Events

  • Webinar: The positive impact of prizes on translation

    Online
    Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 16:30

    BOOK YOUR PLACE: https://bit.ly/3l9kyVt (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.) Literary prizes have the power to dramatically raise the profile of international writing, bringing new attention to foreign authors and translated works. But what impact do literary prizes have on translators, authors and publishers? How do they affect and incentivize the market for translated works? How do prizes help overcome barriers to getting works translated and published?

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  • Webinar: The Global Influence of The Arabian Nights

    Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 16:00

    Spanning centuries and continents, The Arabian Nights is a monument to world literature and the ageless art of storytelling. The impact and legacy of the Nights is often underestimated, although its influence on modern literature - from Marcel Proust and James Joyce to Vladimir Nabokov and Margaret Atwood - is unmistakable. This discussion, supported by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, will unpack the legacy of the Nights and explore its place in western literary traditions.

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  • The Bookseller Children's Conference

    Virtual Conference
    Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:00

    This year's Children's Conference is going virtual! As we turn to autumn, we are faced with a fresh set of challenges, which is where the Bookseller Children's Conference comes in! Following the success of our inaugural virtual conference in July, we are poised to help equip you for the months ahead, answering questions like:

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  • The Bookseller Futurebook Conference

    Virtual Conference
    Monday, November 16, 2020 - 10:00

    FutureBook will return as a digital conference in 2020 with a schedule that will tackle head on the publishing sector's response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the future of books in the new normal. The event will be held in from 16th November, with sessions running throughout the week. The FutureBook Awards is also returning, with an emphasis on innovation during Covid. A separate strand focused on audiobook publishing will run concurrently.

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  • The Bookseller Marketing and Publicity Conference

    Virtual Conference
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 08:30

    The Bookseller Marketing and Publicity Conference 2020 will be hosting live, digital panels in association with our friends at the BMS and the PPC.  This year's Marketing & Publicity Conference will cover everything from copywriting to crisis comms, micro-influencers to media consumption. It's a chance to learn from the best of the best, and a chance to be inspired. It's a chance to regroup and think about what's to come, and it's a moment to celebrate all you have created over the past three months, which is nothing short of extraordinary.

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  • The British Book Awards

    In 2020, we celebrate 30 years of The British Book Awards. The annual celebration of the best books, bookshops and publishers will return on 29th June with a virtual ceremony. 

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  • The YA Book Prize

    The YA Book Prize launched in 2014 to award a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. It is the first UK and Ireland prize to specifically focus on fiction for young adults and addresses an important need for a prize in the growing YA and teen market. The prize celebrates great books for teenagers and young adults and aims to get more teens reading and buying books.

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  • The British Book Award for Export

    The British Book Award for Export shines a spotlight on the success of the export teams of the British book trade. Organised by The Bookseller in association with Times Publishing Ltd and Pansing Distribution Pte Ltd (Books), the new award scheme runs in parallel to The British Book Awards, which celebrates Britain’s best books, best publishers and best bookshops.

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