LIBER, Spain’s International Book Fair, will be celebrating its 33rd edition on 7-9 October 2015 in Hall 14.1 at Feria de Madrid. The Fair, promoted by the FGEE (Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds), will present a renewed event adapted to the needs of the industry, capable of providing business opportunities to the main publishing houses.
Consolidated as the largest showcase for books in Spanish and as the main business and professional exchange centre for this industry, it is open to all book-related stake-holders, with special emphasis on digital content, new publishers, self-publishing and literary agents.
More than 10,000 visitors will be attending and 450 exhibitors will be presenting their main developments at LIBER 2015, with a highlight being the presence of Saudi Arabia as Guest of Honour. A broad cultural programme featuring the participation of numerous authors and publishers will show the dynamism of this publishing market’s culture and literature.
Along with the offerings from the large publishing houses, LIBER 2015 will also be hosting an interesting parallel programme of professional activities, bringing together personalities from the publishing sector and providing an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences on the most topical issues. The programme will also feature various round table sessions involving well-known publishers and writers, with a special space for the current publishing and literary scene in Saudi Arabia.
For three intense days LIBER 2015 will bring together publishers, authors, literary agents, booksellers, distributors and other industry professionals.
During LIBER 2015, the Buyers Programme dedicated to booksellers and distributors will be launched. This initiative will bring together around 500 buyers from over 70 countries as well as the Top Trend Setters, aimed at 100 trend setters in the world of Spanish books (personalities from institutions -universities, libraries, public agencies – who are in a position to determine, recommend and buy Spanish books).
LIBER 2015 will also spread into the city with LIBERATURA: lectures, readings and events open to the public, which are to be held at bookshops, libraries and landmarks around Madrid, and on social networks using the Twitter account @feriaLIBER
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View the full programme of activities of LIBER 2015.
In particular, a round-table centred on TISP will take place on Wednesday 7th according to the following agenda:
Title: Publishing and technology in the digital world: the TISP project (Round-table)
This round table will present, to Spanish stake-holders of the book value chain, the TISP project as well as some of its major achievements: the SmartBook, the Policy Recommendations, and the Survey on R&D needs in European book publishing.
- Luis González
Assistant Director of Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez
- José Tomás Romero
Coordinator eNEM Platform, R+D+I Department of AMETIC
- Enrico Turrin
Assistant Director of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP)
- Jesús Peraita – moderator
Board Member of EDItEUR and Technical Director of Neturity, S.L
A review of the event is available on AMETIC webiste