The London Book Fair has announced the agenda for its Publishing for Digital Minds Conference, in alliance with the Publishers Association, and sponsored by the Copyright Clearance Center. The sixth edition of the conference will take place April 7, just before the opening of the fair.
Among the speakers confirmed for the 2014 edition are Dominique Raccah, CEO of Sourcebooks, who will appear in a session for industry thought leaders. Bill Thompson, the veteran technology journalist and head of partnership development at the BBC Archive will deliver a keynote speech, and the BBC Director of Children’s, Joe Godwin will participate in a discussion on targeting child and YA audiences online. Hugh Howey will talk about his experience of being a simultaneously conventionally published and self-published author.
Entrepreneurs from publishing startups will also be represented at the conference. Frances Pinter, founder of open access book provider Knowledge Unlatched, will participate in a discussion on crowdfunding and the democratization of content. Open Road Media’s Rachel Chou will explore the content marketing company’s experience of promoting e-books. Adrian Hon, CEO of Six to Start; Rebecca Denton, head of interactive for video content specialists Rockabox; and Tom Dolan, founder of content consultancy leaningforward will appear on a panel addressing the challenge of applying IP to multiple platforms.
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