FutureBook 2016 launches

FutureBook 2016 launches

Executives from Bonnier, Audible, Bookouture, HarperCollins, Hachette, Storytel, Outsell, BookBeat, OUP, Ogilvy & Mather and Mendeley are among more than 50 speakers who will address delegates at The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference in 2016, with the one-day event expanding to include dedicated strands on the growing EdTech and AudioBook markets.

The three-in-one conference takes place on 2nd December at 155 Bishopsgate, London, with the event also playing host to the annual FutureBook Awards and the BookTech Showcase. The main FutureBook Conference will begin at 9 a.m. with four keynote speakers focusing on how publishers can define and better take advantage of current trends in digital.

AudioBook Revolution begins at 11 a.m., with the first session kicking off with exclusive overviews of the growing audio markets in the UK, the US and Germany. The EdTech for Publishers event, run in association with EdTech Exchange, will also begin at 11 a.m., with perspectives on the burgeoning EdTech scene from Outsell and London-based accelerator Emerge Education.

Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller, said: “The digital transformation has turned into digital business for most publishers and this is reflected in the grown-up themes we are taking on at FutureBook 2016, with an emphasis on how innovation has become ingrained, the new business models coming out of the start-up sector, change management within established businesses and the trends emerging over the horizon. I’m particularly delighted to be bringing back a dedicated audiobook conference that is reflective of a sector that has undergone huge change and is now enjoying huge growth, and I look forward to our first event focused on the massively exciting EdTech community.”

For more on FutureBook 2016, or to book your tickets for the FutureBook, EdTech for Publishers and AudioBook Revolution conferences, visit theBookseller.com/FutureBook2016.