Stephen Page and Morten Hesseldahl stressed the core values of publishing—author relationships, reading—at London Book Fair’s 2019 Quantum conference.
Hachette UK’s Diane Spivey, who speaks Monday at London Book Fair’s Introduction to Rights, says there’s more recognition these days about how rights sales contribute to publishing revenue, even as the industry eyes Brexit’s approach.
As BIEF struggles to get its collective stand and books to London in time, the UK’s French Institute plans more shows of solidarité in the British capital.
In the context of Brexit, the London Book Fair’s Jacks Thomas is dedicated to the ‘cross-cultural dialogue’ of the industry: ‘It’s what books do.’
Plan S and expanding the discussion around open access publishing are on the agenda at an invitational workshop led by Copyright Clearance Center and Outsell.
The chief of the UK’s 90-year-0ld Faber & Faber will tell the Quantum audience at the London Book Fair that however troubling Brexit’s confusions may be, publishing holds the world’s ‘editorial centrality’ in its hands: and that means it has a job to do.
Proposing an alternate meaning for Brexit as the negotiations furor rises, Richard Charkin suggests: ‘Books Really (are) Entertaining, eXciting, Informative, and Transformational.’
Recognizing the Brexit deadline that follows March’s London Book Fair, the Author of the Day events include three writers from the Continent.
‘The UK government must ensure that the national policy framework is favorable toward writers and other creative practitioners,’ says the Society of Authors in its new policy statement on Brexit.
A new decision allows EU member states to align VAT rates on print books and ebooks if they choose to, instead of a 15% minimum for electronic services.