5 - 7 April, 2022


This year our world-renowned conferences took place online. Known to deliver quality content, exciting keynote speakers, future-gazing presentations, heated debate and unrivalled networking opportunities, our 2021 conferences did not disappoint. Not only were they very well received but praised as being both informative and inspirational. 

Stay tuned for the return of our in person conferences at LBF 2022.

Introduction to Rights

2022 programme will be available soon.

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

2022 programme will be available soon.

Get the inside track from the world of publishing. Curated by the team behind The London Book Fair, The Writers’ Summit shares expert tips, industry advice and author inspiration to get your writing noticed. Whether you are just starting to write, are self-published, or have your eye on a book deal, this one-day online conference is for you.

Benefits of attending include:

  • Nail your book pitch with a masterclass
  • Position your author brand and market your writing
  • Identify your best route to publication and reaching a wider audience
  • Find the support, advice and community to keep you writing
  • Opportunity to have a 121 meeting with a literary agent

Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum

2022 programme will be available soon.

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 2021 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

The London Book Fair 2022