The London Book Fair announces format for 2021 online event


The Online Book Fair by LBF (June 22 – July 1, 2021) will run a series of events over three weeks in June, offering varied content for different audiences throughout the month. The programme will shine a spotlight on key areas of the Fair, creating the opportunity for a larger global audience than ever before to come together in a flexible way to network, learn, and share ideas.

Matt Haig, one of the UK’s bestselling and most popular writers, has been named Author of the Fair. Matt will take part in an exclusive In Conversation… event during the Fair.

Andy Ventris, Director at The London Book Fair said, “It is a great pleasure to welcome such a renowned and well-loved writer as our Author of the Fair this year. Matt Haig’s event will be a highlight of the Fair and I’m delighted to have Matt on board to spearhead our events programme.”

Four of LBF’s world-renowned conferences will take place online during the week commencing 7th June. Introductions to Rights (7th June) will explore how to sell rights, for those looking into a career in rights or who have recently joined the industry; authors and aspiring writers will get the inside track from publishing experts on how to get your writing noticed during The Writers’ Summit (8th June); What Works? Education Conference (9th June) will provide educational publishers, EdTech organisations and educationalists with insights into the international developments impacting their industries and markets, with distinguished speakers from across the world speaking about what they’ve learnt from COVID-19 and what the future holds; Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum (10th June) will tackle Open Access, looking at the issues shaping the future of academic publishing and giving participants an overview of the new infrastructure and service developments that underpin research information.

The Online Book Fair by LBF platform will open on 21st June with a mix of talks, panels and breakout sessions. LBF will return to its usual Spring dates on April 5-7, 2022.

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