Speakers for our Game Changers seminar have been confirmed!

Posted on October 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

The book publishing industry has transformed rapidly in a short space of time. A variety of game changers have left even the most extreme traditionalists pondering over the fate of the printed book.

Join us as we take a look at publishers, companies and individuals who have had a radical impact on the traditional publishing and bookselling landscape and attempt to answer some of the questions mentioned above.

Julia Kingsford began her career in marketing at Random House before spending several years in the broader arts and media at both the BBC and Barbican. Returning to books she joined Foyles,eventually becoming Head of Marketing, and in 2010 she chaired the brainstorming session that the idea for World Book Night came out of and left Foyles in May 2011 to become World Book Night’s Chief Executive.

Laura Austin works as E-book Manager at YUDU Media, and is always on the lookout for trade and education publishers looking to digitise illustrated content for the web, tablets and mobile. Prior to this, Laura worked in publishing for 5 years in editorial, sales and marketing roles before co-founding BookMachine, a fast-growing community for the publishing industry.

Sarah Taylor has worked at Troubador Publishing for over two years as the Marketing Assistant at Matador, the UK’s leading self-publishing imprint of Troubador Publishing. She is also the Book Review Editor of The Self Publishing Magazine. Sarah works with self-publishing authors daily and is ideally positioned to talk about the evolution of the author services industry.

Trevor Klein is the Head of Development at Somethin’ Else, an award-winning content design company. Trevor runs the company’s digital development portfolio working with broadcasters, brands and publishers including Transworld, Faber & Faber, Kew Gardens and Canongate.