London Book Fair 2014 – Day Two
PR Manager Adam Tuckwell, blogs from our stand on a busy Day Two of the 2014 London Book Fair.
The Cambridge University Press team had a busy day at the London Book Fair yesterday, and there seems no letting up today with a packed schedule of meetings, seminars and talks taking place at London’s Earl’s Court exhibition centre for this, the second day of LBF.
Our Academic Sales and Rights Teams are joined by three prominent members of the Press, all of whom are speaking in discussion panels at the show today.
- Rich Westwood, General Manager of Cambridge Hitachi will be speaking about ‘Developing Digital Solutions for Secondary Education‘.
- Claudia Bickford-Smith, Director, International Education Business, will be joining the CLT-ELT Publishing Forum, speaking about the work our Education team do around the world.
- Finally, William Bowes, Legal Counsel at CUP will be joining a panel to discuss IP consideration affecting Open Access policies, which is a hot topic at this year’s show.
Yesterday’s panel with Chris Bennett discussed (amongst other things) the changing purchasing behaviour of Librarians, and the need for publishers to provide content for researchers.
Meanwhile back at the stand, there seems a constant flow of people keen to speak to Press staff. Just like Andrew mentioned in his post yesterday, this is my first year at the show and I have been overwhelmed by the sheer scale of it.
I am here with other members of the Press Communications Team to raise awareness of who Cambridge University Press are, write blog posts and share updates on social media.
If you are keen to see our live updates from the show you can follow our event hashtag #CUPLBF14 on Twitter.
As I walk around the show I’ve been surprised by the wide range of people you meet on the floor. Executives from multinational publishers mix with budding authors, publishing students and visitors who have popped in to the venue to see what LBF is all about.
The show is a great leveller and everyone seems willing to stop, chat and learn from one another, which shows how friendly the Publishing industry can be.
The show continues for one more day tomorrow so if you are planning to attend do visit the stand in aisle K, say hello, and trial some of our digital products on display.