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London, Wednesday 17 January 2024. The London Ebook Honest (LBF) is delighted to announce that Nationwide Literacy Belief (NLT) and Ebook Help Worldwide have been chosen as the 2 Charities of the 12 months for the 2024 version, amongst different highlights attendees can sit up for at this 12 months’s Honest.

Additional to a powerful pool of candidates making use of to be the LBF Charity of the 12 months, The London Ebook Honest has determined to nominate two charities this 12 months, whose work focuses on bringing books and literacy to wider and youthful audiences.

Nationwide Literacy Belief is a charity altering folks’s life possibilities by means of the facility of phrases – from first phrases, by means of faculty days to coaching, jobs and past. In 2022, the Nationwide Literacy Belief reached over 1.3 million youngsters and younger folks by means of their work in colleges and the neighborhood. With the help of their companions, together with from the publishing trade, they had been in a position to present over 500,000 books and work with over 8,000 colleges and attain over 9,000 dad and mom. This 12 months, the charity marks 30 years of fixing life tales by means of the facility of phrases, and will likely be celebrating this monumental milestone on the Honest.

In the meantime, Ebook Help Worldwide is the UK’s main worldwide ebook donation charity, aiming to share the facility of books and assist create a extra equal world. Celebrating its 70th 12 months, it’s supported by over 100 UK and worldwide publishers. Yearly it supplies over a million brand-new books to communities the place folks would in any other case have few or no books and works with companions to help and set up protected studying areas. In 2023, it offered 1,235,900 books to communities in 22 international locations, giving over 13 million folks the chance to learn. Final 12 months additionally noticed the launch of its most bold marketing campaign so far, Technology Reader – aiming to succeed in 10 million younger folks throughout sub-Saharan Africa with the books they should realise their potential – and their desires.

Jonathan Douglas CBE, Chief Government of the Nationwide Literacy Belief, mentioned: “We’re thrilled to be The London Ebook Honest’s Charity of the 12 months 2024. Each organisations are pushed by an understanding of the facility of books and studying, and the important function they’ve in inspiring youngsters and younger folks and supporting their lifelong literacy abilities. We sit up for working collectively to showcase the unimaginable work of the Nationwide Literacy Belief, as we help and empower communities throughout the UK dealing with the most important challenges with literacy. Collectively we will help folks change their tales.”

Alison Tweed, Chief Government of Ebook Help Worldwide, mentioned: “We’re thrilled to be chosen as The London Ebook Honest’s joint Charity of the 12 months for 2024, alongside the Nationwide Literacy Belief. On this our 70th 12 months we wish to say an enormous thanks to UK publishers, with whose help we’re in a position to ship over 1 million books yearly to individuals who would in any other case don’t have anything to learn.  Our new Technology Reader marketing campaign goals to construct on this work, giving 10 million younger folks throughout Africa entry to life-transforming books. We sit up for assembly with publishers at London Ebook Honest this 12 months, to discover how we are able to do much more to share the facility of books world wide.”

Nigel Newton, Chief Government of Bloomsbury Publishing and President of Ebook Help Worldwide, mentioned: “It is extremely good to see Ebook Help Worldwide chosen as LBF’s joint Charity of the 12 months, of their 70th anniversary 12 months. The work they do with the books donated by UK publishers, getting books to the remotest and most marginalised communities world wide, is transformational. I hope that much more publishers will companion with Ebook Help Worldwide this 12 months and invite anybody keen on doing so to return and meet them at this 12 months’s London Ebook Honest. LBF represents an incredible alternative for connections and it was eventually 12 months’s honest that I launched Daniel Gorman of English PEN to Alison Tweed of Ebook Help Worldwide which led to the provision of 1000’s of books to PEN Ukraine for his or her ‘Unbreakable Libraries’ mission.”

The LBF Charity of the 12 months announcement comes because the Honest reveals different highlights from its Seminar Programme, together with the Tech Theatre and the Literary Translation Centre, and unveils its new Audio Alley characteristic.

L-R: Elisa Shua Dusapin, Astrid Alben, Abdel-Wahab Khalifa, Ikenna Okeh

L-R: Alyna Wnukowsky, Javier Celaya, Pamela Aculey, Sophie O’Rouke

This 12 months sees the launch of the inaugural Audio Alley, a devoted area for audio exhibitors, which is able to characteristic resolution and repair suppliers throughout the audio sector. Positioned throughout the Know-how & Publishing Options part of the Honest, the Audio Alley will allow guests to study extra about this rising sector, and will likely be bolstered by a sequence of aligned occasions on the Tech Theatre, with conversations round audiobooks and audio publishing, happening on Wednesday 13th March.

Matters to be mentioned extra broadly on the Tech Theatre will embrace: how BookTok and studying developments; AI-powered methods for authors and publishers; augmented actuality image books for neurodivergent people; the newest in educational publishing; utilizing know-how to successfully work remotely; and rather more. A panel dialogue round audio may even happen on the Principal Stage round the way forward for audio in publishing, international developments and the affect of AI, with audio system from PRH Audio Publishing Group, Spotify, Storytel and the Audio Publishers Affiliation.

In the meantime, the Literacy Translation Centre will return with a programme packed filled with high-profile audio system and organisations, internet hosting conversations round getting began as a literary translator; new Nielsen information on literature in translation; the rise of and ‘Technology TF’ (translated fiction); bilingual poets and self-translation; the world of translated non-fiction; AI and literary translation; and extra.

Nathan Hull, Chief Technique Officer at Beat Know-how, mentioned: “Beat Know-how is thrilled to take part within the inaugural Audio Alley at London Ebook Honest. It’s important that the audio format is rightfully represented at our trade’s’ predominant exhibitions. Ever supportive of all alternatives to help audiobooks at main commerce occasions, it’s a pleasure to exhibit alongside heavyweight friends – and all gathered in a single place. From producers to platforms; and options to software program; from AI to in-car leisure, the whole lot is roofed. I’d actually encourage all ranges of seniority within the publishing homes to return have a look and pay attention, and never assume audio is solely the realm of the audio or gross sales groups, it’s an integral a part of the publishing mainstream.”

Anne Bergman-Tahon, Director of the Federation of European Publishers, mentioned: “Umberto Eco known as it the language of Europe. Translation is important to sharing cultures and understanding one another higher. One of many roles of ebook gala’s is to facilitate conferences between authors, translators and publishers and provides them an opportunity to find new literary expertise. It’s nice that The London Ebook Honest supplies a discussion board such because the Literary Translation Centre that makes this potential.”

Peggy Hughes, Chief Government of The Nationwide Centre for Writing, mentioned: “We’re delighted to be working collectively as soon as once more with our esteemed companions and buddies in literary translation to co-curate the programme for this 12 months’s Literary Translation Centre (LTC) at The London Ebook Honest. The LTC is a singular and important platform for literary translators of all profession levels to attach, to share information and discover finest apply in our sector, to have fun the craft, interrogate the enterprise, and perceive the challenges and alternatives. This 12 months’s programme invitations dialog on themes akin to information, AI, on bilingual translation, on poetry translation in post-colonial contexts, on relationship administration throughout the translation journey, and far else, and as at all times we’re energised and galvanised by what these three days collectively will deliver.”

Gareth Rapley, Director of The London Ebook Honest, mentioned: “The submissions for Charity of the 12 months had been extraordinarily sturdy this 12 months, and we merely couldn’t separate the Nationwide Literacy Belief and Ebook Help Worldwide, whose UK and worldwide focuses respectively align so intently with LBF’s nationwide and worldwide outlook. We sit up for marking their respective anniversaries, whereas amplifying the essential work that these two good charities are doing to enhance literacy and entry to books domestically and world wide.

With lower than 9 weeks to go, preparations for London Ebook Honest are persevering with apace. Our Seminar Programme is shaping up properly, with the Tech Theatre and Literary Translation Centre promising to host fascinating conversations on the cutting-edge subjects within the ebook trade – from BookTok and AI, to self-translation, and we’re delighted to offer prominence to the audio trade, which has proven such sturdy progress and continues to indicate large potential for growth and innovation.”

Highlights from the Seminar Programme 2024 embrace:

Tuesday 12th March

11:05 – 11:50 What’s Behind the Numbers? Unpacking and Utilising the Information on Translated Literature and its Readers

Literary Translation Centre

Startling information and evaluation compiled by Nielsen on behalf of the Booker Prize Basis in 2023 revealed ‘Technology TF’ (‘translated fiction’) to be far youthful than anticipated. This session will invite trade consultants to mirror on what’s presently occurring on the gross sales facet of the translated literature panorama, and the way this information can profit translators – particularly in an period when publishers appear more and more risk-averse.

12.00 – 12.30 Decreasing Manuscript Rejection Charges in Journal Publishing: AI-Powered Methods for Authors and Publishers

Tech Theatre

On this session, we discover how AI instruments can enhance manuscript acceptance charges in scholarly publishing. With acceptance charges starting from 1% to 93.2%, our focus is on enhancing manuscript high quality and adherence to publishing requirements. Find out how AI assists authors in refining submissions and simplifies the publishing course of, benefiting each authors and publishers by boosting high quality and effectivity.

Speaker: Sureshkumar Parandhaman (AVP of Publishing Options and Pre-Gross sales, Integra)

13:15 – 14:00 Writing the Similar Textual content Twice? Bilingual Poets and Self-translation

Literary Translation Centre

Self-translation is a manner ahead for bilingual authors writing in much less translated languages who wish to attain a wider viewers. It might additionally give them an opportunity to strategy a textual content from one other cultural and linguistic perspective, rethink and reshape it. Poets bilingual in Basque, Dutch, English, Spanish and Welsh focus on the processes, challenges and rewards of getting the capability to put in writing in two or extra languages and translating one’s personal work.

Audio system: Astrid Alben (poet, translator, editor, chair of Poetry London), Beatriz Chivite Ezkieta (poet, translator, cultural supervisor), Iestyn Tyne (poet, translator and musician)

Moderator: Alexandra Büchler (Literature Throughout Frontiers)

15:25 – 16:10 European Union Prize for Literature: Making Fiction Journey

Literary Translation Centre

Launched in 2009 to spotlight writing by rising authors from throughout Europe, the coveted prize makes excellent literary titles seen to publishers, and contributes to the variety of the European ebook market. With virtually 1400 translations of the successful titles into 48 languages, the prize continues to open doorways for the awarded authors and internationalise their careers. The session will current the prize, its evolution and affect on translation throughout European literary scenes through the years.

Audio system: Anne Bergman-Tahon (Director, Federation of European Publishers, EUPL consortium), Bianca Bellová (creator, EUPL and EBRD Literature Prize winner), Richard Davies (Writer, Parthian Books)

Moderator: Alexandra Büchler (Literature Throughout Frontiers)

15.45 – 16.15 Case Research: Exploring the Advantages of Augmented Actuality Image Books for Neurodivergent People

Tech Theatre

Throughout this session, you’ll hear how immersive applied sciences akin to Augmented Actuality (AR) can enrich the training surroundings, spark curiosity and supply help for youngsters – particularly for learners with further wants and disabilities. As AR know-how continues to advance this ground-breaking fusion of print and digital media, it has the potential to assist educators to diversify their classes making it a enjoyable and studying expertise for all.

SpeakerPamela Aculey (creator, Founder & CEO of Simply Like Me Books & MIXD Actuality)

Wednesday 13th March

09.30 – 10.00 Navigating the European Audio Business: Evolution, Progress and Traits

Tech Theatre

We’ll analyse the primary European Audio Business Map to assist publishing professionals navigate the intricate tapestry of the audio panorama. The presentation is not going to solely make clear the trade’s intricacies, however may even highlight the thrilling rising cross-over and enterprise alternatives between podcasts, audio sequence and audiobooks.

Speaker: Javier Celaya (Founder,

11.00 – 11.30 The Subsequent Chapter: AI in Audiobooks

Tech Theatre

Be part of ElevenLabs, the chief in AI voice know-how, to discover how cutting-edge AI speech synthesis is revolutionizing storytelling. Uncover how this innovation is remodeling the best way tales are informed and skilled, in addition to creating novel alternatives for publishers, platforms, and authors.

Speaker: Hugo Rayne (ElevenLabs)

12:10 – 12:55 AI and Literary Translation

Literary Translation Centre

Because the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, there was intense public curiosity in (and suspicion round) the alternatives introduced by generative AI programs. Literary translation organisations such because the Translators Affiliation and CEATL have issued statements expressing issues. This panel will deal with latest developments on this fast-moving subject, and think about the authorized, moral and sensible implications for literary translators of the rise of the machines.

15:25 – 16:10 LEILA: Highlighting Excellent Arabic Titles to Publishers in Europe

Literary Translation Centre

The LEILA mission presents the most effective of Arabic literature in translation, chosen by a gaggle of consultants who perceive literary qualities for worldwide readership. Supported by the Inventive Europe programme, LEILA is the primary pan-European mission giving visibility to chose titles and making a community of literary professionals that promote writing from the Arab world. The session will current the LEILA mission with its newly launched web site, analysis into translation flows, networking efforts and abilities growth alternatives for translators.

Audio system: Anne Millet (LEILA mission coordinator), Dr Abdel-Wahab Khalifa (educational, co-author of Research on Translation of Arabic Literature within the UK), Sawad Hussein (translator)

Moderator: Olivia Snaije (journalist, LEILA web site content material editor)

Thursday 14th March

10.15 – 11.00 Unleashing the Energy of Information: Extracting Buyer Insights from a Million Books

Tech Theatre

This presentation will focus on insights from the enterprise’s wealthy D2C consumer information and the way these insights may be leveraged to assist publishers with optimising a ebook portfolio’s worldwide efficiency, revising titles to align with buyer wants, and benchmarking portfolio and title efficiency. Perlego is an educational ebook platform often called the “Netflix of Textbooks”, whose all-you-can-eat enterprise mannequin permits content material consumption throughout a various, international consumer base.

Speaker: Sue Hodgson (VP Content material, Perlego)

13:15 – 14:00 Elisa Shua Dusapin: A Literary Journey in Translation

Literary Translation Centre

The award-winning work of Elisa Shua Dusapin has taken readers from the seashores of Sokcho in winter, to the new and humid streets of Tokyo, and all the best way to a circus tent in Vladivostok. Be part of Elisa, translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins and ebook critic Madeleine Feeney as they focus on the mesmerizing work of one of many best voices of worldwide literature.

Audio system:  Elisa Shua Dusapin (best-selling creator of The Pachinko Parlour and Vladivostok Circus), Aneesa Abbas Higgins (translator), Madeleine Feeny (ebook critic)

13.30 – 14.00 Advertising and marketing Romance: BookTok’s Main Style

Tech Theatre

Be part of us for an insightful session across the fascinating world of BookTok and its affect on the romance style. Uncover how romance novels have taken centre stage on this in style platform and turn into a number one style. Because the studying neighborhood on TikTok continues to evolve, our audio system will make clear tips on how to navigate this dynamic panorama and keep linked together with your viewers.

Audio system: Georgia Henry (Founder/Director, The Pitch Company), Genevieve Barratt (Deputy Head of Advertising and marketing, Simon & Schuster)

14.15 – 14.45  Dramatising Books for Audio

Tech Theatre

An skilled panel of award-winning audio drama writers, producers and administrators will focus on what makes a profitable ebook dramatization. The panellists will have a look at numerous case research from each the UK and internationally, wanting on the relationship between the creator and dramatist, the expansion of radio drama on new platforms, by means of podcasting and on-demand providers, and the longer term evolution of Audio Drama.

Audio system:  Andrew Mark Sewell (Inventive Director, Producer/Director, B7 Media), Helen Quigley (Manufacturing Director,, Richard Kurti (Author)

14:20 – 15:05 Residing in Language: Poetry and Translation in Postcolonial Contexts

Literary Translation Centre

It has been advised that the English language is ‘essentially the most violent colonial weapon ever invented’ (Kaveh Akbar). In a postcolonial world, how and why do poets resolve what language to put in writing in? How do they (and their translators) take care of calls for to translate the expertise of their folks? And what about the concept that ‘all writing is in impact translating our mom tongue’, as poet Habib Tengour writes in Residing in Language? How will we handle to attract something into phrases, and the way far can we succeed? This panel is introduced by the Poetry Translation Centre (PTC), which interprets up to date poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America; and the Translators’ Affiliation, a sub-group of the Society of Authors which represents literary translators within the UK and past. The occasion explores questions raised within the PTC’s debut prose anthology, Residing in Language, printed in its twentieth 12 months.

15.00 – 15.30 A Ebook Diversifications: Construct Belief and Efficient Collaboration by Inventive Deal-making

Tech Theatre

Authors, publishers, screenwriters, producers, administrators, studios, streamers and broadcasters all deliver tales to an viewers, however they ceaselessly converse a unique language with regards to ebook choices for display screen, stage and past.  Hear from Leisure Lawyer, Literary Agent, Producer, Government Producer and Founder and Proprietor of Viv Loves Movie, Emma Topping, tips on how to construct belief and efficient collaboration within the enterprise of ebook diversifications.

Speaker: Emma Topping (Founder & CEO, Viv Loves Movie)

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

The London Ebook Honest (LBF) is the world’s largest spring ebook 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.

To use for a press cross for The London Ebook Honest, please go to this hyperlink.



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