10 Things To Look Forward To At London Book Fair 2017


10 Things To Look Forward To At London Book Fair 2017

If you’re one of the many attendees at next week’s London Book Fair 2017, there is going to so many events that you don’t want to ignore. With that in mind, breaking down the important parts would be a good way to start things off. Covering areas of copyright, adaptive assessments, productivity, corporate training, automation, and others are what make this occasion an interesting one.

Here are the 10 things to look forward to at London Book Fair, 2017.

  • What Are Your Rights?

Cosponsored by the Copyright Clearance Centre, this will cover a variety of topics related to the subject. Topics such as “Selling Rights Essentials”, “How exactly you sell rights?”  followed by a Q & A session will be the highlights of this event. This should prove to be quite educational to those in attendance. This will actually take place a day before the London Book Fair takes place.

Time and Date: Monday, March 13, 12:30 – 17:00, Olympia

  • Brexit Anyone?

In 2016, the world changed overnight with the rise of right-wing parties in the United States with the election of Donald Trump and particularly, in the United Kingdom, with Brexit. Speakers Nick Hillman, Ian Hudson, Rosa Wilkinson and Stephen Lotinga will articulate its effects and what it means for the publishing industry.

Time and Date: Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 – 11:00, Olympia Room, Grand Hall

  • Digital Transformation

More and more businesses are going digital or online. For instance, several law firms are placing their old case files and downloading them into a database or a personalized cloud platform. This saves time, man-hours and money. Similarly, other businesses are following the same path. Speakers Max Gabriel, Valetina Kalk, David Worlock and Christopher Kenneally will discuss the future of publishers being digital providers in this domain.

Time and Date: Tuesday, March 14, 14:30 – 15:30, The Faculty

  •   Monetize That

Speakers Emma Cairns-Smith and Julia Posen will speak on the abilities that publishers and authors will have to monetize their IP. The event is called ‘Monetising Your Publishing IP through Consumer Product Licensing’ and cosponsored by LIMA (Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association).

 Time and Date: Tuesday, March 15, 11:30 – 12:30, Cross-Media Collection (2B41)

  • Socializing

Social media has been an increasing part of every business model the world. Publishers and content providers are no strangers to it. Katie Clapham and Lynsey Sweales will share their tips on using social media to increase sales.

Time and Date: Tuesday, March 15, 11:30 – 12:30, Street Theatre

  •  Enhance Your Value

Engagement, audience, and revenue are major challenges for all publishers. This session will look at a broad range of issues, drawing on publisher insights and experience and highlighting some of the latest technical innovations which support audience understanding and content matching. Speakers Tim Britton, Jason Hoyt and Mark Johnson will discuss these ideas and more.

  Time and Date: Tuesday, March 15, 11:30 – 12:30, The Faulty

  •   The Future of Libraries

Speakers David Lindley, Abigail Moss, Jacquie Widdowson and Paul Blezard will speak on the entrance of digital media and how libraries will be seen in the future. The title of this is “So Much More Than a Building: From Dewey to Data to Digital, the Future of Libraries in a Changing World.”

Time and Date: Thursday, March 16, 14:30 – 15:30, Dark Room

  • Discoverability

Metadata has been an increasingly important feature of how readers discover books in the market. Clive Herbert will discuss the value that metadata has on the book supply chain from two important studies, conducted in both the UK and US.

  Time and Date: Thursday, March 16, 10:30 – 10:55, Dark Room

  • Spotlight on India

India has grown into a major force in the publishing industry and will continue to do so in the years to come. With its burgeoning market, more publishers worldwide will look towards India for its multiple capabilities. The London Book Fair will be working with the Indian government’s export trade body Capexil to stage an exhibiting presence over three pavilions for nearly 40 exhibitors.

  • Meet Us

Our Lumina Datamatics team will be there exhibiting our “Digital Age Solutions Powered by Content & Technology” at Booth 7H36 Our products will not only change the way your business runs but will also provide a path for you to capitalize on your returns. We are looking forward as much as the rest of you are.