a programme for professionals in publishing sector at Book Arsenal
Presentations will cover the following themes or "perspectives":
  • A perspective on the modern reader in relation to innovative forms of marketing and new technologies.
  • A perspective on the European book market, market for e-publishing and how it integrates into book industry strategies, including the experiences of successful publishers of intellectual literature and the promotion of "small" literaturеs.
  • A perspective on the future of national literatures and their globalisation, on cultural politics and book publishing, and on the transforming role of major book events.
a series of events aimed at the professional development of publishing industry specialists and at promoting cooperation between the Ukrainian and European publishing sectors.

Booking the Future took place on 30 May – 3 June 2018 at Book Arsenal in Kyiv. Nine leading lights from the European publishing sector representing the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Italy, Poland and the UK shared with audience insights and innovations for the promotion and distribution of publications, debated global publishing trends and offered forecasts for the development of the publishing sector.

The opportunity to meet with these European publishing representatives is open to Ukrainian publishers, students of publishing, those working in book marketing, start-up book enterprises, literary event organisers, and publishing institutions.
Booking the Future was organized by the EUNIC network in Ukraine in frames of the Culture Bridges programme.

Programme Curator – Olga Zhuk; Programme Manager – Lucy Zoria; Project Manager – Dasha Stokoz; Programme Coordinator – Kyrylo Krasnokutsky; Communications Manager – Elena Sambrus.

The project is funded by the European Union