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Seminars at London Book Fair

Seminars at London Book Fair

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Social Mobility, Apprenticeships and Broadening the Talent Search for UK Publishing

11 Apr 2018, 11:30 - 12:30 at Olympia Room Grand Hall

Chaired by Ruth Howells, Head of Communications, the Publishers Association

The publishing industry is already undertaking a range of initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion, but we know there is more to do. How do we best ensure that we reach an even broader talent pool? With the pending introduction of the Publishing Assistant apprenticeship, this seminar will consider the role apprenticeships can play in broadening access, what we can learn from other industries and the most effective approaches to improving social mobility.

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A 'Bookish Brexit'

10 Apr 2018, 11:30 - 12:30 at Olympia Room Grand Hall

Chaired by Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive, the Publishers Association 

As the United Kingdom begins to re-set its trading relationships with the rest of the World, what does the UK Publishing community need from the political and legal process to ensure that it remains at the heart of the global trade in content and rights exchange? What can the international publishing community expect from a post-Brexit UK publishing industry and what policy positions will the UK need to adopt to support the creative and educational goals of the global publishing community? This seminar will explore the options and realities of the future for the global publishing industry at this time of political and economic upheaval in the UK, EU and beyond.

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Accessible Publishing – Strategies for Success

12 Apr 2018, 13:00 - 14:00

Chaired by Emma House, Deputy CEO, the Publishers Association and Chair of the PA Accessibility Action Group

Increasing accessibility in file formats, platforms, devices and apps means that the publishing industry can provide their mainstream content direct to all their readers in a way that has never been possible before.  With case studies from publishers who have experienced the challenges and opportunities of accessibility, this seminar will aim to show how achievable a successful accessibility strategy can be. Emerging technology solutions and tools to assist strategies will also be presented along with an overview of challenges facing students when trying to access published learning materials.  This seminar is suitable for everyone in the book industry who is involved in producing good quality ebooks and bringing them to their readers.

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