Publishers warned as Daleks to appear at LBF’s Quantum

Publishers warned as Daleks to appear at LBF’s Quantum

Nick Briggs, the voice of the Daleks, joins speakers from the BBC, Football Association, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Bonnier, HarperCollins to discuss Audience, Audiobooks and Insight at Quantum Conference

More speakers announced include:

  • Alison Winter, Head of Audiences, Radio and Education at BBC
  • Andrew Webb, Vice President Product Strategy – BBC Worldwide & Head of Product for Voice AI and Conversational Assistants
  • Nick Briggs, actor, writer, director and voice of The Daleks
  • Michele Cobb, Audio Publishers Association US
  • Caroline Beggan, Storytel Sweden
  • Ross Antrobus, Football Association

The London Book Fair (LBF) has announced the full line-up of speakers for Quantum: Inspiration, Informed by Data (9 April 2018), including actor, director and voice of the Daleks, Nick Briggs, alongside BBC’s Head of Audiences for Radio and Education, Alison Winter.

The new speakers will join digital transformation commentator Tom Goodwin, Hachette’s David Shelley and actor and narrator Adjoa Andoh at the conference among many more. For full programme visit:

Quantum conference, Monday 9 April 2018, in partnership with Nielsen Book, is being chaired by Matt Haslum, publishing consultant and former Marketing Director at Faber & Faber, and it will reveal exclusive new research by Nielsen Book.

The conference welcomes publishers, digital innovators, audiophiles from countries across the world including Germany, USA, Sweden and the UAE.

Orna O’Brien, Conference Manager at LBF commented: “Quantum speakers will provide real insight into audiobooks, growing audiences and future use of technology. I can’t wait to hear Nick Briggs, the voice of the Daleks, on compelling audio – a subject he knows more about than most. There will be fascinating discussion about publishing trends and the growing theme around new ways to discover, and therefore to market, all forms of books.”

2018’s Quantum conference will cover a wide range of themes including: consumer dynamics, influencer marketing, new creative talent and competition from the wider creative industries, channels for increased sales, audio publishing, and key industry trends.

Delegates can attend the full programme and benefit from a packed programme of global publishing voices, inspiration, motivation, and case studies, or attend the afternoon audiobook session. A Quantum ticket also provides free entry to The London Book Fair, 10 to 12 April 2018. Ticket prices start at £349 for a full day, and are available from


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