The London Book Fair has announced a schedule of topics and conferences that will be covered during its virtual online book fair, which will be spread across the month of June and into July. Starting on June 7, there will be four days of single-topic conferences: “Introductions to Rights” on June 7; “The Writer’s Summit” on June 8; “What Works? Education Conference on June 9; and “Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum” on June 10.
The fair will then reconvene on June 21 and 22 with two days of talks and panels, including “Industry Insights” sessions, focused on publishing industry issues. June 23 will focus on tech and offer “Digital Technology: What’s Next for Publishing,” and the 24th will offer a focus on children’s books and edutainment, as well as scholarly publishing and human resources development.
The week of June 29 will provide conversations with winners of the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards; a separate stream of events will be available for authors and translators. The final day of the online fair on July 1 will offer insights into the business of books from the bookseller perspective.
Among the authors participating will be Matt Haig.
All content will then be available to view from July 2 - 16.
“In creating The Online Book Fair we hope to be able to offer something for everyone,” Andy Ventris, director of the London Book Fair, said. “The Online Book Fair will be a chance to take stock of the challenges the industry has faced over the past year, and to celebrate the resilience, creativity and progress which the industry has shown throughout this adversity.”