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  • Quantum Talks: Nielsen's Audiobook Success - Here's the Story

    Tuesday09:45 - 10:1510 Mar 2020
    Audio HQ

    Jaclyn Swope, Senior Account Manager of Book Research at Nielsen, provides a data snapshot of the UK Audiobook market in 2020.   

    • Language: English

  • Pathways: Bridging Sectors to Diversify Children's Ilustration

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Mar 2020
    Olympia Room - Grand Hall

    In 2018 and 2019 we learned from two damning reports that under 2% of children's authors published 2007-2017 were British people of colour (BookTrust Repres...

    • Language: English

  • Rights Management Technology in Today's Educational Publishing World

    Tuesday10:00 - 10:3010 Mar 2020
    The Buzz Theatre

    Research, Rights and Permissions services have often been managed with various types of inefficient workflows, threatening budget and schedule, and exposing...

    • Language: English

  • PBS Spring Showcase

    Tuesday10:00 - 10:4510 Mar 2020
    Poets' Corner

      The Poetry Book Society opens Poets’ Corner with a showcase of two of their finest Spring Selections. Join us to celebrate the launch of Will Harris’ much an...

    • Language: English

  • Translating Spanish Literature: Incentives and New Grant Opportunities

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Mar 2020
    Literary Translation Centre

      Spanish literature is produced in different languages and from authors of both sides of the Atlantic, with publishers working in Spain and Latin America. A ne...

    • Language: English

  • When Copyright isn't Enough: Navigating the Law to Protect the Freedom to Publish

    Tuesday10:00 - 12:3010 Mar 2020
    Club Room - National Hall Gallery

    The freedom to publish is a subset of the freedom of expression. The right to freedom of opinion and expression is at the basis of democracy and is of fundament...

    • Language: English

  • Literary Journalism and the Book Business: Sheep or Shepherds?

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Mar 2020
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    Seriously – what does literary journalism have to do with the books business? What impact, if any, do book reviewers and other critics in the media have on book...

    • Language: English

  • Changes to the Industry and the University Press Crossover into Trade

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Mar 2020
    The Faculty

    Director of Academic at Virtusales Publishing Solutions, Mark Collins, will be joined by Simon Ross (Chief Executive) and John Normansell (Production Director) ...

    • Language: English

  • Finding the Perfect Voice: The Challenges in Audio Casting and Why it’s Critical for Success

    Tuesday10:15 - 11:0010 Mar 2020
    Audio HQ

    Penguin Random House Audio will launch the Ahab Talent tool publicly in Spring 2020. This powerful casting database, bringing together actors and content creato...

    • Language: English

  • The Waterstones Podcast with David Mitchell

    Tuesday10:30 - 11:1510 Mar 2020
    Fireside Chats @ The Podcast Theatre

    Welcome to the Waterstones Podcast, a chance to hear authors going beyond the book to talk about the themes and ideas that obsess us all. Live at The London...

    • Language: English

  • Maltese Literature: From Local to Global

    Tuesday10:30 - 11:3010 Mar 2020
    English PEN Literary Salon

    With Maltese National Book Prize winner and Arabic translator Walid Nabhan and literary translator Clare Vassallo. Maltese Literature and Translation coexist in...

    • Language: English

  • Booksellers Association - Publisher Pitches

    Tuesday10:30 - 15:3010 Mar 2020
    High Street Theatre

    Booking essential - participants to contact the BA. Lunch and refreshments provided for participating publishers and booksellers.

    • Language: English

  • The Unimportance of AI

    Tuesday10:45 - 11:1510 Mar 2020
    The Buzz Theatre

    5 years ago your inbox was more junk than pertinent email, and you had to wade through 10 promotional offers for every relevant message. Artificial intellig...

    • Language: English

  • The World of Licensing

    Tuesday11:00 - 12:0010 Mar 2020
    Brand Licensing Lounge

    Introducing licensing terms, what is it? A brief history how it started, how it has changed and the future of it.   This session is curated by Total Licensing...

    • Language: English

  • Emerging Voices: A Performance and Conversation with Scarlett Sabet

    Tuesday11:00 - 11:3010 Mar 2020
    Poets' Corner

    Hailed by Hunger Magazine as “one of the brightest new stars on the international poetry scene”, London-based poet and performer Scarlett Sabet has built a ...

    • Language: English

  • The Subscription Economy in the Publishing Sector

    Tuesday11:00 - 11:4510 Mar 2020
    Audio HQ

    In recent years we have seen how the subscription economy has transformed business models and customer relationships in the music, film and media industries.   ...

    • Language: English

  • How to do Business in Russia

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Mar 2020
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

      Russia is a growing book market, notably in the non-fiction space but also for other titles. Often seen as a difficult market to penetrate, this seminar will...

    • Language: English

  • SLAIN: Has AI Killed off the Copyeditor?

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:0010 Mar 2020
    The Buzz Theatre

    Has AI reached a point where it can imitate human intuition on language nuances and as a result, can it offer enormous cost and time savings for publishers? Exa...

    • Language: English

  • Armenian Contemporary Literature in English Translation Series

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Mar 2020
    Literary Translation Centre

    This session is organised by the National Library of Armenia and ARI Literature Foundation.

    • Language: English

  • Verse in Vogue: an Insider's Guide to Poetry and Fashion

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Mar 2020
    Poets' Corner

    This session is organised by Forward Arts Foundation. 

    • Language: English

  • Building a Customer First Strategy: The Rise of Customer Insight in Academic & Scholarly Publishing

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Mar 2020
    The Faculty

    Customer insight is a term used frequently in consumer and trade markets. But many non-trade publishers face silos of data that don’t talk to each other - journ...

    • Language: English

  • Illustrators' Masterclass

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Mar 2020
    Children's Hub

    Join the AOI for their popular, comprehensive mini Business Masterclass covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration including lisce...

    • Language: English

  • It's 2020: Do you Know What Rights you Hold? Best Practices for Licensing, Tracking and Managing Your Intellectual Property

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Mar 2020
    Olympia Room - Grand Hall

    As text, audio and video converge in new media, publishers face complex challenges to traditional rights models for their intellectual property. The conflict b...

    • Language: English

  • Omar Ghobash In Conversation

    Tuesday11:45 - 12:1510 Mar 2020
    English PEN Literary Salon

      Omar Ghobash is a former diplomat and the author of Letters to a Young Muslim (Picador 2018), an exploration of the complexities of life as a modern Muslim, ...

    • Language: English

  • Quantum Talks: How to Map the Future Together

    Tuesday11:45 - 12:1510 Mar 2020
    Apex Room

    Thought leader Margaret Heffernan discusses her latest book, Uncharted.

    • Language: English

  • Illustrator of the Fair Rob Biddulph In Conversation with Ren Renwick

    Tuesday11:45 - 12:1510 Mar 2020
    Fireside Chats @ The Podcast Theatre

    The London Book Fair Illustrator of the Fair, Rob Biddulph, In Conversation with Ren Renwick. 

    • Language: English

  • Poetry Session with Khulood Al Mu'alla

    Tuesday12:00 - 12:4510 Mar 2020
    Sharjah Book Authority Stand

    Khulood Al Mu’alla is a prominent Emirati poet and journalist, whose six poetry collections and anthologies have been translated into Spanish, Turkish, and ...

    • Language: English

  • How Designers Can Welcome the Digital Embrace

    Tuesday12:00 - 12:3010 Mar 2020
    The Buzz Theatre

    How a digital platform can help designers pivot to the world of smart devices, without loosening the grip on their creative ability.  

    • Language: English

  • Who is Commissioning Audio, What are the Opportunities and Where are the Audiences?

    Tuesday12:00 - 12:4510 Mar 2020
    Audio HQ

    The audio market continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, reaching ever broader and more diverse audiences. In this session a panel of industry experts, chai...

    • Language: English

  • Mohammad Al-Murr, In Conversation with Catherine Taylor

    Tuesday12:30 - 13:0010 Mar 2020
    English PEN Literary Salon

    Mohammed Al-Murr is an Emirati short story writer and the head of the Dubai Cultural Council and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. His work aims to reflect modern...

    • Language: English

  • Arabic Language and Dialect in Emirati Literature

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Mar 2020
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    How is Arabic spoken and written today and what influences affect this? How do dialects feature in contemporary Emirati literature? This panel will explore ...

    • Language: English

  • Building an Audience for Children's Poetry

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Mar 2020
    Poets' Corner

    This session is organised by CLPE.   

    • Language: English

  • Ebooks' Accessibility, the New Rule

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Mar 2020
    Apex Room

    In June 2025, all e-books (and the online bookshops and e-readers) sold within the European Union must be accessible. How to make this happen? What needs to be ...

    • Language: English

  • Quantum Talks: AI, Machine Learning and the Future of Publishing

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Mar 2020
    Club Room - National Hall Gallery

    The panel will examine how artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming the UK publishing industry. The initial findings of the Publishers Asso...

    • Language: English

  • Too Big to Fix? Working to Help Solve Industry-wide Rights Issues

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Mar 2020
    The Faculty

    Rights are an integral part of publishing but what happens when there are industry-wide problems that seem too big to fix? From addressing poor rights managemen...

    • Language: English

  • Challenges and Opportunties in Publishing Children's Books from Wales

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Mar 2020
    Children's Hub

      Wales has an exciting and growing children's books market, publishing in English and Welsh. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of publishing childr...

    • Language: English

  • Audiobook Growth: The Story Continues

    Tuesday13:00 - 13:4510 Mar 2020
    Audio HQ

    The audiobook market in the US has seen seven years of double-digit growth. This session from the Audio Publishers Association (US) provides an update on growth...

    • Language: English

  • Emerging Literary Agents from Eastern Europe

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Mar 2020
    Olympia Room - Grand Hall

    The literary agents scene in the Eastern Europe is changing, new professionals emerge aiming to represent books from the region internationally. How has this af...

    • Language: English

  • Displaced Voices: Translating Writing by Refugee and Exiled Authors

    Tuesday13:00 - 14:0010 Mar 2020
    Literary Translation Centre

    In recent years, a number of writers escaping conflict and political persecution have gone into exile or find themselves exiled in their own country through dis...

    • Language: English

  • Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Publishing and eLearning

    Tuesday13:30 - 14:0010 Mar 2020
    The Buzz Theatre

    Technology to strengthen digital transformation & business models  Publishing & eLearning industry has blended in with the modern era of emerging technologies t...

    • Language: English

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award: The Positive Impact of Prizes on Translation

    Tuesday13:30 - 14:1510 Mar 2020
    English PEN Literary Salon

    Literary prizes have the power to dramatically raise the profile of international writing, bringing new attention to foreign authors and translated works. But w...

    • Language: English

  • Market Focus Opening Ceremony

    Tuesday14:00 - 15:0010 Mar 2020
    Sharjah Book Authority Stand

    The Market Focus Sharjah opening ceremony at The London Book Fair.   

    • Language: English

  • Meet Walid Nabhan, Award-Winning Maltese Poet, Novelist, and Literary Translator from Arabic - With Clare Vassallo

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Mar 2020
    Poets' Corner

    Meet Maltese poets, novelists and literary translators for poetry readings in Maltese and in translation. Tuesday will be dedicated to Walid Nabhan’s poetry...

    • Language: English

  • Folklore and Traditional Stories in the UAE and Wales

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Mar 2020
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    How do traditional stories – myths, origin tales, and religious canon – as well as the cultural and artistic traditions of the Emirates influence today’s writer...

    • Language: English

  • Poetry and the Digital Sphere: a Catalyst for Success. Scarlett Sabet In Conversation with Jimmy Page

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Mar 2020
    Fireside Chats @ The Podcast Theatre

    In recent years, the UK book industry has seen a resurgence in poetry sales and a booming interest in audio content sparked by digital technology and new modes ...

    • Language: English

  • The Global 50 Talk

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Mar 2020
    Olympia Room - Grand Hall

    Storytel’s CEO Discusses How Audiobook Sales and Subscriptions are Influencing the Global Book Market and the World's Top 50 Publishing Groups. Reactions to st...

    • Language: English

  • Author of the Day, Edna O'Brien, In Conversation

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:0010 Mar 2020
    English PEN Literary Salon

    Author of the Day, Edna O'Brien appears In Conversation. 

    • Language: English

  • Illustrators' Afternoon

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:3010 Mar 2020
    Club Room - National Hall Gallery

    Designers at the top of their game in publishing come together to share their tips and advice on how to forge a successful career.  

    • Language: English

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