October 31, 2022
In recent years the publishing industry has been in rude health, with the Publishers Association reporting UK consumer book sales in 2021 up 4% to £2.2 billion. While digital formats such as ebooks and audiobooks have attracted consumers and column inches, the print book format has been remarkably resilient compared to other forms of physical media. But the way that readers find and purchase those books is changing, with the advent of new independent online retailers, subscription boxes, and direct to consumer sales by media outlets and publishers. Online book sales are far more than just Amazon!
Join us as we discuss this topic with a panel of industry experts. Byte The Book's Justine Solomons will chair this event. Her speakers are: Nicole Vanderbilt, UK Managing Director for Bookshop.org; James Albrecht, Director of Fane Productions and LoveMyRead; Sara Montgomery, founder and director of Monwell Ltd; and Darin Brockman, CEO and founder of Firsty Group and D2C platform Glassboxx.
We are incredibly proud to be collaborating with the Stationers’ Company on this event. The Stationers Hall is home to The Stationers' Company who are the livery hall for the publishing industry and all communications industries in City of London. The building has recently undergone a major restoration and is truly magnificent. They have a rich history dating back to 1557 and the birth of copyright in the UK. They have in their vaults, amongst other important historic artefacts, the copyrights on Shakespeare's plays.
Tickets are £27.50. Drinks and nibbles are included in the ticket price.
6.30pm Drinks and Networking
7.00pm Welcome by Liveryman George Walkley
7.05pm - 8.15pm Presentations and Discussions
8.15pm Closing Remarks from Master Stationer, Moira Sleight
8.20pm Buffet, Drinks and Networking
9.30pm Event Ends