*+-At last week’s London Book Fair, experts from the ed tech publishing community shared key lessons they have learned, including keep it simple and act fast.
*+-A memorial service for Random House UK’s Simon Master, who died in January, provided a fitting PS to the London Book Fair which wrapped up last week.
*+-The London Book Fair has evolved to reflect the ‘new ecology’ of publishing and shift in confidence, says Faber’s Stephen Page.
*+-Five years after launching, Open Road has published 10,000 titles from 2,500 authors, seen 12 million downloads, and added translations from 3 partners.
*+-Powerful publishing personalities partied at HarperCollins’ annual London Book Fair opening night party , exhibiting the influence the publisher still holds.
*+-In the Rights Center of the LBF, literary agents are reporting deals swirling around Latin America, China, and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.
*+-If one theme resonated at the London Book Fair’s Digital Minds conference, it was that even in the age of digital, we need to remember we are selling books to humans.
*+-With three leading figures in UK publishing passing away in the past few weeks there has been a palpable sense of an old order changing.
*+-Technology is being adapted to glean data from users and consumers in a variety of cultural spaces, from bookshops to libraries to museum shops.
*+-Saudi Arabia’s Obeikan is a leader in education publishing, with nearly 3,000 titles, a print operation, as well as 20 bookstores across the country.