FutureBook Hack

Publication date: Jun 10, 2014 09:44 AM

Start: Jun 14, 2014 10:00 AM
End: Jun 15, 2014 04:00 PM

Location: Robert's Building, UCL, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE

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The UCL Roberts Building plays host to FutureBook Hack, which invites developers, designers and entrepreneurs to come together for a weekend of brainstorming and problem solving in a previously untapped sector: book publishing.

Prize: £5000


Why a Futurebook Hack?

In May 2013 The Perseus Book Group put together the first ever Publishing hackathon, working with Librify, William Morris Endeavour, The Alley NYC and Book Expo America. Hackathons have been used as brainstorming platforms in the UK to find solutions to challenges facing the media, music, health and even emergency sectors but never has something like this been undertaken in the publishing sector.

The goal of this project is to build on the work of Perseus and their partners in the US, to bring fresh eyes to an established industry, to tackle the challenges facing book publishing, to adapt to a changing landscape and to help readers discover the perfect book.