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London Book Fair 2014 – Day Two

Cambridge University Press at London Book Fair

The Cambridge University Press team had a busy day at the London Book Fair yesterday, and there seems no letting up today with a packed schedule of meetings, seminars and talks taking place at London’s Earl’s Court exhibition centre for this, the second day of LBF.

Our Academic Sales and Rights Teams are joined by three prominent members of the Press, all of whom are speaking in discussion panels at the show today.

Yesterday’s panel with Chris Bennett discussed (amongst other things) the changing purchasing behaviour of Librarians, and the need for publishers to provide content for researchers.

Chris Bennett, Global Sales Director (second from left) talked about OpenAccess, and the needs of Libraries and Researchers.

Chris Bennett, Global Sales Director (second from left) talked about OpenAccess, and the changing needs of Libraries and Researchers.

Meanwhile back at the stand, there seems a constant flow of people keen to speak to Press staff. Just like Andrew mentioned in his post yesterday, this is my first year at the show and I have been overwhelmed by the sheer scale of it.

I am here with other members of the Press Communications Team to raise awareness of who Cambridge University Press are, write blog posts and share updates on social media.

If you are keen to see our live updates from the show you can follow our event hashtag #CUPLBF14 on Twitter.

As I walk around the show I’ve been surprised by the wide range of people you meet on the floor. Executives from multinational publishers mix with budding authors, publishing students and visitors who have popped in to the venue to see what LBF is all about.

The show is a great leveller and everyone seems willing to stop, chat and learn from one another, which shows how friendly the Publishing industry can be.

A busy second day at London Book Fair 2014.

A busy second day at London Book Fair 2014, with our stand in the distance.

The show continues for one more day tomorrow so if you are planning to attend do visit the stand in aisle K, say hello, and trial some of our digital products on display.

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