For many publishers and authors this week the big event is London Book Fair. Running from the 14th-16th March in Olympia in London, this year there will be over 25000 visitors from 124 different countries.
Although we won’t be there this year I thought it might be handy to do a quick roundup of the research/academic activities going on during the fair.
Follow the LBF Blog
First of all, keep up to date by checking out the London Book Fair Blog – there are some great posts on there from Alastair Horne who gives a monthly summary of academic publishing news
Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum
If you are attending #LBF2017 be sure to register for the Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum on the 15th March:
Research and scholarly publishing faces unprecedented change. Digitisation has turned the concept of territoriality and the supply chain upside down. Different international approaches to funding in higher education and research mandates are not only affecting institutions, but also publishers.
What are these trends and what do they mean for scholarly publishing?
Join industry leaders as they share their global perspectives and strategic insight into the latest policy, publishing models and technologies.
Insights Seminar Programme
As part of the Insights Seminar Programme there is also a Scholarly Stream with 13 sessions running Tuesday -Thursday covering subjects including authentication, copyright, journal sales, technology in book publishing and open access publishing.
Grab a discount
We are offering our readers 50% off our print books during #LBF17 – just select the student option at the checkout to get a bargain!
Finally, download the LBF app to make your visit a socially connected one. The app helps you find your way around and schedule your days, but also lets you connect with other visitors to the fair and follow social media streams to keep up to date.