vPrompt exhibited at the 2014 London Book Fair and had an opportunity to meet with a number of key publishing customers as well as to get acquainted with new prospective clients. The Fair itself was well-attended, and was separated into two separate halls at the venue, Earl’s Court. Incidentally, this is the last year that the fair will be at this location as Earl’s Court is scheduled for demolition soon and the 2015 London Book Fair will be held at the Olympia London.
The two halls at this year’s event seemed to be stratified largely into legacy and new publishing models respectively, with lots of printed book products being actively sold in one and mainly digital services being discussed in the other.
There was a lot of activity of all kinds as publishers, suppliers and consumers all came together to collaborate on “what’s next” for publishing. Ameet, Ajay and I were excited to be a part of the event and felt it was a useful start to a new chapter for the company, as we aggressively launch a new sales and marketing push to drive growth in the company’s core services, so as to become a stronger supplier of eServices to existing and new customers. Please contact us to learn how vPrompt can help your organization.
Photos from the Fair
BookExpo America has announced a new development for its 2014 Global Market Forum (GMF) program that is uniquely exciting by bringing a dedicated focus to books in translation. Leading US and international professionals that specialize in bringing the written word across languages will gather for a world summit on translation on Wednesday May 28th 2014, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, and in the following days at and around the book industry’s largest gathering in North America which will take place Wednesday, May 28th – Saturday, May 31st 2014.
BEA welcomes a host of prestigious partners that will develop the professional and cultural programs that make up the 2014 Global Market Forum: Books in Translation presented at BEA as well as various venues and institutions in the New York City area during BEA. These include Literary Translation at Columbia in the Columbia University School of the Arts, PEN World Voices, Open Letter Press at the University of Rochester, the Association of Author Representatives (AAR), American Literary Translators Association, Art of Translation in San Francisco as well as representatives of international markets promoting their countries’ literature in the US.
Books throughout history have been the vehicle for ideas and stories that transcend geography and cultures, reaching audiences far beyond a native land or language. Globalization and digitization bring new forces that are re-inventing the book trade and extending the possibilities for translations.
BEA is leading a collaborative effort from a variety of innovative organizations and experts in the sector to explore how these new opportunities can be turned into new business for authors, agents, publishers and translators.
Learn more at BookExpo America Announces Plans For Global Market Forum 2014
The new BEA 2013 Mobile app is available now! The official 2013 BookExpo America mobile app puts all the event information you need at your fingertips including the exhibitor list, full conference schedule, show specials, autographing & book signing, author events, show info, and the exhibit hall floor plan.
BookExpo America Mobile App
Advanced features for Android and iPhone provide you with a truly personalized experience including the ability to plan your entire agenda, contact exhibitors like vPrompt, take notes, get directions from place to place within the the huge Javits Center.
The New Delhi World Book Fair was a wonderful experience for vPrompt and me, personally. This was the first time vPrompt exhibited and we had fairly good run. We learnt the latest market trends, technology, requirement and pulse of Indian publishers. eBooks as well as Mobile Apps were big highlight of this Book Fair.
The Book Fair gave us the opportunity to meet a number of Publishers all under one roof. We also met authors, consumers and readers from different parts of India. Though most of Indian Publishers want to go Digital, many are still skeptical about selling their eBooks while a majority of Indian readers have not yet adapted to the changing trend towards eBooks. However, there are biggies who are already into eBooks and we were honored to have met them at the Book Fair. My special thanks goes out to them giving us some of their time. Two of these visits stand out in my mind:
Mr. Paras Bansal — Wiley India: Mr. Bansal kindly spared us some time despite his busy schedule. vPrompt has already converted ebooks for Wiley and Mr. Bansal discussed enhanced ePubs that can be best viewed on Android devices. We also discussed the opportunities regarding MS-Word Pagination, Editorial Services, Keyboarding and Web PDFs. vPrompt looks forward to continue working with this Market trend setter.
Mr. Amarjyoti Dutta — Pearson India: Mr. Dutta visited vPrompt’s stall and was gracious enough to meet with me and my team to discuss various opportunities. We have converted a number of titles for Pearson in formats like XML and ePub already. During the meet at the fair we discussed carrying forward this healthy working relationship. Mr. Dutta also showed interest in enhanced ePubs and keyboarding opportunities. I thank him for putting a word for vPrompt to Pearson’s Composition team. vPrompt looks forward to continue working with this Market trend setter as well.
In general, the New Delhi Book Fair was a good experience. This experience will help us to prepare for our BEA (Books Expo America) Exhibition in May 2013.
Thank you all of you!!!
Ameet Chauhaan (AC)