LBF Digital Conference

LBF Digital Conference

Oddly enough before the volcanic ash intervened the London Book Fair's digital conference was a sell-out: as it was about 150 of the 200 prospective delegates attended with The Bookseller's associate editor Benedicte Page saying that the standout thing for her was how everyone was really beginning to "grapple" with the issues rather than just talking about them. "It is moving into the mainstream: how to change and engage," Ben told FutureBook. Her full report of the event can be found here at The Bookseller.

My former colleague Liz Bury was also there and wrote this piece for Publishing Perspectives: with agent Ed Victor reported to be on fine form, asking publishers to explain why “if there are no warehousing costs, no manufacturing costs and no distribution costs, we had to drag you kicking and screaming to a lousy 25% of net receipts?”