Klopotek Publishing Radio

Episode 4. From London to Bologna, Book Fairs and More – An Interview with Jacks Thomas

Episode Summary

In this episode, Jacks Thomas, who has helmed both The London Book Fair and Bologna Children's Book Fair, shared her legendary career journey, as well as her thoughts on publishing, multi-cultures, diversity, education, and everything you know and don't know about book fairs.

Episode Notes

**Who You will Hear**

Guest: Jacks Thomas (Guest Director at BolognaBookPlusBologna Children’s Book Fair; Director of The London Book Fair from 2013 to 2020)

Co-host: Luna Tang (Cloud Service Delivery Manager at Klopotek)

Co-host: Dwayne Parris (Senior Consultant at Klopotek)

In this episode, Jacks Thomas talked about her unique career journey from studying French at university to holding key positions at The London Book Fair and BolgnaBookPlus. She shared with us why diversity is a critical consideration in her philosophy, what a successful book fair should be like in her eyes, the digitalization of book fairs under the pandemic, as well as her thoughts on publishing, multi-cultures, education, and everything you know and don't know about book fairs. 

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