Once again the #LBF19 week kicked off with the Quantum Conference. Today’s packed and diverse agenda covered everything from publishing trends, tactics, new audiences, new business models, audio and more.
Here is a look at just some of the highlights from the day:
Editorial centrality and going beyond the commercial…
First to take the stage was Faber & Faber Chief Executive, Stephen Page. Stephen’s insightful keynote provided a look at key industry trends and changes over the decades as Faber celebrate their 90th birthday.
Earlier today we caught up with Stephen for a summary of his keynote:
Human machine collaboration…
Next up was Alexandra Levit, Author of ‘Humanity Works’, who talked us through the latest thinking in human machine collaboration, including the fact that “learning agility” will be key to adapt and succeed.
Following the session we spoke to Alexandra to find out more:
All about Audiobooks
Later it was time for a look at the world of audiobooks, with the expert panel including Christopher Eccleston debated this hot topic.
Following the panel we caught up with New York Times bestselling author, A.J. Hartley, to get his thoughts on this booming market.
Colliding media worlds…
This afternoon’s agenda saw Morten Hesseldahl, CEO Glydendal on stage, as he addressed the changes in the publishing industry, providing useful comparisons with other industries and how important alliances are.
We caught up with Morten for an overview of the keynote:
London Book Fair starts tomorrow…
That covers just some of today at The Quantum Conference. Thanks to those who attended, we look forward to seeing you again next year and at London Book Fair over the next three days.
For those who didn’t attend today, if you haven’t already, you can still book your London Book Fair tickets here.
For more from today at Quantum and throughout the week at London Book Fair, join us on Social Media for all the latest updates and insight live from the show floor.
@LondonBookFair and #LBF19
Plus, don’t miss all the video content live from inside The Quantum Conference here >