James Daunt and Stephen Page to talk at Quantum Conference at The London Book Fair

The London Book Fair is delighted to announce that James Daunt, founder of Daunt Books and MD at Waterstones, and Stephen Page, CEO at Faber & Faber and former President of the Publishers Association, will be in conversation at the Quantum: Publishing & So Much More conference on Monday 11 April.

In a rare public interview, James Daunt, MD of a resurgent Waterstones, and Stephen Page, one of publishing’s longest standing and most well respected CEOs, will examine the big issues and the state of publishing and bookselling at LBF’s Quantum conference.

Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair, said: ‘The Quantum Conference is playing host to a line-up of publishing royalty. Undisputed leaders of their respective disciplines, James Daunt and Stephen Page in conversation promises to be an unmissable opportunity to future gaze with industry gurus. As a one day debating chamber of the industry, Quantum is going to be both exhilarating and informative.’

Daunt and Page will join a programme of esteemed keynote speakers and panellists at Quantum, including: Baroness Gail Rebuck, Professor Nick Bostrom and Clay Stobaugh, Executive VP at Wiley. The conference co-chairs are BBC Click Presenter and internet pioneer, Bill Thompson, and Alison Jones, Director of Practical Inspiration Publishing.

With topics ranging from omni-channel retailing to audio books to virtual reality, the inaugural Quantum: Publishing & So Much More conference will consider how the content industries are changing as developments at the cutting edge of science and technology take us beyond the digital and into the quantum age.

James Daunt in Conversation with Stephen Page will take place as part of Quantum at Kensington Olympia at The London Book Fair. For more information on the Quantum Conference please visit: http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/Whats-On/conferences/Quantum-Conference/

Tickets for Quantum: Publishing & So Much More are available now, with an EARLY BIRD booking offer: £300 plus vat valid until 11 February 2016.

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