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  • Demystifying Book Distribution for Authors and Publishers: What is it and how does it work?

    Tuesday09:45 - 10:3010 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    Book distribution is always a tough subject to master for many new authors. In the business world, distribution is the process that puts business products into ...

    • Language: English

  • The Quran in the 21st Century

    Tuesday10:00 - 10:3010 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Islam International Publications is a global company that has been publishing books on Islam for more than a hundred years. Its first press was established in I...

    • Language: English

  • Dublin: Translating the World – the International Dublin Literary Award

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:3010 Apr 2018
    English PEN Literary Salon

    Dublin – translating the world. Previous judges, Ellah Allfrey, Maya Jaggi, Daniel Hahn (also a 2017 winner) and Sinead MacAodha (Literature Ireland) discuss th...

    • Language: English

  • Quantum Innovation Award Finalists

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Apr 2018
    Olympia Room Grand Hall

    Four finalists from the Quantum Innovation Award, part of the International Excellence Awards, present to a panel of judges, who will judge the overall winner....

    • Language: English

  • Censor, Advocate, or Disruptor? The Role of Publishers in an Evolving Publishing and Media Landscape

    Tuesday10:00 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Freedom to publish has never been more important than now. This seminar, curated by the International Publishers Association, and powered by LBF aims to propel ...

    • Language: English

  • Rethinking Inclusivity: Ideas for Change

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Apr 2018
    The Faculty

    Is the publishing industry doing enough to become more inclusive? What do you want to see publishers do to make the industry more accessible? What changes does ...

    • Language: English

  • Lost Histories Unearthed: Revisiting the Forgotten Tragedies of Lithuania and Eastern Europe

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

      Lithuanian authors have increasingly revisited forgotten episodes from twentieth century history, including deportations to camps in Siberia and the stories o...

    • Language: English

  • Pushing the Limits of Graphic Stories: Spotlight on the Pop Up Creators Project

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Apr 2018
    Children's Hub

    Pop Up Creators is an international exchange of outstanding and emerging illustrators and comics artists across the Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK, produ...

    • Language: English

  • From Promotion to Pitching

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Apr 2018
    Literary Translation Centre

    This panel explores how publishers choose which books to translate and how literary translators and cultural institutes can influence these choices. We’ll start...

    • Language: English

  • Publisher Pitches (NOW FULL)

    Tuesday10:30 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    High Street Theatre

      Publisher Pitches (booking essential)   Lunch & refreshments provided for participating publishers and booksellers)      

    • Language: English

  • 5 Steps to Slash Your Schedules

    Tuesday10:45 - 11:1510 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Over the last decade, the publishing industry has experienced an extraordinary degree of change, and central to this has been the move from print to digital. Th...

    • Language: English

  • An Introduction to Kindle Direct Publishing: How to Get Started

    Tuesday10:45 - 11:3010 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    How do you write and publish in print and digital independently and then drive sales for your work? Hear about the writing and publishing experience of some bes...

    • Language: English

  • Overview of the Brazilian Book Market

    Tuesday11:00 - 12:0010 Apr 2018
    International Export Theatre

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    • Language: English

  • The Wonderful World of Mr Men Little Miss: Entertaining Generations from the 1970’s

    Tuesday11:00 - 12:0010 Apr 2018
    CrossMedia Theatre

    First published in 1971, the Mr. Men and Little Misses have a special place in the hearts of their fans, young and old.  Join us for this special LIMA Licensing...

    • Language: English

  • Maltese Poetry: A Poetry Reading with Maltese Poets and Novelists Walid Nabhan and Immanuel Mifsud

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    Poets' Corner

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    • Language: English

  • Collaboration & Community: The Transition to Open Access

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    The Faculty

    The UK is well above global averages of open access publishing, and is at the forefront of a significant global movement which is fundamentally changing the way...

    • Language: English

  • Best Practices for Integrated Workflow & Content Strategies

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:0010 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    End-to-end workflow. Digital First Workflow. Print-Digital Simultaneous Publishing Workflow. We have previously heard of these terms in various conversations, b...

    • Language: English

  • Translating Illustrated Children's Books: The Challenges of Text and Image

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    In many beloved children's books, text and illustration are inseparable. This poses a range of problems for translators and editors: what to do if the English t...

    • Language: English

  • A ‘Bookish Brexit’

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    Olympia Room Grand Hall

    Organised by the Publishers Association, Sponsored by Publishers’ Licensing Services As the United Kingdom begins to re-set its trading relationships with the r...

    • Language: English

  • Editing Culture: The Culture of Editing

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    Literary Translation Centre

    All acts of literary translation are a form of cultural exchange in which authors, translators and editors each play a role. We take this opportunity to discuss...

    • Language: English

  • Mind The Gap: Celebrating Authentic Inclusion

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    Children's Hub

    IBBY UK and Inclusive Minds present a rare opportunity to hear young disabled people in conversation with authors about disability in books.  The seminar will e...

    • Language: English

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

    Tuesday11:45 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    Literary agents from three leading agencies - Janklow & Nesbitt, Furniss Lawton and The Blair Partnership - will be in discussion on the role of a literary agen...

    • Language: English

  • Early Applications of Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation in the Publishing Workflow

    Tuesday12:15 - 12:4510 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation are capturing every industry’s fancy and are fast becoming a reality in app...

    • Language: English

  • Laura Bates in conversation with Sarah Shaffi

    Tuesday12:30 - 13:0010 Apr 2018
    English PEN Literary Salon

     Laura Bates in conversation with Sarah Shaffi...                

    • Language: English

  • Begged, Borrowed or Stolen: Using Existing Characters and People: On Privacy, Defamation and Character Rights (Society of Authors)

    Tuesday12:45 - 13:3010 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    Fancy basing your novel or script on a real person? Burning to write a damning expose? Inspired to write a sequel to “the very Hungry Caterpillar” Want to parod...

    • Language: English

  • How to Be Human, Life Lessons from Buddy, a Canine Sage

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    CrossMedia Theatre

    With Manjeet Hirani, Missy Dunaway, author and illustrator of How to be Human: Life lessons from Buddy Hirani, and Steve Wasserman, psychotherapist, writer and ...

    • Language: English

  • A Bright Digital Future for the Library Market: Areas of Growth, New Sales Models & How Libraries Impact Discovery

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    International Export Theatre

      -Areas of growth for digital Library Sales: Schools/Education Market for Trade Sales   -Additional Sales Models that Maximize Revenue   -How Libraries facil...

    • Language: English

  • Stories from a Fractured City - Panel Discussion

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    Olympia Room Grand Hall

    A dazzling new anthology of writing on the UK capital, Tales of Two Londons takes a radical approach to portraying the contemporary city. In its pages The Guard...

    • Language: English

  • Use your Data to Drive Revenue

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    The Faculty

    "Data is the new oil” hit the headlines last year. So, what about monetising the data you already hold? Publishers hold a vast array of information about custom...

    • Language: English

  • Get Connected to Baltic Books! Publishing Markets in the Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. A General Overview of the Consumer Publishing Industry

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    When looking on the region, a usual question for an outsider is whether you can consider the Baltics as one market, or whether there are three separate markets....

    • Language: English

  • A Dialogue Between Poets: Baltic and UK Poets Explore Memory and History

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    Poets' Corner

    Maarja Kangro (Estonia) has published five collections of poetry, revolving around themes of ephemerality, desire, and redemption. Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) is th...

    • Language: English

  • Montenegrin Translation Slam!

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    Literary Translation Centre

    Following the recent decision by the International Organization for Standardization, officially recognizing Montenegrin as a separate language from Serbian, we ...

    • Language: English

  • Being Mental: Is There a Right Way to Publish on Mental Health?

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    How can publishing help shatter the stigma around mental health? What can books and the publishing industry offer to people who want to better understand their ...

    • Language: English

  • Bringing the World to Your Bookshelf: The Art/Importance of Translating Fiction for Children and YA

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    Children's Hub

    Now more than ever it is essential that children and YA are exposed to stories from around the globe. But for publishers, this can be a costly and risky busines...

    • Language: English

  • Jolabokaflod: Iceland’s Christmas Gift to the World

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Learn how the 74-year-old Icelandic ‘Christmas Book Flood’ literary tradition can be applied to the way the book trade celebrates the festive season. Find out h...

    • Language: English

  • Andrei Ivanov in conversation with Tim Marshall

    Tuesday13:30 - 14:0010 Apr 2018
    English PEN Literary Salon

      Estonian-born, Russian-speaking Andrei Ivanov is the author of six novels and winner of several high-profile awards, including the Russian Booker Prize in 201...

    • Language: English

  • Successful PR & Marketing

    Tuesday13:45 - 14:3010 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    Whether you're writing your first book, exploring independent publishing or an established author, it is more important than ever for authors to have the skills...

    • Language: English

  • Charlie Adlard in Conversation with John Harris Dunning

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    CrossMedia Theatre

    Charlie Adlard in Conversation with John Harris Dunning

    • Language: English

  • Market Focus Opening Ceremony

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    International Export Theatre

    Join us to welcome the Baltic Countries (Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania) as The London Book Fair Market Focus 2018

    • Language: English

  • Author of the Day: Joanna Trollope in Conversation with Mary Anne Sieghart

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:0010 Apr 2018
    English PEN Literary Salon

    Author of the Day Joanne Trollope in conversation with Mary Anne Sieghart

    • Language: English

  • Illustrators' Afternoon

    Tuesday14:30 - 18:3010 Apr 2018
    Children's Hub

    14:30 -15:00 Top Tips from Art Directors: Creative Directors, Art Directors and Senior designers from leading publishers including Bonnier Zaffre, Little Tiger...

    • Language: English

  • Blockchain For Books: Towards An Author Centred Payment Model

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    Olympia Room Grand Hall

    Blockchain is widely regarded as a once-in-a-generation technological revolution, poised to fundamentally change how we use the internet and trade with each oth...

    • Language: English

  • How SaaS-Based Platforms are Disrupting the Traditional Publishing Services Landscape

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:0010 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Getting content to your customers on time, on spec, and on budget in print and digital formats can be a challenge. Today, SaaS based platforms are disrupting th...

    • Language: English

  • Poetry for a Change: Health and Happiness

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    Poets' Corner

    Reports into mental wellbeing in the UK make for unhappy reading: each week one in six reports experiencing symptoms of a common mental health problem, such as ...

    • Language: English

  • Building Communities: Writers as Readers, Publishers as Curators, or How to Encourage New Writers and Still Sleep?

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    Brought together by Nick Wells, publisher at FLAME TREE PRESS (a new trade imprint for sf, fantasy, crime and horror novels) who has built a significant online ...

    • Language: English

  • Is Open Access Really Open for the Global South?

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    The Faculty

    The academic publishing industry has a global footprint, but how much of what it produces - research articles, books, conference papers - is actually accessible...

    • Language: English

  • Bridging Language Divides: The Role of Translators in Supporting Diverse Acquisitions

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    Literary Translation Centre

    Many members of the literary translation community are eager to see greater diversity in publishing, and the translator’s role is essential in helping voices cr...

    • Language: English

  • Introduction to Brand Licensing

    Tuesday14:45 - 15:3010 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    How do you go about developing your property, finding a licensing agent and make an IP even bigger and better?  How do publishers take a traditional IP and expa...

    • Language: English

  • Taking the Fear Out of AI: Machine Versus Human, or Technology Enabler for Humanity

    Tuesday15:15 - 15:4510 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Should artificial intelligence be your enemy? AI is all over the news these days, and is commonly represented as a destroyer of industries, a threat to both wh...

    • Language: English

  • Kit de Waal in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink

    Tuesday15:30 - 16:0010 Apr 2018
    English PEN Literary Salon

    Kit de Waal in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink...    

    • Language: English

  • Bringing Blockchain to Publishing: Funding Books Like Never Before

    Tuesday15:45 - 16:3010 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    Josef Marc, the CEO of Publica (www.publica.com), will provide a fascinating insight into the benefits authors can gain by using blockchain and cryptocurrency t...

    • Language: English

  • Heroic Facts and Creative Ideas: Centenary of Poland's Independence

    Tuesday16:00 - 16:3010 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    In 2018 we celebrate a centenary of Poland's Independence. But it’s not only heroic facts and events that mark that special card in history of our country. Tha...

    • Language: English

  • Deserving Dissertations and Prize-worthy Projects - a Publishing Education Showcase: University Publishing Courses’ Emerging Talent Share their Research and Major Projects

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    Olympia Room Grand Hall

      Lucie Ducarre, Kingston University, London French children’s literature and autism: a case for more children’s books on autism and for autistic children   Je...

    • Language: English

  • Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

    Tuesday16:00 - 18:0010 Apr 2018
    Conference Room 1

      Former Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, currently Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the digital single market, wil...

    • Language: English

  • Scaling Foreign Rights and Reprints With Automation

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    International Export Theatre

    Whether re-investing in back list or making frontlist even more profitable, technology has given way to new revenue streams by better connecting with trade part...

    • Language: English

  • Writing History as Fiction: the Baltics and Beyond

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    Why are writers drawn to the past, and why do readers follow them there? What do historical novels tell us about the past, or the present? Which universal theme...

    • Language: English

  • Versopolis Presents...

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    Poets' Corner

    Versopolis poetry platform and review presents a chance to see some of Europe's finest contemporary poets, representing the Bookfair's nation-in-focus, Lithuani...

    • Language: English

  • Revealed or Lost In Translation: Literature from the Baltics

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    Literary Translation Centre

    How much can be ‘lost’ or ‘revealed’ by translation? How does a translated work co-exist with the original? And how can we translate different genres such as po...

    • Language: English

  • Licensing for Publishers & What A Licensing Agent can do for your Book IP

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    CrossMedia Theatre

    Publishers understand the concept of ‘rights’, and the modern licensing business is simply an extension of this principal. Find out how licensing can work for y...

    • Language: English

  • Print Forever: Art Publishing in the New Museum

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    In these uncertain times, publishing practice is experiencing a renaissance. The rise and rise of the art book, and of major art-book-focused events, seems to b...

    • Language: English

  • Academic Research: How Free Should it Be?

    Tuesday16:00 - 17:0010 Apr 2018
    The Faculty

    What tension does free content place on the sustainability of academic publishing and what are the possible solutions to those tensions? There are many good rea...

    • Language: English

  • How I Write: David Baldacci

    Tuesday16:45 - 17:3010 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    Join international No. 1 bestselling writer David Baldacci in Author HQ when he will be discussing his writing methods and creative approach.  A prolific writer...

    • Language: English

  • Byte the Book Networking

    Tuesday17:00 - 18:0010 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Writers, publishers, digital folk and all those looking to improve their network in publishing  please join us for a a Byte the Book facilitated networking sess...

    • Language: English

  • AmazonCrossing Translator Celebration

    Tuesday17:15 - 18:3010 Apr 2018
    Literary Translation Centre

    AmazonCrossing is the literature in translation imprint of Amazon Publishing, translating award-winning, best-selling and important contemporary books from arou...

    • Language: English

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