Impelsys’ Recollection of The Just Concluded London Book Fair 2017


The fag end of the final day saw mild nostalgia among the crowd but the moments and memories of the three day long London Book Fair 2017 will last for some time now. The show ended on a positive note for most of the participants with report of book sales continuing to grow for last two years despite the political uncertainty. One major point of conversations at the fair was the record breaking advance – rumored to be around $65 millionBarack and Michelle Obama received for a pair of books they will write.

Impelsys, like every year, was among the significant exhibitors as a provider of technology for content and learning industry. The announcement of the new version of flagship ebook platform, iPublishCentral Ebooks 8.0 was the talking point at Impelsys booth, along with success stories of its learning platform iPublishCentral Learn, Adaptive Ebooks, and other products and services.

Visitors to Impelsys’ booth watched the product demos and had fruitful discussions with the team present at the booth. The list of visitors consisted of content publishers and learning providers looking for appropriate solutions for digital content development, courseware design and learning delivery. The fair provided a platform to establish new relationships and fortify existing ones.

Sameer Shariff, Founder & CEO, Impelsys Inc. said “London Book Fair is like home coming to us, we exhibit here every year and it becomes sentimental when we think of all those years and how we have grown from strength to strength – just like LBF – in the past decade. We have seen ups and downs but the love for what we do – help spread knowledge through technology – keeps us going and we have come far from where we started. Impelsys and iPublishCentral are now fully recognized names in digital publishing and elearning industry.”

Sameer Shariff and Stefan Kend (EVP Sales, Impelsys Inc.) spoke at the Tech Theatre on topics: Stepping Up the Content Game: Enriched, Interactive Content to Promote Enhanced Learning and Build and Manage Efficient Production Workflow to Get your Digital Products to Market Faster.

Lionel Leventhal, the creator of the fair talks about London Book Fair in this video, “The fair which I started in 1971 with twenty other specialist publishers – originally called librarians – grew each year, now becoming a remarkable, marvelous international event. It’s brilliant, it’s expanded and developed and has becoming something that is totally beyond our original conception. I am humbled by the contribution the fair has made, and continues to make to the book trade, and it will grow from strength to strength.”

Impelsys thanks all the visitors to our booth and our partners who could not make it to the event. As a global contributor of technology to content and learning industry we strive to provide the best of products and services that could help the industry in multiple ways. We thank the organizers and everyone associated with the show. We are currently exhibiting at Learning Solutions Conference & Expo at Orlando, FL, from 22nd to 24th March, our next probable stop is at STM Annual Conference in Washington DC between the 25-26 April.

For next year the London Book Fair dates will go back to usual, 10-12 April 2018, hope to see all of  you there again.