Stephen Page and Morten Hesseldahl stressed the core values of publishing—author relationships, reading—at London Book Fair’s 2019 Quantum conference.
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.
Acclaimed as one of the greats in British publishing–who made a ‘dazzling literary court’ of Faber–the late Matthew Evans prompts fond memories.
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.
Publishers Launch London conference considered several issues: territoriality, metadata and the role of publishers in the age of digital DIY.
By Erin L. Cox In today’s Frankfurt print edition of Publishing Perspectives, we ran a story about Peruvian-born author Mario Vargas Llosa’s Nobel Prize win, featuring quotes from some of his international publishers. One quote that came in after the issue went to press was from the UK. Faber & Faber Chief Executive Stephen Page said, “We are absolutely thrilled …