At 9.15 the 2018 edition of The Quantum Conference kicked off as publishing professionals from around the world flooded into Olympia’s conference centre.
They were all here for the same reason; to keep abreast of what’s happening in the global industry and in particular an insight on this year’s theme ‘Inspiration informed by Data’.
The day’s session topics included: future trends and tactics; new audiences; discovery; the new creative talent, plus an afternoon focused solely on audio.
In conversation with David Shelley…
First-up David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK, took to the stage for an insightful conversation with Jo Henry, Nielsen Book UK. David and Jo debated some of the industry’s biggest issues including data, audio books, diversity and the future of publishing.
We spoke to David straight from the stage, here is what he had to say:
Here is a look at the best of the rest from this morning’s action:
Alive with opportunities…
Kicking off this afternoon’s agenda was a look at the global audio book market with Michele Cobb, Executive Director, Audio Publishers Association & Oliver Beldham, Account Manager, Nielsen Book Research UK.
Following the session, we spoke to Michele for an overview of the key points:
Music to my Ears…
Last but certainly not least was a look at the challenges of narrating International writing with Lorelei King, Audio Narrator and co-founder of Creative Content Ltd and Adjoa Andoh, BBC Actress and audio narrator.
We chatted to Adjoa following to find out more:
What our attendees thought…
Throughout the day we asked just a few of our participants what they thought of Quantum 18 – here is what they had to say.
The best of the rest…
Here is a look at the best of the rest from this afternoon.
The London Book Fair opens tomorrow…
That covers just some of today at Quantum: Inspiration informed by Data. Thanks to those who attended, we look forward to seeing you again next year and at The London Book Fair over the next three days.
For those who didn’t attend today, if you haven’t already, you can still book you’re the London Book Fair tickets here.
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