James Daunt of Waterstones and Faber & Faber’s Stephen Page: Books, Bookselling and the Business of Books at The Quantum Conference, The London Book Fair 2016

James Daunt of Waterstones and Faber & Faber’s Stephen Page: Books, Bookselling and the Business of Books at The Quantum Conference, The London Book Fair 2016

London, 8 February 2016: The London Book Fair is delighted to announce that James Daunt, founder of Daunt Books and MD at Waterstones, and Stephen Page, CEO at Faber & Faber and former President of the Publishers Association, will be in conversation at the Quantum: Publishing & So Much More conference on Monday 11 April.

In a rare public interview, James Daunt, MD of a resurgent Waterstones, and Stephen Page, one of publishing’s longest standing and most well respected CEOs, will examine the big issues and the state of publishing and bookselling at LBF’s Quantum conference.

Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair, said: ‘The Quantum Conference is playing host to a line-up of publishing royalty. Undisputed leaders of their respective disciplines, James Daunt and Stephen Page in conversation promises to be an unmissable opportunity to future gaze with industry gurus. As a one day debating chamber of the industry, Quantum is going to be both exhilarating and informative.’

Daunt and Page will join a programme of esteemed keynote speakers and panellists at Quantum, including:Baroness Gail Rebuck, Professor Nick Bostrom and Clay Stobaugh, Executive VP at Wiley. The conference co-chairs are BBC Click Presenter and internet pioneer, Bill Thompson, and Alison Jones, Director of Practical Inspiration Publishing.

With topics ranging from omni-channel retailing to audio books to virtual reality, the inaugural Quantum: Publishing & So Much More conference will consider how the content industries are changing as developments at the cutting edge of science and technology take us beyond the digital and into the quantum age.

James Daunt in Conversation with Stephen Page will take place as part of Quantum at Kensington Olympia at The London Book Fair. For more information on the Quantum Conference please visit:www.quantumconference.co.uk

Tickets for Quantum: Publishing & So Much More are available now, with an EARLY BIRD booking offer: £300 plus vat valid until 11 February 2016.

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Notes to editors: THE LONDON BOOK FAIR, OLYMPIA, LONDON: Tuesday 12 -Thursday 14 April 2016


The London Book Fair (LBF) 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. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2016, the 45th Fair, will take place from Tuesday 12-Thursday 14 April 2016, Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the third year, with the book fair as the pivotal three day event within a seven day programme. London Book and Screen Week will begin on Monday 11 April. For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk


Quantum: Publishing & So Much More will succeed Publishing for Digital Minds as the conference that launches The London Book Fair, taking place on Monday 11 April at Olympia Conference Centre, London. The name is inspired by the principle that the second decade of the 21st century will come to be dubbed the beginning of ‘The Quantum Age’ by future historians, in recognition of how current developments in science and technology are driving fundamental changes in wider society. Quantum will offer delegates a data-driven overview of the global publishing industry, blending insight, research and networking in a new context where digital and physical coexist harmoniously. It will continue in The London Book Fair conference’s tradition of presenting keynote speakers drawn from the very top of the book, media and technology sectors.


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