Hook the Readers

Seize the Agenda

Take Smarter Risks

   Hack the Process

- these are the tasks we are asking of FutureBook Live speakers and delegates in 2019.

For 10 years FutureBook, The Bookseller’s annual publishing conference, has tracked, interrogated, and challenged the way the international book business has embraced (and rebuffed) the digital content revolution. Today the event remains the stand-out gathering for smart thinkers, creatives and innovators across books, with FutureBook Live 2019 offering the most ambitious and far-reaching programme so far, with executives from Pearson, Hachette, Waterstones, Bonnier, Springer Nature, Faber, Booker, the BBC, Penguin Random House, Blackwell, and Lonely Planet, confirmed as speakers.

The conference will once again examine the burgeoning audiobook and podcast markets, the academic and educational sectors, and will also tackle the big themes dominating the book business right now, including the globalisation of platforms and audience, the threats to freedom to publish, the cultural importance of books and renewal of physical bookselling, the rise and fall (and rise) of female leaders, and the challenges (or opportunities) posed to reading by other entertainment sectors.

The prestigious FutureBook Awards will return, including BookTech Company of the Year, Podcast of the Year, and the FutureBook Person of the Year, who will once again deliver the closing keynote.

Oh, and since it’s FutureBook's 10th birthday, look out for a special anniversary celebration of all things FutureBook!


Day of Code

Don't miss out on the Day of Code, a free day of training for 40 FutureBook ticket-holders, offered by Consonance, in partnership with FutureBook, and sponsored by Hachette and Nielsen. Applications close on 11th October, so don't delay!

Have a look at some of our conference photos, for a taste of FutureBook Live 2018:

FutureBook Live speaker Paul Kemp-Robertson talks to his co-author of The Contagious Commandments: Ten Steps to Brand Bravery, Chris Barth, to discuss some of the issues and opportunities that book brands face now.

For event queries please contact events@thebookseller.com
For sponsorship enquiries please contact Emma.Lowe@thebookseller.com
For speaker queries please contact Molly.Flatt@thebookseller.com