Rosie Allimonos and Jake Chudnow of You Tube fame join Martha Lane Fox and Anthony Horowitz, for the Publishing for Digital Minds 2014

News for release, 5 March 2014: The London Book Fair has confirmed an additional keynote and a further round of leading representatives from the creative industries as speakers for the Publishing Digital Minds Conference, presented in association with The Publishers’ Association and sponsored by The Copyright Clearance Center.

In what promises to be a very special double-headed keynote, Rosie Allimonos, Head of Content Partnerships, Original Channels for YouTube, will appear alongside YouTube Strategist Jake Chudnow. They will offer invaluable insight into how YouTube works with authors and publishers to develop innovative content, and share their experience of creating and promoting compelling video.

 New to Publishing for Digital Minds’ Question Time session are the author and media commentator Nick Harkaway and Kobo’s Chief Content Officer Michael Tamblyn. They will join already confirmed speakers Dominique Raccah, Jonny Geller and Richard Mollet in an interactive Q&A where panelists take questions from Publishing for Digital Minds’ uniquely international audience of publishers, technologists and IP professionals.

Jan Reichelt, the co-founder and President of Mendeley, the social network for academics that was last year acquired by Elsevier in a high profile deal, will join the Who pays? Democratisation of Content panel. Andrew Weinstein, VP of Content Acquisition at Scribd, which announced last week that its eBook subscription service offered users access to 300,000 titles, will be on the Subscription Models Pros and Cons panel, Also appearing on this topical panel will be HarperCollins’ Nick Perrett and Andrew Savikas of Safari Books Online.

Orna O’Brien, Conference Manager for The London Book Fair said: “As new developments in technology offer the publishing industry an ever expanding number of creative opportunities, business models and channels to reach the consumer, what’s needed are practical strategies for making the possible actual. This is exactly what Publishing for Digital Minds sets out to do, and we’re delighted to welcome a wealth of new speakers to the Conference who are all eager to share the benefits of their practical experience with our delegates. It’s all taking shape to be the best edition yet.”

The conference will inaugurate the first LONDON BOOK AND SCREEN WEEK, designed to bring into focus the importance that written content has across an increasingly multi-channel route to the consumer.


Date: Monday 7 April 2014 – 09:00
Venue: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster.
Tickets: To book a place, go to

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THE LONDON BOOK FAIR, EARLS COURT, LONDON Tuesday 8 -Thursday 10 April 2014

Notes to editors:

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 2014, the 43rd Fair, will take place from Tuesday 8-Thursday 10 April 2014, Earls Court, London. For 2014, LBF launches London Book and Screen Week, with the book fair as the pivotal three day event within a five day programme. London Book and Screen Week will open with LBF’s Publishing for Digital Minds Conference on Monday 7 April, the day before LBF opens. The Week will close with a direct-to- consumer creative writing event, The London Writer’s Fair, on Friday 11 April. Korea is Market Focus country in 2014, following Turkey in 2013. For further information, please visit:


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