The London Book Fair 2011

The London Book Fair 2011 officially kicks off next Monday, April 11th and runs through to the 13th at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Last year’s event was badly hit by the curtailing of flights over the UK and Europe due to the Icelandic volcano eruption and the number of trade visitors was dramatically down on previous years. Without a smoke cloud in sight, normal business will resume with this year’s event.
The key themes of this year’s event are:
  • Children’s & Young Adult Publishing
  • Russia Market Focus
  • Film & TV (restricted access: IRC badge holders and film/TV producers only)
  • Libraries
  • Literary Translation
  • Comic & Graphic Novels
You can visit the official website for the London Book Fair and also read the event blog. Courtesy of the website, I have listed below this year’s seminars with active links to provide more detail:
Monday 11 Apr 2011
09:30 – 09:50 IDPF: EPub 3: First Look
10:00 – 10:20 codeMantra: It All Starts with the Publisher! Metadata Management and Distribution Made Easy
10:00 – 10:30 Andrei Bitov Interviewed by Gillian Slovo
10:00 – 11:00 The Future Face of Publishing – How Diverse Will It Be?
10:00 – 11:00 An Overview of the Russian Book Market
10:00 – 11:00 New Spanish Books, New Books in German
10:00 – 11:00 Beyond the Textbook: Teaching and Learning Live Online
10:00 – 11:00 Dispelling the Myths of Self Publishing
10:30 – 10:50 Q Bend: Your Gateway to Digital Publishing and Distribution
11:00 – 11:20 Constellation: Insights from the eBook Front
11:00 – 11:30 Official Opening of the Russian Pavilion
11:00 – 11:45 Chef Wan – Malaysia
11:00 – 12:30 The Great Debate (featuring Cory Doctorow and Richard Charkin): Will Publishers Soon Be Irrelevant?
11:30 – 11:50 Aptara: Digital: It’s Just Another Output. A Practical Approach to Multi-Channel Publishing
11:30 – 12:00 Author of The Day – Claire Tomalin
11:30 – 12:30 Science Fact: Raising the Profile of STM authors
11:30 – 12:30 Graphic Novels as Literature
11:30 – 12:30 Ebooks
11:30 – 12:30 Sounding It Out: Learning to Read and to Love Reading
11:30 – 12:30 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist Announcement
11:30 – 12:30 Digital Publishing in Russia
11:30 – 12:30 TV Adaptations: The Most Important Do’s and Dont’s of Selling TV Rights Successfully
11:30 – 12:30 The Book is Dead; Long Live the Global Book
12:00 – 12:00 Chef John Bakker – Le Cordon Bleu UK
12:00 – 12:20 Easypress: So You Think It’s Easy to make Money from eBooks!
12:00 – 12:30 Publishers Weekly: Russia Book Market Report
12:30 – 12:50 Jouve Colibri: Optimize your Editorial Processes with a Customizable set of Online Typesetting Tools and Systems
12:30 – 13:00 The Russkiy Mir Foundation – supporting translation of Russian Literature Worldwide
13:00 – 13:20 Ingram Content Group: The ebook Explosion: Monetizing Content in Retail eCentric and Mobile-centric Markets
13:00 – 13:30 Cory Doctorow Interviewed by Robert Sharp
13:00 – 13:30 The International Writers’ Forum in St Petersburg Presentation
13:00 – 13:45 Chakall – Portugal
13:00 – 14:00 Translation and the Arabic Novel: Beyond the Politically Symbolic Act
13:00 – 14:00 A Modern Artist as a True Novelist: British and Russian Experience
13:00 – 14:00 Marketing your Book
13:00 – 14:00 Think Outside the Box: How Cross-media Strategies Help Maximize Audience Reach and Revenue Streams in Media Production
13:00 – 14:00 Reaching the Reader in the World’s Biggest Country – Distribution, the Supply Chain and New Technologies in Russia
13:00 – 14:00 The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Reinventing the Art of Storytelling
13:00 – 14:00 Publishers and Charities Working Together
13:00 – 14:00 Making Your eBooks Accessible to More Users: Why and How
13:30 – 13:50 ePub Direct (DirectEbooks): eBooks – Top Ten Challenges for Publishers
13:30 – 14:00 Russian Literature in Exile
13:30 – 14:30 Money Talks: Why funders should care about translation
14:00 – 14:20 24symbols: The Spotify Model for Books
14:00 – 14:30 Boris Yeltsin and New Russia
14:00 – 14:45 Trina Hahnemann – Denmark
14:30 – 14:50 Sideways: Storytelling 2020
14:30 – 15:00 Affirmative Action Empire. History of Stalinism in 100 volumes – presented by ROSSPEN and the B Yeltsin Presidential Centre
14:30 – 15:00 Margie Orford Interviewed by Jonathan Heawood
14:30 – 15:30 Beyond the Classics: What Are the Trends in Russian Literature Today?
14:30 – 15:30 Retail Marketing & Branding for Independent Booksellers, Sponsored by John Wiley
14:30 – 15:30 Sub-Saharan Africa in the Age of Digital Publishing
14:30 – 15:30 Publishers’ Efforts towards Accessibility: More Books for People with Reading Disabilities
14:30 – 15:30 Children and Young Adult Books: Bestsellers, Top Movies and Brands. The Secrets of Success
14:30 – 15:30 Strategic Implications of Integrating XML into Your Publishing Business
14:30 – 15:30 E-Books and Young Adult Readers: The U.S. Perspective
14:30 – 15:30 The Arvon Foundation and The Literary Consultancy
15:00 – 15:20 iPublish: Using iPublishCentral to Deliver your App Strategy
15:00 – 15:30 The Translation Agency: Turning an Idea into Reality
15:00 – 15:30 Freedom and Responsibility: In Search of Harmony – by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill I
15:00 – 15:45 James McIntosh – UK
15:00 – 16:00 Russian Dante: Dmitry A. Prigov and 21st Century Literary Creativity
15:30 – 15:50 Hanvon Technology: Let Millions of Ebooks Bloom
15:30 – 16:00 Moscow City of Books. Publishing Programme of the Government of Moscow
16:00 – 16:20 OverDrive: Profitable Multi-Channel Distribution for your Digital Books
16:00 – 16:30 A New Chapter. Russian Writing from the 21st Centry. A Journey in Five Postcards. Reflecting on Russian Poetry.
16:00 – 16:45 Pascal Aussignac – UK
16:00 – 17:00 The Rise and Fall of Russian Intelligentsia in the Age of New Media (NLO in partnership with the Economist)
16:00 – 17:00 Creating Effective Customer Newsletters for Booksellers
16:00 – 17:00 Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East
16:00 – 17:00 Beyond the Headlines: Writing About Russia Today
16:00 – 17:00 Alexander Illichevsky Interviewed by James Meek
16:00 – 17:00 Digital Publishing Innovation in New Markets
16:00 – 17:00 E-Books and the User: In the Library, on the Desktop and on the Device
16:00 – 17:00 Benefits of Electronic Trading in the International Book Supply Chain
16:00 – 17:00 Copyright in the Digital Age. The Annual Charles Clark Memorial Lecture
16:00 – 17:00 Poetry for Children and Young People: Can Publishers and Booksellers Afford It?
16:30 – 16:50 Xplana: The Future of Textbook Publishing in the United States
16:30 – 17:00 Leonid Parfenov, The other day. Our times. 1960s, 70s, 80s 90s
16:30 – 17:30 International Young Publishers Meet Up
17:00 – 17:30 Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize
17:30 – 18:30 What’s New About New Russian Writing?
17:30 – 18:30 Making the Most of the Retail Calendar for Booksellers
17:30 – 18:30 Why Publishers Need the Reading Revolution
Tuesday 12 Apr 2011
09:00 – 11:00 Orange Prize for Fiction Breakfast
09:30 – 09:50 Read and Note.com: Your Next Generation E-Reading Technology Platform
10:00 – 10:20 codeMantra: It All Starts with the Publisher! Metadata Management and Distribution Made Easy
10:00 – 11:00 Dispelling the Myths of Self Publishing
10:00 – 11:00 Echos of the Past: Russian Historical Fiction
10:00 – 11:00 Beyond the Book – A Transmedia Approach
10:00 – 11:00 Big-Picture Digitisation Initiatives in Libraries: The European Library, the Bodleian Library and Google
10:00 – 11:00 How to Sell Graphic Novels
10:00 – 11:00 Greening the Book: Digital or Print?
10:00 – 11:00 Translation Intelligence: Surveys, Reports, Statistics – What’s the Story Behind Them?
10:00 – 11:00 Hot off the Shelf: Thrillers
10:00 – 11:00 The Importance of Prizes in Children’s Literature
10:00 – 11:00 All About My Father: Family in Contemporary Russian Literature
10:30 – 10:50 Q Bend: Your Gateway to Digital Publishing and Distribution
10:30 – 11:30 CEO Keynote – Book publishing: Digital Revolution or Digital Evolution?
11:00 – 11:20 Constellation: Insights from the eBook Front
11:00 – 11:30 The Moscow Kremlin
11:00 – 11:45 Yvan Cadiou – France
11:00 – 12:00 Hot off the Shelf: Biopics
11:00 – 12:00 Russia Through Western Eyes
11:30 – 11:50 Aptara: Digital: It’s Just Another Output. A Practical Approach to Multi-Channel Publishing
11:30 – 12:00 Author of The Day – Boris Akunin
11:30 – 12:00 History of Russia: New Interpretation. The Future of Europe: A Russian Viewpoint
11:30 – 12:30 Ebooks
11:30 – 12:30 21st Century Events: The Future of the Author Tour
11:30 – 12:30 A Different Perspective: Russian Writing Abroad
11:30 – 12:30 Self-Publishing Masterclass with Acorn Independent Press
11:30 – 12:30 iTranslate: How Digital Publishing May Change Translation
11:30 – 12:30 Consumer Publishers – What Apps Can Do for Them
11:30 – 12:30 New Financing Models in Film and TV
11:30 – 12:30 Books in Public Libraries
11:30 – 12:30 Through the Looking Glass: Interactive Reading Communities for Young People
12:00 – 12:20 Easypress: So You Think It’s Easy to make Money from eBooks!
12:00 – 12:30 Gargarin Celebration
12:00 – 12:30 Kazuo Ishiguro interviewed by Lindsay Mackie
12:00 – 12:45 Mircea Dinescu – Romania
12:00 – 13:00 Hot off the Shelf: Detectives
12:30 – 12:50 Jouve: The Enriched Ebook
13:00 – 13:20 Link-Busters: Anti-Piracy: An Essential Part of a Successful Digital Strategy
13:00 – 13:30 Philip Hensher Interviewed by Jonathan Heawood
13:00 – 13:30 Russian Literature: Multiculturalism in Action
13:00 – 13:45 Paul Cunningham – Denmark
13:00 – 14:00 Marketing your Book
13:00 – 14:00 Hot off the Shelf: Literary Fiction
13:00 – 14:00 The Testament of a Russian Buddhist: Remembering Alexander Piatigorsky
13:00 – 14:00 Bestselling Genre Fiction in Russia
13:00 – 14:00 What’s New in Non-fiction for Children and Young People?
13:00 – 14:00 Tweet Smell of Success? How to Use Social Media to Best Effect
13:00 – 14:00 Library 2020 – Where Next for Libraries’ Digital Reading Offer?
13:00 – 14:00 Innovative Pricing Models for Libraries: Exploring Win-Win Solutions
13:30 – 13:50 ePub Direct (DirectEbooks): eBooks – Top Ten Challenges for Publishers
13:30 – 14:00 Europe Loves Literature: Funding in the EU Culture Programme
13:30 – 14:00 Missed Encounters: Deconstructing East-West dialogues and Russian contemplations
14:00 – 14:20 Attributor: Piracy in the Digital Age – Friend or Foe?
14:00 – 14:30 The End of Civilisation: Literature and Philosophy Today
14:00 – 14:30 Boris Akunin in Conversation with Andrew Bromfield
14:00 – 14:45 Gurpareet Bains – UK
14:00 – 15:00 Hot off the Shelf: Historical Fiction
14:30 – 14:50 Pindar: Structuring Digital Content – from Catalogues to E-pubs
14:30 – 15:00 Building International Collections for Russian Libraries
14:30 – 15:00 Dmitry Bykov Interviewed by Angus Kennedy
14:30 – 15:15 In from the Cold: Does Russian Poetry Translate? In Partnership with the Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Prize
14:30 – 15:30 Independent Booksellers’ Guide to Multi-Channel Bookselling
14:30 – 15:30 Literary Prizes in Russia
14:30 – 15:30 Business Opportunities for Academic and Educational Publishers in the Gulf Region
14:30 – 15:30 Film Adaptation: Review of the Basics; Best Practice and Future Trends
14:30 – 15:30 Graphic Novels for the Boys
14:30 – 15:30 Digital Publishing: New Business Models, New Legal Issues. What Are the Top Legal Issues and Legal Skills You Need to Manage Your Digital Projects Successfully?
14:30 – 15:30 The Arvon Foundation and The Literary Consultancy
14:30 – 16:00 New Writers / New Writing: The Children’s Reading Partners Roadshow at The London Book Fair
15:00 – 15:20 Simplicissimus: Stealth, the Italian Way to Market your Ebooks
15:00 – 15:30 At the Crossroads of Culture: Russian Writers Living in London
15:00 – 15:45 Daniel Girsberger – Switzerland
15:00 – 16:00 Hot off the Shelf: Current Politics
15:30 – 15:50 Mark Logic: The Perfect Storm: Transforming the Publishing Landscape
15:30 – 16:00 The Amazing Samson
15:30 – 16:30 Translators Unite! The Role of Literary Translator’s Associations
16:00 – 16:20 RSuite Cloud, Really Strategies, Inc: A Book Publisher’s Guide to Single Source Multi-Channel Output. Or, How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Power of XML, CMS and EBooks
16:00 – 16:45 Suzanne Husseini – Dubai
16:00 – 17:00 How to Get into Publishing
16:00 – 17:00 Russian Literature on the Move
16:00 – 17:00 The Fair Dealer Seminar: Unlocking Technophobia – How Much Profit Can Publishers Make If They Let Technology Drive Their Print and Digital Strategies?
16:00 – 17:00 Hot off the Shelf: Science Fiction and Fantasy
16:00 – 17:00 Legal and Business Aspects of Film Production
16:00 – 17:00 Russian Memory and Memoir
16:00 – 17:00 Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History
16:00 – 17:00 Independent Booksellers Working with Publishers: Meet the Publicist
16:00 – 17:00 Why Buy Russian Content?
16:00 – 17:00 Clearing Digital Rights for Illustrated Children’s Books – Who Will Buy, How to Cut Costs, Which Digital Rights You Need to Clear and Which You Don’t
16:30 – 16:50 Cenveo Publisher Services: eStop, eLook, eListen!
16:30 – 18:30 New Books from UK Children’s Publishers
17:00 – 17:30 The Debut Prize Presentation
17:00 – 18:00 How to Get Ahead in Publishing
17:00 – 18:00 Reading China and Japan
17:30 – 18:30 EPUB 3.0: Opportunities for Publishers from the New Standard
17:30 – 18:30 Children’s Literature in Russia
17:30 – 18:30 Making the Most of eCommerce with Batch.co.uk
Wednesday 13 Apr 2011
09:30 – 09:50 Ninestars: The Digitization Imperative – Publishing and Beyond
09:30 – 10:30 TRANSCRIPT – A New Grant to Support the Translation of Russian Literature into Foreign Languages
09:30 – 13:00 China Market Forum 2011: Innovative Partnerships and Digital Opportunities
10:00 – 10:20 Apex CoVantage: Waking up in Pandora: Finding you Way in Today’s Dynamic Digital Landscape
10:00 – 11:00 Dispelling the Myths of Self Publishing
10:00 – 11:00 School Libraries: Who Needs Them?
10:00 – 11:00 Children’s Books in Translation: So What’s the Problem?
10:00 – 11:00 Children’s Books in Saudi Arabia: Past & Future
10:00 – 11:00 How Big Is Global Publishing?
10:00 – 12:30 The 12th LBF Supply Chain Seminar
10:30 – 10:50 diacriTech: Custom Publishing – The XML Route
10:30 – 11:00 Rossica Young Translators’ Award
11:00 – 11:20 Aptara: Digital: It’s Just Another Output. A Practical Approach to Multi-Channel Publishing
11:00 – 11:45 James McIntosh and Yvan Cadiou – UK and France
11:00 – 13:00 English Booker and Russian NOSE: Open to the Floor
11:30 – 11:50 AEL Data: Enhanced Content for eBook Delivery – The Way Forward
11:30 – 12:00 Mikhail Shishkin Interviewed by Colin Thubron
11:30 – 12:00 Learn Russian Today!
11:30 – 12:30 Ebooks
11:30 – 12:30 Starting a Publishing House
11:30 – 12:30 Beyond eBook Novels – What Publishing Can Learn from the World of Entertainment and Digital Marketing
11:30 – 12:30 Lauren Child and Anthony Browne in Conversation
11:30 – 12:30 Co-existence between Religion: How & Why?
11:30 – 12:30 Passing It On: Training the Next Generation of Translators
11:30 – 12:30 Academic Publishing in Russia
11:30 – 12:30 New Models for Book-to-Film Deals: Should Writers and Their Agents Be Producers?
12:00 – 12:20 Datamatics: Online Solutions and Services for Publishing Excellence
12:00 – 12:30 The Russian Prize – The International Literary Award Russkaya Premiya
12:00 – 12:45 Mridula Baljekar – UK
12:30 – 12:50 YUDU: Bringing Illustrated Books into the Digital Age
12:30 – 13:00 Nikita D Lobanov-Rostovsky: The Epoch – Life – Collection
13:00 – 13:20 MPS Limited: HTML5 and ePub 3.0: Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Technologies
13:00 – 13:30 Alisa Ganieva Interviewed by Maya Jaggi
13:00 – 13:30 Zavidovo; A Publisher’s Paradise – Modernisation of Russia through Arts and Publishing
13:00 – 13:45 Volundur Volundarson – Iceland
13:00 – 14:00 Marketing your Book
13:00 – 14:00 Found in Translation
13:00 – 14:00 The Graphic Novel Renaissance
13:00 – 14:00 Solving the Case: Crime and Detective Writing from Russia
13:00 – 14:00 Going Digital: How Independent Publishers Can Achieve the Full Works
13:00 – 14:00 Drawing Out New Talent: Booktrust’s Best New Illustrators 2011
13:00 – 14:00 The Talent Time Bomb: Can Publishing Learn New Media Skills?
13:30 – 13:50 Digibooks4all: A Fast and Effective Route to the Online e-book Market
13:30 – 14:00 A Thousand Years of Inventions
13:30 – 14:30 Lost in Journalism: The Reviewing of Literature in Translation
14:00 – 14:20 Stilo: From Print to ePub – Transforming Your Workflow
14:00 – 14:30 Harry Potter and…the Russian Orthodox Church
14:00 – 14:45 KC Wallberg – Sweden
14:30 – 14:50 BookBaby:Fame, Fortune and the Independent Author
14:30 – 15:00 Video-Poetry
14:30 – 15:00 Author of The Day – Julia Donaldson / Axel Scheffler
14:30 – 15:30 The Partnership between Author and Editor
14:30 – 15:30 Children’s Publishing Around the World
14:30 – 15:30 The Changing Shape of the Supply Chain: How Digital Publishing Is Transforming the Industry
14:30 – 15:30 Immersion and Linearity in Games, Movies and Books – Possible Futures for Storytelling
14:30 – 15:30 The Arvon Foundation and The Literary Consultancy
14:30 – 15:30 The Hidden Face of Libyan Fiction
15:00 – 15:20 SPi Global: It’s a Book. It’s an App. It’s ???
15:00 – 16:00 Booksellers’ Choice: The Art of Selling Literature in Translation
15:30 – 16:00 Russia Market Focus Handover Ceremony – from LBF 2011 to BEA 2012
16:00 – 17:00 Russia-China Market Focus Handover Ceremony
16:00 – 17:00 Beyond the Printed Page, Content for a Digital Age
  
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