The third day of London Book Fair flew by, so here’s our final installment of day highlights in tweets, videos and photos.
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Aedan Lias, 11-year old author, at LBF!
He writes and illustrates his own books, started at age 9 and already as 8 books published!
Pan Mac working with Booktubers.
After yesterday’s exciting talk about BookTubers and collaboration (See: Day two highlights), Pan Macmillan say they will be working with Youtube to expand Book Break, its book-based video brand through these Youtubers. They look to ‘[conceptualise] and [create] new video content’ and grow the company’s Youtube presence. Broadcasts will air more regularly at 10 minutes a pop, and it’ll be exciting to see what they do with it!
Discussion on publishing degrees.
Alison Baverstock was once again talking of the merits of a publishing degree. First of all, here’s three benefits of publishers working with universities:
- The wealth of original research produced.
- Provides students with academic thinking skills for industry overview, analysis and problem solving.
- Publishing studies produces a well prepared workforce of the future with relevant skills and knowledge.
She notes that there is a commercial drive from the student’s point of view, wondering why they should spend the money on a publishing Masters. Most publishing MAs have a business element to encourage wider learning about the industry, not just content creation.
It should make students more visible, credible and recruitable to publishers. Courses produce well-rounded, commercially experienced candidates with more in-depth knowledge of the industry. But be realistic: just because you have a degree doesn’t automatically give you the right to a job, you still have to work for it.
Don’t forget: degrees aren’t for everyone, and they aren’t the only way in. For more information, check out our recap of #howtogetintopublishing, full of tips for getting into the industry!
Creativity, Coding & Commercial Savvy.
Coding has come up to varying degrees throughout the Fair with gamifying content and digital possibilities, so we’ve found a few key points covered throughout the Thursday at this event.
- @SkillsetSSC’s workshops sought to marry creative, digital and entrepreneurial skills, feeling they should be fused rather than treated individually.
- “Start coding. Get good at it!” Even a fundamental understanding will help a lot, and can be started easily. Lynda.com is a good resource for learning.
- It’s difficult to teach people not to be afraid of coding – it’s just another language!
- @InspiredJobs: Coding, games, apps, audio-take time out of your schedule to think creatively. Time is precious, don’t let work eat it up, learn more!
In case you’ve missed any of our posts these last few days, here they are in one place!
- #LBF15: Day two highlights.
- #LBF15: Day one highlights.
- #LBF15: Gamifying books and content.
- #LBF15: Creativity, the internet and politics.
- #LBF15: Effective PR and Marketing.
- #Howtogetintopublishing – SYP panel on getting into the industry.
Until next time…