18 – 20 April 2023


The London Book Fair conferences deliver quality content, exciting keynote speakers, future-gazing presentations, heated debate and unrivalled networking opportunities.

In 2022 the LBF conferences will cater to everything from the academic and rights to getting published. Simply add one of the conferences to your basket. All conference tickets include access to all three days of The London Book Fair.

Introduction to Rights

See the 2022 Programme here.

At a time when book sales have been hit by the pandemic, international sales trips have had to be cancelled and book fairs have had to reinvent themselves as online marketplaces, it is more important than ever to maximise the rights potential of your titles.

This conference is aimed at all those who want to sell rights but are unsure where to start. It is perfect for those who have recently joined the industry and all who want to know more about making the most of their creative content.

The individual sessions introduce the basics of copyright which underpin all rights selling, stress the role and importance of rights, investigate the range of rights that can be sold, share practical advice on selling and offer guidelines on negotiation of a deal and creating a watertight contract.


Benefits of attending:

Attendance gives an opportunity to hear from legal and rights professionals, and the conference concludes with an opportunity to continue the discussion and put your individual queries to the experts.

The Writers' Summit

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With expert tips, industry advice and author inspiration the Writers’ Summit will get your writing noticed by agents, publishers and readers. Whether you're starting to write, are self-published, or have your eye on a book deal, this one-day conference gives you inside advice to set you up for success. Grab a front row seat to the world of publishing. 

Benefits of attending include:

  • Polish your book pitch with a proposal masterclass
  • Get an inside view of the author-agent relationship
  • Identify your best route to publication & avoid common copyright mistakes
  • Build your author profile & reach a wider audience
  • Plus, the opportunity to have a 121 meeting with a literary agent

Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum

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The Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum tackles Open Access by looking at the issues shaping the future of academic publishing. Participants gain an overview of the new infrastructure and service developments that underpin research information. Join us in 2022 and take this opportunity to network with the best in the scholarly publishing industry.

Benefits of attending include:

  • Gain an overview of the latest OA developments
  • Gain an understanding of different stakeholder perspectives
  • Consider what opportunities, threats and roles there are for different types of publishers

RSPF is sponsored by:

The London Book Fair 2023