Registration is now open for the London Book Fair, which runs from April 18-20. The fair has also announced its initial line-up of speakers and seminars for the fair's main stage.

Among the highlights will be a keynote talk from Brian Murray, president and CEO of HarperCollins, who will open programming on the main stage on April 18. His talk is entitled "Shaping the Business and the Art of the Book Industry," and will discuss recent changes in the industry. This will be followed by a series of panel discussions covering prospects for the global industry, the cost of living crisis and how inflation impacts publishing, challenges to global copyright, book-to-screen adaptations, sustainability in book publishing, attracting the next generation of publishing professionals, the evolution of indie publishing, and more.

"The main stage was a popular addition to last year’s Fair, and I’m delighted that we are able to deliver another exciting and extensive selection of discussions to the London Book Fair 2023," Gareth Rapley, the recently appointed director of the London Book Fair, said. "We are honored this year to present a selection of industry big hitters, ranging from international publishing organizations to indie publishers, multi-million selling authors, book retailers and media executives. The Main Stage will be an opportunity for not-to-be-missed debate and discussion, and we are looking forward to hearing the insights and innovations of this world-leading array of speakers.”