In pictures: FutureBook Conference 2015

In pictures: FutureBook Conference 2015

The FutureBook Conference celebrated its fifth anniversary with a line-up including rapper Akala, the leaders of some of UK publishing's biggest companies, and the first BookTech Showcase.

The use of data and the increase in mobile users were major themes of the event, which also saw the awarding of the FutureBook Awards.

Here is the day in pictures.

Akala performs a piece from his graphic novel The Ruins of Empires.


The audience in the auditorium at the FutureBook Conference saw speakers including Pottermore's Susan Jurevics, Faber's Stephen Page and Springer Nature's Annette Thomas.


Charlie Redmayne gave the closing keynote at the conference, warning publishers they should be aware of the threat of a cyber attack.


Anna Jean Hughes from The Pigeonhole speaks on the mobile panel.


(From left) The Publishers Association's chief executive Richard Mollet chairs a panel on publishing through the looking glass with panellists Perminder Mann m.d. of Kings Road Publishing, Douglas McCabe from Enders Analysis, Caroline Raphael from Penguin Random House UK, and Tom Whitwell from Fluxx.


Crystal Mahey-Morgan taking part in a session on the new publishing.


Sandy Mahal presents Emily Labram from HarperCollins with the best Adult Digital Book award for A Game Of Thrones: Get into the Books.


Jo Howard from Mosaic Search & Selection presents Hannah Telfer from Penguin Random House with her award for Digital Leader of the Year.

For more pictures from the FutureBook Awards, see this week's issue of The Bookseller, out Friday 11th December.