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Stellar Headliners for LBF’s Predominant Stage Introduced | The Hub by The London Ebook Honest

London, Friday 9 February 2024. The London Ebook Honest (LBF) is delighted to announce that bestselling writer and TikTok sensation Dr Julie Smith; entrepreneur, writer and host of the UK’s no.1 podcast ‘The Diary of a CEO’ Steven Bartlett; and actor and philanthropist Michael Sheen might be becoming a member of the Predominant Stage line-up at this yr’s Honest.

L-R: Michael Sheen; Dr Julie Smith © Sarah Brick; Steven Bartlett © Olivia Spencer

Dr Julie Smith will open the proceedings on Day 2, with a pivotal “in dialog” occasion on the Predominant Stage on Wednesday 13th March, 9.45 – 10.15, the place she’ll be addressing the state of psychological well being for authors and the inventive sector, in addition to her meteoric rise on TikTok, the place she has over 4.7 million followers. 

Previous to turning into an writer and content material creator, Dr Julie Smith ran her personal non-public apply as a scientific psychologist for nearly a decade, and commenced sharing her digestible, informative movies on social media in 2019. Her often-viral movies cowl a wide range of psychological well being subjects from nervousness and melancholy to confidence. Her debut e book Why Has No one Instructed Me This Earlier than? was the bestselling non-fiction e book of 2022 and she or he is presently writing her second e book.

The Predominant Stage programme on Day 2 will proceed with a particular session at 10.30 – 11.00 with famend entrepreneur, investor, podcaster and bestselling writer Steven Bartlett, who will talk about his chart-topping e book The Diary of a CEO, his journey from podcaster to printed writer, his classes in management enterprise and  advertising, plus  his present third internet mission and the potential functions of this within the e book business.

Steven Bartlett is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor, writer, and the host of the chart-topping podcast ‘The Diary of a CEO’ – an unfiltered journey into the exceptional tales and untold dimensions of the world’s most influential folks, consultants, and thinkers. Steven joined the BBC’s hit TV present Dragon’s Den from Collection 19 because the youngest ever Dragon within the present’s historical past. Steven co-founded Flight Story – a advertising and communications firm that works with main manufacturers. Steven additionally co-founded thirdweb – a software program platform backed by Shopify and Coinbase that makes it simple to construct web3 functions. In January 2023, Steven launched his personal fund, Flight Fund, to speed up the following technology of European unicorns. Steven’s most up-to-date e book The Diary of a CEO: The 33 Legal guidelines of Enterprise & Life was the quickest promoting private growth e book since data started. It has offered over 500k copies globally throughout format throughout the first few months of publication, with rights offers in 34 territories.

In the meantime, Michael Sheen will be part of an in-conversation panel on the Predominant Stage on Thursday 14th March, 13.30 – 14.15, alongside Audible Head of UK Tracey Markham, Head of Author Partnerships at Substack Farrah Storr, and novelist Sunjeev Sahota. The session will concentrate on how variety and inclusion (D&I) are delivered inside publishing, the broader inventive industries, and what constitutes good apply on this space. 

Michael Sheen is the co-founder of A Writing Likelihood, alongside the Joseph Rowntree Basis and New Writing North. The programme goals to open entry to the writing industries for brand new and aspiring writers from working-class and lower-income backgrounds and for many who face boundaries on account of intersecting challenges, together with however not restricted to ethnicity, incapacity, sexuality, gender identification, age and non secular beliefs.

Dr Julie Smith, Writer, Content material Creator and Scientific Psychologist stated: “I’m wanting ahead to being again at The London Ebook Honest. It’s such an excellent occasion, the place you could find your self surrounded by fellow authors, eager readers and publishers from internationally, all united by the love for the written phrase. I’m delighted to be returning as a keynote speaker on the Predominant Stage. My journey as an writer has been so thrilling and I can’t wait to share it with LBF audiences, whereas highlighting the very important significance of psychological well being for every one in every of us.”

Steven Bartlett, Writer, Speaker and Entrepreneur stated: “From talking with so many unimaginable authors on my podcast, it’s clear to me the ability of books to outline tradition, create dialog and encourage connection. Occasions like The London Ebook Honest assist do that on a world scale, I’m massively grateful to everybody who discovered a global dwelling for my e book The Diary of a CEO, which has offered in an unimaginable 34 territories! One thing I’ve discovered via my platform is the methods during which we ought to be extremely reactive to new developments in tech and expertise acquisition, and I can’t wait to share my publishing imaginative and prescient and perception with LBF attendees.”

Michael Sheen, Actor and Philanthropist, Founding father of A Writing Likelihood, stated: “Once we first launched A Writing Likelihood, I used to be stunned by the standard of labor that was submitted and by the writers that we chosen for the programme. It’s clear to me that we have to proceed to work exhausting to allow entry for gifted folks into the inventive industries and to know and take away the actual boundaries that stop this. It’s nice to have the ability to carry this dialog to The London Ebook Honest as publishers are so key to spreading nice concepts and to enabling actual change in society.”  

Gareth Rapley, Director of The London Ebook Honest, stated: “Following some already large bulletins for the Predominant Stage, together with keynotes from Jonathan Karp, CEO of Simon & Schuster, and the SheEOs in Publishing panel led by Bodour Al Qasimi that includes Judith Curr and Ameena Sayid, we’re past excited so as to add three main stars from throughout the e book and display screen group. I can’t wait to listen to Dr Julie Smith, Steven Bartlett and Michael Sheen share their distinctive and engaging insights into extraordinarily urgent subjects, whether or not it’s psychological well being for authors, how entrepreneurs can promote extra books or how we will develop accessibility to the business. That we’ve these unbelievable Predominant Stage audio system at this yr’s Honest is a testomony to the importance of LBF and the way it’s reflecting key subjects throughout the total breadth of publishing and aligned inventive content material industries.”

Additional particulars about The London Ebook Honest line-up might be revealed within the run as much as the Honest and might be obtainable at this web page.

The London Ebook Honest (LBF) is the world’s largest spring e book commerce and publishing occasion, and can return to its dwelling at Olympia London from 12 – 14 March 2024. Customer registration is now open, at this hyperlink.

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