The London Book Fair Digital Minds Conference to move to a Monday slot in 2014

Reed Exhibitions announces new scheduling for the world’s leading spring book event

London, 25 February 2013:  The London Book Fair 2014 will take place at Earls Court from Tuesday 8 April – Thursday 10 April in 2014, it was announced today.

The London Book Fair’s annual Digital Minds Conference – which will be in its sixth year – will take place on a week day, Monday 7 April, in line with other international book fair and conference programmes.

Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair said: ‘We’ve listened to feedback from the past couple of years and it’s apparent that the majority of our attendees would prefer the entire book fair programme to take place during the normal working week. To that end, we’re pleased to respond by announcing the change of schedule for 2014.’

David Roche, Non-Executive Chair, The London Book Fair Advisory Board adds: ‘This is a positive move and recognises the significance of the Digital Minds Conference which continues to go from strength-to-strength. The LBF Advisory Board were strongly supportive of this decision.’

Fair dates 2013 and 2014
• The London Book Fair 2013 will next take place from 15 to 17 April 2013 at Earls Court, London,  and Digital Minds will take place on Sunday 14 April 2013 at Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in Westminster. Turkey is Market Focus country in 2013.

• The London Book Fair 2014 will take place from 8 to 10 April 2014 at Earls Court, London, and Digital Minds will take place on Monday 7 April 2014. Korea is the Market Focus country in 2014.

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For further information, please contact Nicola Green, Midas Public Relations, tel: 020 7361 7860, email: nicola.green@midaspr.co.uk

Note to Editors: About THE LONDON BOOK FAIR (LBF)
The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. The London Book Fair brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. The London Book Fair 2013, the 42nd Fair, will take place from 15-17 April 2013, Earls Court, London. Turkey is Market Focus country in 2013, following China in 2012. For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk.

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS BOOKS & PUBLISHING
Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing portfolio consists of six trade and public book fairs taking place in some of the most important and dynamic book markets in the world: Brazil, France, Japan, UK and USA. Bienal do Livro São Paulo, BookExpo America, eBooks, Salon du Livre, The London Book Fair and Tokyo International Book Fair, collectively attract over 770,000 participants and 2,600 primary exhibitors and rights centre table holders, interested in buying or selling intellectual property rights, buying, selling or specifying titles, discovering the latest trends in publishing, understanding new markets or meeting authors and discovering new titles.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments, Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing portfolio ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to the book and publishing industry’s needs. As a result many of Reed Exhibitions books and publishing events are leaders in their markets.

About Reed Exhibitions
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