fiction from Poland

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Following in the footsteps of Scandi Crime and Nordic Noir, Polish crime is now garnering international attention. Zygmunt Miłoszewski, widely considered to be ...

    • Language: English

  • How to Think Like a Publicist: For Translators

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Literary Translation Centre

    As publicist for Scribe UK, Sarah Braybrooke’s job is to garner media attention early on. Whether she highlights that the book has been translated from another ...

    • Language: English

  • Connecting Readers to Content and Keeping their Interest

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    The Faculty

    This seminar was programmed by Ingenta. Readers are inundated with content and often struggle to get their hands on what they need. For publishers trying to co...

    • Language: English

  • The Quantum Publishing Innovation Award: The Finalists Present

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Olympia Room, Grand Hall

    The shortlisted finalists from the Quantum Innovation Award entries present in quick-fire fashion to a panel of judges. We are pleased to introduce the followin...

    • Language: English

  • International Literature Showcase Presents: India at 70, Language Barriers, Language Futures

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    English PEN Literary Salon

    India has 22 official languages and many hundreds of mother tongues. What lies ahead for this most multilingual of nations? Can linguistic diversity support gre...

    • Language: English

  • Megaphone: Introducing New Voices of Colour in Children’s and Teen Literature

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Children's Hub (1F11)

    For the past year, the Megaphone writer development scheme has been mentoring new writers from ethnic minority backgrounds, as they write their first novel for ...

    • Language: English

  • A Gateway to China: The Work of the Confucius Institutes

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Dark Room

    There are around 30 Confucius Institutes at universities in the UK. They are non-profit collaborations established to promote Chinese language and culture. This...

    • Language: English

  • Funding Opportunities for Publishers and Writers from Kickstarter and Arts Council England

    Tuesday11:45 - 12:3014 Mar 2017

    Author HQ

    Join Margot Atwell, the Director of Publishing at Kickstarter, and Gemma Seltzer, Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, for an informative discussion ab...

    • Language: English

  • Unlocking Content Value and Reducing Production Costs with Hidden MetrixTm

    Tuesday12:15 - 12:4514 Mar 2017

    Theatre @ Tech

    NamesforLife semantic services provide scientific and technical publishers with standards-based editorial workflow solutions to enhance the value of content to ...

    • Language: English

  • Symposium on Indian Writing Today

    Tuesday12:45 - 13:4514 Mar 2017

    Apex Room, National Hall Gallery

    Leading authors from the Sahitya Akademi discuss contemporary Indian writing.  

    • Language: English

  • How to Write for Screen

    Tuesday12:45 - 13:3014 Mar 2017

    Author HQ

    This seminar will look at the various components from book to film – from the nuts and bolts of the industry, to motivating writers on their own creative journe...

    • Language: English

  • Karma Sutra Ballad Performance

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0014 Mar 2017

    Poetry Pavilion

    Karma Sutra Ballad Performance.  

    • Language: English

  • EdTech Exchange: What’s Happening in Edtech?

    Tuesday13:00 - 13:3014 Mar 2017

    Theatre @ Tech

    Three of EdTech’s leading authorities discuss the rapidly growing sector with Sophie Bailey of the EdTech Podcast.    Moderator: Sophie Bailey, Founder of The...

    • Language: English

  • Creatives Across Media

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0014 Mar 2017

    Cross-Media Collection (2B41)

    CAMEO appearances from Gurinder Chadha, Roddy Doyle, David Nicholls, and more!  

    • Language: English

  • Do Books Travel: Is There a European Aesthetic?

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    This joint seminar with IBBY UK, the British Council and IBBY Poland, this year's Market Focus, will consider the role of pictures in books in translation. In s...

    • Language: English

  • Writing at the Crossroads: Writing across Boundaries

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0014 Mar 2017

    Olympia Room, Grand Hall

    Our panel Writing at the Crossroads brings together authors to unpick what we mean by fiction, non-fiction, academic and popular writing. All the panellists wri...

    • Language: English

  • Extending the Range of Languages: The View from ALTA

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0014 Mar 2017

    Literary Translation Centre

    When you are a translator from a language without a governmental cultural agency (or money) to spread the word about new books, how do you get your voice heard ...

    • Language: English

  • Gary Younge in Conversation with Steven Gale

    Tuesday13:00 - 13:3014 Mar 2017

    English PEN Literary Salon

    Gary Younge in conversation with Steven Gale is presented by English PEN. Gary Younge is an award-winning journalist for the Guardian and The Nation magazine i...

    • Language: English

  • Unlocking Ancestral Voices in a Digital Age

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0014 Mar 2017

    Dark Room

    Absent voices from faraway places come alive in this stimulating discussion about how we use historical archive to inspire new writing. Traditionally, the cultu...

    • Language: English

  • Journal Sales Strategies for Smaller Academic Publishers

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0014 Mar 2017

    The Faculty

    This seminar was programmed by the ALPSP. How can a smaller publisher develop a strategy to ensure they can grow sales in all market segments? There’s a bafflin...

    • Language: English

  • Opening Ceremony

    Tuesday13:45 - 14:2014 Mar 2017

    International Business Lounge (Stand 3D10)

    Opening of the Spotlight on India, also featuring a performance of the Karma Sutra Ballad.  

    • Language: English

  • Region Spotlight: America

    Tuesday13:45 - 14:3014 Mar 2017

    Author HQ

    As self-publishing continues to expand, there are increasing opportunities for authors to go global, selling their work in international markets.  This seminar ...

    • Language: English

  • Collaboration of Technology and SMEs: Intelligent Content

    Tuesday13:45 - 14:1514 Mar 2017

    Theatre @ Tech

    Making the content discoverable, reusable and adaptable is an ongoing challenge for various stakeholders in the publishing process. SPi will share concepts and ...

    • Language: English

  • Penny Pepper Poetry Performance

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Poetry Pavilion

    Penny Pepper Poetry Performance.  

    • Language: English

  • Speed Networking: Turning Publishing into a Licensing Programme—an In-Depth Look at Products and Merchandise from Publishing

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Cross Media Lounge (Stand 2B15)

    Curated by Total Licensing Magazine and LIMA this biz-matching session will feature a select group of senior licensing people who will be on hand offering advic...

    • Language: English

  • Author of the Day: Roddy Doyle in Conversation with Claire Armitstead

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    English PEN Literary Salon

    Roddy Doyle will be ‘in conversation’ with Claire Armitstead (The Guardian) at the English PEN Literary Salon.  

    • Language: English

  • Writing from a Distance: Native Worlds and Foreign Readership

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Erasing geographical boundaries has always led to discussions and raised many questions in the literary world, and today this remains particularly true. What ac...

    • Language: English

  • Checking in on the Road to Digital Transformation

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    The Faculty

    This seminar was programmed by the Copyright Clearance Center. By 2020, Gartner estimates 75% of businesses will be digital or have digital business transforma...

    • Language: English

  • Stepping Up the Content Game: Enriched, Interactive Content to Promote Enhanced Learning

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Theatre @ Tech

    "Stepping Up the Content Game: Enriched, Interactive Content to Promote Enhanced Learning".

    • Language: English

  • The World in Pictures: Picture Books Today and Tomorrow

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Children's Hub (1F11)

    This session is presented by The Klaus Flugge Prize. The world in pictures: picture books today and tomorrow. This special session is inspired by the new Klaus...

    • Language: English

  • The Visual Life of Campaigns

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Olympia Room, Grand Hall

    A joint event from the Book Marketing Society and Publishers Publicity Circle. What is the trick to creating emotive and memorable campaign moments that spark ...

    • Language: English

  • Translation Slam

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Literary Translation Centre

    Join Polish translators Sean Bye and Marta Dziurosz in this fast paced translation duel! The slam will showcase the art of translation by comparing side by side...

    • Language: English

  • Publishing for Muslims: Representing their Experience Authentically

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Dark Room

    Muslims readers represent an exciting new frontier: literate, engaged and passionate about their faith and the future. And growing in number too.  But how can ...

    • Language: English

  • Unearth Your Inner Editor

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Gallery Suite, Room 2, Grand Hall Gallery

    In this one-hour seminar, Helen Corner-Bryant will talk about preparing an author for the trade, showing you how to unearth your inner editor and help develop k...

    • Language: English

  • In Conversation with Arena Illustration

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Cross-Media Collection (2B41)

    Arena Illustration is one of the UK’s leading illustration agencies, specialising in Children's publishing. They have expertise in developing projects for books...

    • Language: English

  • Online Rights Sales: The New Frontier with Pubmatch, Global Rights 365

    Tuesday14:45 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    International Business Lounge (Stand 3D10)

    "Online Rights Sales: The New Frontier with Pubmatch, Global Rights 365" is presented by Jon Malinowski (Combined Book Exhibit, USA) and Ashley Mabbitt (Wiley) ...

    • Language: English

  • How to Find, and Work with, a Literary Agent

    Tuesday14:45 - 15:3014 Mar 2017

    Author HQ

    Literary agents from AM Heath and David Higham Associates, along with Combined Book Exhibit’s Director of Media will be in discussion on the role of a literary ...

    • Language: English

  • Vearsa Live Market Data (Session 1)

    Tuesday15:15 - 15:4514 Mar 2017

    Theatre @ Tech

    Vearsa Founder, Gareth Cuddy, will explain what's really happening in the retail market today. Learn how publishers can grow their sales and stay on top of the ...

    • Language: English

  • The Right Rights: What to Look out for in a Good/Bad Contract

    Tuesday15:45 - 16:3014 Mar 2017

    Author HQ

    This seminar is presented by the Society of Authors. This session will cover publisher, agent and publishing services contracts, as well as look at what is fai...

    • Language: English

  • Speed Networking: What Opportunities Are There for EdTech and Publishing to Work Together?

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0014 Mar 2017

    Cross-Media Lounge (Stand 2B15)

    Hosted by The EdTech Exchange these sessions will feature a range of EdTech companies and experts who will be ready to discuss their insight on the collaborativ...

    • Language: English

  • Augmented Reality in Education: A Means to an End

    Tuesday16:00 - 16:3014 Mar 2017

    Theatre @ Tech

    Augmented Reality in Education: A Means to an End presented by Sameer Buti.  

    • Language: English

  • A Global BookMap in Smart Numbers

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0014 Mar 2017

    Gallery Suite, Room 2, Grand Hall Gallery

    Preview on the Global eBook report 2017, and launch of the BookMap non-profit framework on international publishing statistics The session will offer a broad v...

    • Language: English

  • Elizabeth Bishop: "a sinking world and inside it, something moves"

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0014 Mar 2017

    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Elizabeth Bishop’s (1911-1979) poetic voice is best defined as a still sea in perpetual motion, a mobility she attained, like land by tugging at the sea from un...

    • Language: English

  • Licensing for Publishers: The Basics

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0014 Mar 2017

    Cross-Media Collection (2B41)

    "Licensing for Publishers: The Basics" is presented by LIMA, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association.  

    • Language: English

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