2018 PROGRAMME

09:00 - 09:30

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

09:30 - 09:35

Welcome from Nigel Roby, Chief Executive, The Bookseller

SESSION ONE: LOOKING AT READERS - READING AT HOME AND ABROAD

09:35 - 09:55

KEYNOTE

INSPIRING KIDS ABOUT THE WORLD, AROUND THE WORLD

Hanna Otero, Publisher, Lonely Planet Kids

09:55 - 10:15

INTERVIEW WITH:

Peter Usborne, Founder of Usborne Publishing
Nicola Usborne, Deputy Managing Director

10:15 - 10:30

TRENDS IN UK BOOK SALES

Kiera O'Brien, Charts and Data Editor, The Bookseller

10:30 - 10.45

HOW MIDDLE GRADE GOT ITS MOJO BACK

Rebecca McNally, Publishing Director, Bloomsbury Children's Books

10:45 - 11:00

SHARING STORIES IN A GLOBAL LANGUAGE

Amy Wilkerson, Head of Sales (International), Penguin Random House Children's

11:00 - 11.30

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

SESSION TWO: LOOKING AT MARKETS AND WHERE OPPORTUNITIES LIE

MAIN CONFERENCE

MEDIA STREAM

11:30 - 11:45

CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION IN THE US AND LESSONS FOR THE UK

Lionel Bender, Editorial Partner, Bender Richardson White

11:30 - 11:35

INTRODUCTION

Heloise Wood, News Reporter, The Bookseller

11:45 - 12:05

UNDERSTANDING CHINA
 

CASE STUDY: 
THE CHILDREN'S 'EDUTAINMENT' MARKET IN CHINA

Alicia Liu, Managing Director, Singing Grass Communications

AUDIOBOOKS AND SELLING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Jiayang Yuan (Jason), Exhibition Director , Beijing International Book Fair

11:35 - 11:50

VALUE ADDED:THE MARKET FOR ADAPTATION

Eli Rezinsky, Economic Consultant, Frontier

12:05 - 12:20

OPERATING IN A GLOBAL MARKET: WHY SELLING WORLDWIDE WORKS FOR A MICRO-PUBLISHER

Sam Hutchinson, Author and Publisher, b small

11:50 - 12:30

PANEL SESSION
LOST OPPORTUNITIES, NEXT OPPORTUNITY IN MEDIA

CHAIR: Jeff Norton, Author, Writer-Producer, and Founder of Awesome
Lisa Edwards, Head of Children’s Publishing, Kings Road Publishing
Melanie Stokes, Co-founder and Joint MD, Kindle Entertainment
Rebecca Watson, Agent, Valerie Hoskins Associates

12:20 - 12:35

CHILDREN'S BOOK MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD

Jaclyn Swope, Publisher Account Manager, Nielsen Book Research

FROM PITCH TO PRODUCTION: MAKING IT HAPPEN

12:30 - 12:45

Gráinne McGuinness, Creative Director, Paper Owl Films
Andrew Brenner, Head Writer, Pablo

12:45 - 13:00

M G Leonard, Author of Beetle Boy, Beetle Queen and Battle of the Beetles
Nigel Pickard, Director, Nevision

12:35 - 13:00

PANEL SESSION
POST REBEL GIRLS, WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION

CHAIR: Rachel Williams, Publisher and Co-founder, Wide Eyed Editions
Alison Tarrant, Chief Executive, School Library Association
Annie Everall, Director, Authors Aloud UK
Liza Miller, Senior Editor, Hachette Children's Group
Sarah Larter, 
Children's Publishing Director, DK

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

SESSION THREE: FINDING READERS AND REACHING OUT

MAIN CONFERENCE

MEDIA STREAM

14:00 - 14:20

KNIGHTS OF: WHAT WE DID (WHY WE DID IT) AND WHAT WE'D DO DIFFERENTLY

Aimee Felone, Co-Founder, Knights Of
David Stevens, Co-Founder, Knights Of

POINTS OF VIEW: WHAT ARE PRODUCERS LOOKING FOR AND WHY

14:00 - 14:15

Camilla Deakin, Joint Managing Director, Lupus Films

14:15 - 14:30

Billy Macqueen, Co-founder, Darrall Macqueen

14:30 - 14:45

Jane Steventon, Producer, Awesome Media & Entertainment

14:45 - 15:00

Panel discussion chaired by Heloise Wood, News Reporter, The Bookseller

14:20 - 14:35

5 WAYS TO THE HEADS AND HEARTS OF
GENERATION Z

Emily Goldhill, Strategist, Livity

14:35 - 14:50

BOOKBUDDY CASE STUDY: CONNECTING BOOKS WITH READERS AND WHY SCHOOLS NEED OUR HELP

Maz Evans, Author and Founder, BookBuddy

14:50 - 15:00

EVENTS AND PR FROM AN AUTHOR'S POINT OF VIEW

Stewart Ross, Author

15:00 - 15:30

PANEL SESSION
FULL EXPLOITATION: GETTING NOTICED, GETTING DEALS

CHAIR: Heloise Wood, News Reporter, The Bookseller
Ingrid Selberg, Publishing and Licensing Consultant, Ingrid Selberg Consulting
Tobi Coventry, Company Director, Dialogue Scouting
Emily Hayward Whitlock, Head of Book to Film, The Artists Partnership

15:00 - 15:15

REFLECTING REALITIES: UNPICKING THE DIVERSITY WORD

Louise Johns-Shepherd, chief executive, CLPE
Farrah Serroukh, CLPE Learning Programmes Leader (Reflecting Realities Project Lead)

15:15 - 15:30

CASE STUDY
JUSTICE FOR MR UNDERBED: HOW ANDERSEN PRESS REACTED TO THAT JOHN LEWIS ADVERT TO SELL MORE BOOKS

Paul Black, PR Director, Andersen Press

15:30 - 16:00

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

SESSION FOUR: CHANGES, CHALLENGES & DEVELOPMENTS

MAIN CONFERENCE

MEDIA STREAM

16:20 - 16:35

PUTTING THE VERSE INTO UNIVERSAL: NEW RESEARCH REVEALS THE APPEAL OF POETRY FOR CHILDREN

Andrea Reece, manager, National Poetry Day
Joseph Coelho, Performance Poet

16:00 - 16:20

PANEL SESSION
COMPETING FOR COPYRIGHT, LICENSE AND RIGHTS

CHAIR: Benedicte Page, Deputy Editor, The Bookseller
Kate Wilson, MD, Nosy Crow
Davinia Andrew-Lynch, Literary Agent and Founder, Andlyn
Owen Atkinson, Chief Executive, ALCS

16:00 - 16:10

BOOKS & BEYOND: GAMING

Neil Coombe, Head of Publishing, Games Workshop
Mark Chambers, Product & Channel Marketing Manager, Games Workshop

16:10 - 16:20

BOOKS & BEYOND: DIGITAL

Marine Debray, Head of Group Strategy & Business Development, HarperCollins UK
Meir Biton, Co-founder and CPO, Storyball

16:20 - 16:30

BOOKS & BEYOND: AUGMENTED REALITY

Japhet Asher, Digital Director, Carlton Publishing

16:30 - 16:45

Panel discussion chaired by Philip Jones, Editor, The Bookseller

16:35 - 16:50

STORYCASTLE: USING VOICE TO DISCOVER AUDIOBOOKS

Joanna Surman, Digital Director, HarperCollins

 

END OF MEDIA STREAM

16:50 - 17:20

DAVID FICKLING

In conversation with...

17:20 - 18:00

DRINKS RECEPTION AND NETWORKING

For sponsorship opportunities contact Emma.Lowe@thebookseller.com

For speaker or programme enquiries please contact Charlotte.Eyre@thebookseller.com

For general enquiries contact Briony.Morgan@thebookseller.com