Publishers Association logo
How to Build an Export Strategy, 26 September 2017

How to Build an Export Strategy

Simon Littlewood.jpg

Join us for this three-hour workshop on how to build an export strategy with Simon Littlewood. Topics covered will include:

  • Assess your position
  • Draw up an action plan
  • Research potential markets
  • The legal and tax position
  • Reaching the market
  • Finance

Date:  26 September 2017 

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

Venue:  The Publishers Association, 50 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN

Tickets: Workshop is free for members or £75 + VAT for non-members

Reserve your tickets here. 

Simon Littlewood is a consultant to a range of book industry companies and government organisations, he has held positions in trade, academic and professional, educational, and illustrated publishing in the UK for over 30 years.

A member of Macmillan’s Graduate Recruitment Scheme, he later took senior roles at Phaidon Press and Headline Book Publishing before becoming International Director of The Random House Group (now part of Penguin Random House) in 1997, a post he held until 2014. During successive phases of acquisition and merger at Random House, he oversaw strategic developments in Europe and East Asia as well as leading the start-up of Random House India in New Delhi. Under his stewardship, Random House won the British Book Award for Export in three successive years from 2005 to 2007.

From 2009 to 2011 Simon was Chair of the UK Publishers Association’s International Board, leading copyright protection campaigns jointly with the PA’s International Director, and was a member of PA Council. Closely engaged for many years in publishing education, he sits on the Industry Advisory Board of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. In 2014 he joined the boards of the International Publishers Association in Geneva and the Federation of European Publishers in Brussels.