Friday, 5 October 2018

Future Book Short Story Competition and Future Book Live November 2018

Full details of the short story competition and upcoming Future Book Live 2018:


Good morning,
We're thrilled to announce two experts in education and artificial intelligence who will give keynote speeches at The Bookseller's EdTech Conference on Friday 30th November, held as part of FutureBook Live 2018: Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of the university of Buckingham and author of AI study The Fourth Education Revolution, and Rose Luckin, professor of learner-centred design at the UCL Knowledge Lab and director of start-up support programme EDUCATE.
Seldon is a long-time champion of digital learning, and his latest book is a call to educators everywhere to grapple with the challenges of AI, which has immense capacity to spread education across the globe, but must be properly shaped to achieve that end. Meanwhile Luckin, whose own research involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from AI, will explore the real impact of the new technologies, including those she is seeing coming out of EDUCATE.
In addition to the above, we're pleased to introduce four more speakers to the EdTech conference line-up. Please see below for further details.
There are only three days left to book at Early Bird prices so make sure you book your tickets by this Friday 5th October.
Past attendees of the EdTEch for Publishers Conferences in 2017 and 2016 have until the end of this week to register for FutureBook Live at last year's EdTech prices, to do so please contact us on events@thebookseller.com for your discount code. 
We hope to see you on Friday 30th November.
Best wishes,
Benedicte Page
Deputy editor, The Bookseller

EDTECH KEYNOTES
Sir Anthony Seldon
Vice-Chancellor, The University of Buckingham
Rose Luckin
Professor of learner-centred design, UCL Knowledge Lab 
Also speaking will be Niels Peter Thomas, chief book strategist at Springer Nature, talking about the impact of technologies - including virtual reality - on the process of reading. Meanwhile, Joseph Noble, head of partnerships & innovation at Oxford University Press, and Yaz El Hakim, director of Learner Experience for Kortext & vice-chair of SEDA, will talk about the opportunities for using digital resources in overseas markets.
Niels Peter Thomas
Chief book strategist, Springer Nature
Joseph Noble
Head of partnerships & innovation, Oxford University Press 
Yaz El Hakim
Director of Learner Experience for Kortext & vice-chair of SEDA

Programmed in association with the EdTech Exchange, now part of BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, the Conference will conclude with popular session PitchEd competion, at which start-ups operating in the EdTech field will showcase their ideas to a panel of judges, including EdTech Exchange founder and entrepreneur George Burgess.

Only THREE days left to register at Early Bird prices
Discount ends Friday 5th October
Our fantastic 3 for 2 offer is also available on standard price tickets and is the ideal solution for teams who would like to attend together. View more information here. 

The 2018 FutureBook Awards submission deadline is TOMORROW! More info here.
Conference venue: etc.Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, Liverpool St, London, EC2M 3YD
Delegate queries: Briony.Morgan@thebookseller.com
Speaker enquiries: Molly.Flatt@thebookseller.com
Sponsorship opportunities: Emma.Lowe@thebookseller.com


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Good morning,
Introducing our keynote speakers for The Bookseller's AudioBook Conference, brought to you as part of FutureBook Live - James Cridland, Miles Stevens-Hoare and Joseph Evans.
This is the third year of The Bookseller's successful AudioBook Conference, with speakers this year including radio futurologist James Cridland talking about the impact of smart-speakers on the markets for audio content, Jess Williams, c.e.o. and voice designer of Opearlo, on the future for voice apps, and Wil Harris chief executive of Entale, on the potential of using podcasts for storytelling.
Our keynotes will look at the rise and rise of audiobooks, what the implication are of Audible's dominance of the marketplace, and how book content fits into the wider market for listening, as more and more homes find space for smart speakers.
Miles Stevens-Hoare will share his thoughts on the wider market for audiobooks, from retail to library supply, and on how dedicated; audiobook publishers add value; Joseph Evans will survey the recent growth in audio, and look at the implications of Audible's strategy to become the Netflix for listening.
AUDIO KEYNOTES
James Cridland
Radio futurologist
Miles Stevens Hoare
General manager
W F Howes
Joseph Evans
Senior research analyst
Enders Analysis

Jess Williams
CEO & voice designer
Opearlo
Wil Harris
CEO
Entale

Don't miss it - Early Bird discount ends this Friday 3rd October! 
Our fantastic 3 for 2 offer is also available on standard price tickets and is the ideal solution for teams who would like to attend together. View more information here. 

The 2018 FutureBook Awards submission deadline is TOMORROW! More info here.
Conference venue: etc.Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, Liverpool St, London, EC2M 3YD
Delegate queries: Briony.Morgan@thebookseller.com
Speaker enquiries: Molly.Flatt@thebookseller.com
Sponsorship opportunities: Emma.Lowe@thebookseller.com


Have a question? Call us on +44 (0)203 358 0386.
 Sponsors and Partners:

Connect with us:

The Bookseller, 10th Floor, Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP. Registered no 07201744.

Events enquiries:  0203 358 0385



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Are you sitting comfortably?
Well, it’s time to get the hell up, try something new and start taking more risks. Because this year, FutureBook Live is on a mission to put a sparkling rocket of creativity and courage up the book trade.
Sure, most of us have done pretty well in the past year. Sales are up, indie outfits are flourishing and greater diversity is slowly creeping in. But there’s also a dangerous whiff of complacency in the air. A lingering sense of entitlement. A wilful blindness to the cataclysmic technological and social changes coming our way.
So on Friday 30th November, Europe’s biggest publishing innovation conference is designed to get publishing professionals from across the spectrum – from agents to booksellers, digital specialists to designers, big-name publishers to ambitious entrepreneurs – to think big, be brave and get the hell on with becoming relevant to a new generation. Our three electrifying strands will help you: 
Provoke:
ask the uncomfortable questions about what is (or isn’t) working right now. From an examination of what readers really want to a deep-dive into lessons from streaming and subscription models, you’ll rethink everything you’re doing today so you’re not outpaced tomorrow.
Predict:
look five years into the future, at the tech and issues that are going to transform what and how you create. How should you be harnessing the next gen of AI, voice, VR, gaming and blockchain? What jobs will be left by 2025, and what sort of leadership do we need to make the most of them? Expect big thinking from big brains. 
Play:
press pause on the rhetoric and get hands-on with the approaches and technologies that will help you deliver on your ideas. Test your beta concepts with our live ThinkSprint session. Hack your workflow in an on-the-spot workshop. Pitch your startup to a panel of industry insiders. Above all: try, don’t just talk.
As for speakers, expect an awful lot of people you’ve never heard of. Sure, there’ll be some big names from the book world, but we also want to expose you to perspectives, expertise and ideas from innovators making waves in a range of industries - from music to neuroscience, voice design to TV.
So nab yourself an Early Bird ticket, put Friday November 30th in your diary, and start limbering up.
Book people, it’s time to get out of your comfort zone.
Oh and of course, if there’s anyone you particularly want to hear from, or any topic you’re dying to see covered, just give us a shout, and we’ll do our best. What’s more, if they’re totally new to us, you’ll be rewarded with a free bestseller-generating algorithm. (Possibly.)
Early Bird tickets are now on sale, book by 5th October to save £31. 
Our fantastic 3 for 2 offer is also available on standard price tickets and is the ideal solution for teams who would like to attend together. View more information here. 


Delegate queries: Briony.Morgan@thebookseller.com
Speaker enquiries: Molly.Flatt@thebookseller.com
Sponsorship opportunities: Emma.Lowe@thebookseller.com

Have a question? Call us on +44 (0)203 358 0386.


 Sponsors and Partners

Connect with us:

The Bookseller, 10th Floor, Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP. Registered no 07201744.

Events enquiries:  0203 358 0385


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