Programme

Registration

9.00-9.30 AM
 

INTRODUCTION: PURPOSES AND INTENTS

9.30 - 9.40 AM

 
 
PHILIP JONES

EDITOR, THE BOOKSELLER

 

PORTER ANDERSON

ASSOCIATE EDITOR, FUTUREBOOK

THE STATE OF THE AUTHOR (1)

Observations, perceptions and contentions: where does the author stand today?

 

9.40-9.55 AM

THE STATE OF THE AUTHOR IN TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING

Nicola Solomon - Chief Executive, Society of Authors (SoA)

           

9.55-10.10 AM

THE STATE OF THE AUTHOR IN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING

Orna Ross - Founding Director, Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

           

10.10-10.20 AM

A CALL FOR AUTHOR UNITY

Jane Steen - Author

 

10.20-10.30 AM

A CALL FOR INDUSTRY UNITY

Kamila Shamsie - Author

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

10.30-11.00 AM

the state of the author (2)

What key players, realities on the ground, and working conditions tell us

 

11.00-11.10AM

WHAT PUBLISHERS TELL US

Rebecca Smart - Managing Director, Penguin Random House Ebury Publishing

 

11.10-11.25 AM

WHAT 'AUTHORS ANONYMOUS' TELLS US

Dan Kieran - Co-founder and CEO, Unbound
John-Paul Flintoff - Author, Artist, Performer

           

11.25-11.35 AM

WHAT SURVEYED AUTHORS TELL US

Harry Bingham - Author

           

11.35-11.45 AM

WHAT THE CURRICULUM TELLS US

Ian Ellard - Head, Faber Academy

 

11.45-11.55 AM

WHAT THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE TELL US

Emma Barnes - Founding CEO, Bibliocloud, Snowbooks

 

11.55-13.00 PM

WHAT LITERARY AGENTS AND AUTHORS TELL US

Chaired by: Porter Anderson - Associate Editor, FutureBook
Piers Blofeld - Sheil Land Agency
Andrew Lownie - Lownie Agency
Sheila Crowley - Curtis Brown
Dave Morris - Author, Game Designer
Kate Pullinger - Digital Author, Bath Spa University Professor
Douglas Wight - Author/Journalist/Co-founder, 22Five Publishing

lunch

13.00 - 14.00 PM

What we can do

Working toward consensus, cohesion, and messaging for the industry

 

14.00 - 14.50 PM

WHAT AUTHORS CAN DO: ALLIED INTERESTS

Chaired by: Sarah Shaffi - Online Editor and Producer, Caroline Sanderson, Associate Editor, The Bookseller
Sarah McIntyre - Illustrator, Author #PicturesMeanBusiness
Jonathan Emmett - Author, #CoolNotCute
Nikesh Shukla - Author, Editor, Rife Magazine
Louise Rogers Lalaurie - Literary Translator, UK Society of Authors/Translators Association #NameTheTranslator
Cathy Rentzenbrink - Contributing Editor, The Bookseller       

 

14.50 - 15.45 PM

WHAT PUBLISHING CAN DO: INDUSTRY INTERESTS

Chaired by: Philip Jones - Editor, The Bookseller
Sara Lloyd - Digital and Communications Director, Pan Macmillan
Nick Barreto - Co-founder, Technology Director, Canelo Digital Publishing
Daniel Freeman - Account Director, Midas PR
Dan Kieran - Co-founder and CEO, Unbound
Katie Roden - Content Strategy, Publishing and Marketing Consultant        

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

15.45-16.15 PM

WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER

16.15-17.45

Conference Delegates and Speakers engage in an interactive message-building session aimed at creating a statement for the international publishing community. This is to be presented at the FutureBook Conference 2015 on 4th December in London. Input will include conference delegates’ proposals, questions, concerns, and ideas, logged throughout the day by our comment-capture desk supported by TheWritingPlatform.com

closing comments

17.45 - 18.00 PM

 

NIGEL ROBY

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, THE BOOKSELLER

 
PHILIP JONES

EDITOR, THE BOOKSELLER

 

PORTER ANDERSON

ASSOCIATE EDITOR, FUTUREBOOK

Drinks Reception

18.00-19.00

For event queries please contact blake.brooks@thebookseller.com
For sponsorship enquiries please contact emma.lowe@thebookseller.com