FutureBook: For All Things Digital.

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“Futurebook is essential for anyone interested in understanding not just where publishing is now, but more importantly where it goes next.” George Walkley, head of digital, Hachette UK .

Once again digital publishing is centre stage at The Bookseller’s FutureBook 2013 Conference. The conference on the 21st November is set to have over 40 speakers, in 9 sessions with big ideas to stimulate all this feverish discussion and debate; it looks so delicious, I wish I could go!

Speakers are to include:

Sara-LlloydSara Lloyd, Digital and Communications Director, Pan Macmillan

jurevics-susan-sony-corporation_largeSusan Jurevics, CEO of Pottermore

images (1)Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins UK.

It is safe to say that there will be very influential people with unique ideas attending this conference. It is these leading names in publishing that will be contributing to the various themes  within the convention.

FutureBook’s key themes will surround the important questions that will affect digital publishing in the future:

The next wave for ebooks

Strategies for growth: merge, acquire or pivot?

Harnessing technologies for competitive edge

Partnerships that scale

Overcoming the challenges of non-fiction and children’s content

Library futures: discovery and digitisation

Reaching new audiences and creating fans

Shaping the future workforce

Seven big industry-wide ideas (and then plenary discussion)

With an added bonus of the announcement of the FutureBook innovation award winners. Find the shortlist here.

The ever popular conference’s tickets are already selling fast. So if you want a taste of the Big Ideas, chaired by Stephen Page CEO of Faber Books, where big industry-wide ideas will be proposed and discussed; well then I would book now.

It is set to be an inspiring conference designed to really look into the issues of publishing at this moment and time. I will certainly be keeping a very close eye on it.

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