Publish or Perish? The Future of Children’s Publishing through to 2020

Thursday 14th April 2016, 11:30am - 12:30pm BST

Children’s Hub

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How will the children’s book publishing industry develop during through to 2020 – and what will this mean for the wider children’s media market? Will the UK sector continue to consolidate or can new entrants flourish? Can the UK maintain its strong position in an increasingly international market? How will the flow of IP out of and into the publishing sector change? Will the publishing stars of the future come from YouTube and the games industry? How will the decline of the independent high-street retailers impact the market? Do children’s e-books have a future? What will the successful children’s publisher of the future look like?

Jon Watts (Co-founder MTM) will invite a diverse panel of leading publishers to explore the future of the children’s publishing sector.  Drawing on the latest industry data and research, they’ll paint a compelling picture of the children’s publishing industry in 2020 and explore the changing relationships between publishers and the wider children’s media market.

This session is open to all attendees of the London Book Fair