Much as the afternoon focused on publishing’s return to audiobooks as a growth center in the business, London Book Fair’s Quantum conference audience was encouraged to review its assumptions.
‘Challenging all assumptions of the past’ may be only the beginning of life after the digital disruption, Tom Goodwin says. And when he speaks at London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference, he’ll be talking about the ‘share-of-attention’ dilemma.
First on the calendar is Edinburgh’s Scottish Book Trade Conference in February. And in April, London Book Fair’s Quantum conference’s programming is featuring audiobooks and seldom-heard voices.
In a smooth transition to its new Nielsen-partnered format, London Book Fair’s flagship Quantum Conference leans on data, optimism, and conversation.
In a new conference partnership this year, Nielsen’s BookInsights and London Book Fair’s Quantum come together to emphasize data, consumer comprehension, and actionable insights for publishers.
Who’s buying the books, who’s coloring them, and how are they finding them? Here are a few glimpses from Nielsen’s 2015 research.
In a day of congenial panel discussions and reassuring pep talks, London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference threw an amber-warm light on tricky times for publishing.
Editing, audio, book recommendation, and metrics in scholarly book downloads — all played a role in the contest for the London Book Fair’s Quantum Innovation Award.
‘The power of the book and the importance of the author haven’t changed at all,’ the Baroness Gail Rebuck tells London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference. And she warns against a ‘civil war’ in publishing.
‘The process of writing decides what is to be written next.’ Hence, says Nick Bostrom, AI may not be an ‘existential risk’ for publishing.
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