Programme | FutureBook 2021

Programme: Friday, 19 November 2021

FutureBook 2021: Reset

Keynotes

09.00am

10.00am

11.00am

How to save the planet, one book at a time

Keynote
09:10am - 09:30am Track 1 Mark Maslinprofessor of Earth System Science, University College London

 

Markus Dohle in conversation with Philip Jones

Keynote
09:30am - 09:50am Track 1 Markus Dohlec.e.o, Penguin Random House

 

Nelle Andrew in conversation with Tom Tivnan

Keynote
09:50am - 10:20am Track 1 Nelle Andrewliterary agent, Rachel Mills Literary

 

The New Not-Normal

Keynote
10:20am - 10:30am Track 1 Elizabeth Uviebinenéauthor and columnist Roxane Gayauthor

 

Panels

11.00am

12.00pm

Hot spots: where can publishing make the biggest difference?

Panel
11:00am - 11:55am Track 1 Alison Floodpaperback preview editor, The Bookseller Amanda Ridoutfounder and c.e.o Boldwood Books Siena Parkersocial impact director, Penguin Random House Daniel Wittepartner manager, Carnstone Thea Shererdirector of sustainability, Springer Nature

 

Ten years of digital: how the ebook changed publishing

Panel
11:00am - 11:55am Track 1 Introduction: Michael Tamblyn c.e.o, Rakuten Kobo Michael Bhaskar publisher, writer and co-founder, Canelo Chiki Sarkar founder and publisher, Juggernaut Books Emilie Marneurdigital and business development director, Bonnier Books UK John B Thompsonemeritus professor of sociology, University of Cambridge

Break Out: New Voices, Tomorrow’s Brands

Panel
11:00am - 11:55am Track 1 Joelle Owusu-Sekyerecommissioning editor, Coronet Sophie O’Neill managing director, Inpress Amy Mae Baxtereditor-in-chief, Bad Form Review

Better together: best practice to collaborate and share resources

Panel
12:00pm - 1:00pm Track 1 Eliza Kavanagh senior audience development and engagement manager, Publishers Association Steve Tompkinsco-founder, Architects Declare Further panelists TBC

 

On the up and up: Innovation in audio formats

Panel
12:00pm - 1:00pm Track 1 George Walkley media and publishing consultant Ani Attamianhead of publishing partnerships - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Google Kelli Fairbrotherco-founder and c.e.o xigxag Govind Balakrishnanc.e.o, Curio

 

Publishing 360: three interviews about publishing today

Interviews
12:00pm - 1:00pm Track 1 Crystal Mahey-Morganpublisher and agent, OWN IT! Toni Tonespeaker, writer and social content creator Jamie Byngchief executive and publisher, Canongate

 

1.00pm

Session Two - Lunch & Learn

1.00pm

2.00pm

A Fresh Look at Ebook Demographics

Sponsor
1:00pm - 2:00pm Track 1

BookBub shares its latest insights about ebook readership, with subscriber statistics and micro-trends to inform your promotional strategy

Panels

2.00pm

Orange Is Not the Only Fruit: How to Use Prizes Effectively

Panel
2:00pm - 2:50pm Track 1 Miriam Robinson M&P conference programme director, The Bookseller Neil Griffithsauthor and founder, The Republic of Consciousness Prize Vanessa Onwuemeziauthor and winner of The White Review Short Story Prize Sunny Singhauthor and cofounder, the Jhalak Prize Kate Mosseauthor and founder, The Women's Prize for Fiction

Chain impact: transforming the supply chain

Panel
2:00pm - 2:50pm Track 2 Kate Gunning Kate Stilborndirector of operations, Blackwells Zoe Cokeliss Barsleydirector of sustainability, Oxford University Press Vicky Ellissales director, Clays Georgia Amson-Bradshawpublisher, Wide Eyed Editions and Ivy Books

 

Beyond the UK: the view from overseas

Interviews
2:00pm - 2:50pm Track 2 Philip Joneseditor, The Bookseller Håkan Rudels head of business area, books, Bonnier Tony Nash c.e.o & founder, Booktopia

 

Putting on a Show: How to Find your Audience

Panel
2:55pm - 3:40pm Track 1 Molly Flattassociate editor, FutureBook Natasha Carthewfounder and artistic director, Working Class Festival Fiona Razvidirector and co-founder, Wimbledon BookFest Julie Farrell & Ever Dundas co-founders, Inklusion Guide(on video) Rachel WoodRare Birds Bookshop

Circular thinking: outsider ideas for closing the loop

Panel
2:55pm - 3:40pm Track 2 Jared Shurinhead of planning, M&C Saatchi Social Impact Practice Steve Butterworthc.e.o, Neighbourly Tom Byrnehead of corporate responsibility, ASOS Joanna Yarrowstrategy director, M&C Saatchi & campaigns director, Human Nature

Turn it up: audio success stories

Showcase
2:55pm - 3:40pm Track 2 Showcase 1: Partnerships Dominic Whitehead of publishing and commerce, WF Howes Ed Faulknerpublisher, Atlantic Showcase 2: Podcasts Alice Lloydcommissioning editor for audio, Orion Showcase 3: Streaming Nia Beynonsales & marketing director, Boldwood Books Carla Herbertsonhead of International Audio Content, Zebralution

3.00pm

4.00pm

Hearts and minds: our role in engaging readers

Panel
4.10pm - 4:55pm Track 1 Miriam RobinsonThe Bookseller Sam Taylorco-founder, Max Minerva's Marvellous Books Rosie BaldwinUK marketing and publicity, Chelsea Green Jay Griffithsauthor Zoey Dixonlibrarian, Lambeth Libraries

Publishing Utopias

Panel
4.10pm - 4:55pm Track 2 Watch this space for a vision of publishing's future'

Panel TBC

Panel
4.10pm - 4:55pm Track 2 Panellists TBC

Session Four

5.00pm

6.00pm

Creative Keynote

Keynote
4:55pm - 5:15pm Track 1 June Sarpong OBETV presenter, diversity expert & author

 

FutureBook Awards Winners Announced

Awards
5.15pm - 6:00pm Track 1

 

Key
  Pre-recorded video
  Live streamed video