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Apr 21

Wednesday Wisdom: Live Interview with Jacks Thomas (BolognaBookPlus)

21 April, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST

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Wednesday Wisdom - Jacks Thomas


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Tune into our Wednesday Wisdom Q&A on Wednesday 21st April from 1–1:30pm BST with Jacks Thomas, Guest Director at BolognaBooksPlus.

During the interview, learn more about how BolognaBooksPlus will help to address rights professionals’ career concerns selling and connecting during a pandemic, the limitations of running Book Fairs online, what big themes BookPlus are delving into this year and how the future might look.

You can also come prepared with your own questions to ask Jacks, as we’ll be opening up the Q&A to the audience in the final 10 minutes.


About Wednesday Wisdom

This series is designed to give you a brief, inspiring insight into the working lives and projects of publishing experts, and the help you learn more about the services that can take you to the next level. On selected Wednesdays throughout the year, take a break and join us on Zoom for live these Q&As to top up your motivation and learn something new.

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Wednesday Wisdom with Jacks ThomasAbout Jacks

Jacks Thomas, an international books and culture specialist, is currently Guest Director at BolognaBookPlus, a brand extension of the acclaimed Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Thomas was Director, The London Book Fair from 2013 to 2020. She began her career at the BBC before moving into publishing during which time she held roles at Simon & Schuster, Michael Joseph (Penguin) and HarperCollins.  She  was a partner and CEO at Midas Public Relations following a 6 year tenure as European Director of Communications, Reader’s Digest. Thomas co-founded the Chiswick Book Festival and serves on several committees. She is  a regular speaker about publishing at leading universities in the UK and abroad.

Follow Jacks on Twitter @jacksthomas



About BolognaBooksPlus

A new initiative running parallel to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2021, BolognaBooksPlus is a one-day industry conference with the aim of reaching a wider professional audience across the global publishing industry. They will be welcoming an international line-up of speakers and delegates across all events and a targeted exhibiting opportunity building on and expanding the core Bologna exhibitor base. Whether in-person or online, join BolognaBookPlus as an exhibitor, visitor or delegate to network internationally and showcase your business to a global audience.



21 April, 2021
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST
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