On the move
I wanted to let you know - in case you hadn't heard - that the Laurence Kaye team - Mailin Bala, Sherif Malak and I - is in the middle of its own shift. As from April 2, we're joining forces with national law firm Shoosmiths to create a specialist publishing/digital media team, backed up by the firm's broad commercial offering.
So it's very much 'business as usual' for us and the clients we're bringing, but with the benefit of having lots of clever - and good value! - lawyers to deal with all the legal issues outside our core areas on which our clients need legal advice, including areas such as corporate and business sales, financing, employment, competition and dispute resolution.
But have no fear, my blog posts will continue without change, though apologies if they're slightly more sporadic than as usual during this period of change.
My next post, on the overriding themes of the 'digital shift', should be whizzing its way to you in the next few days.
London Book Fair
Also, if you're planning to come to the London Book Fair, I'm running a seminar as part of the LBF's 'Love Learning' programe at 10 am on April 16th (Cromwell Room, EC1) on "21st Century Publishing - IP centric, multi-platform", details here. I'll be presenting along with Eric Huang, New Business/IP Acquisitions Director for the Penguin Children’s Group, and Neil Blair of The Blair Partnership and Pottermore, and well known as J K Rowling's Agent. I hope you can join us. We'll be taking a close look at the new '360 degree' approach needed in publishing today. For those non-regular LBF attendees, you need to register with LBF. You can do so here.
Have a great weekend