The London Book Fair this year runs from the 10th to the 12th of April, at Olympia. So why am I telling you, an ed techie, about it? Three reasons:
First, I'm a great advocate of using books and ebooks in classrooms. See, for example, 7 reasons to have an education technology library, 5 reasons to have a computing news section of your lessons, and 9 ways to make your Computing classroom 'immersive'.
Secondly, I think self-publishing is a fascinating area. I've been self-publishing books for 25 years and there is always something new to learn as the landscape changes.
Thirdly, the changes in the book publishing industry are interesting to know about because of their implications for education, and especially in the areas of digital resources and ebooks.
The seminar listing is now up on the LBF website, and I've highlighted 11 that look particularly interesting:
See you there?
UPDATED! Here are 5 talks and one event at the London Book Fair that you may be interested in. Plus, a free personal selection from myself.
The seminar sessions at this year's London Book Fair look great. Here are three reasons I think the London Book Fair is a great event, and a link to my top 11 seminar sessions (so far).
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A very brief note about the What Works conference I attended, with a link to my London Book Fair Bulletin #1.
Alongside the London Book Fair is the What Works education conference. As you may have surmised from its proximity to the LBF, it focuses on educational publishing.
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