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With a keynote from multi-million record selling musician Bill Drummond, speaker events with experts in the field of publishing and pioneers of new media in the digital age, Volume celebrates the best in independent publishing. The Art, Book and Print Fair is part of Library of Birmingham’s Discovery Season and brings together numerous organisations and guest speakers who have been there, done that and got themselves so much more than a t-shirt to prove it.
From selling millions of records and becoming one of the biggest acts in 1991 with KLF to publishing several successful books, burning one million pounds and placing cryptic adverts in NME, Bill Drummond has done it all. And with a history like that he promises to give Volume a thrilling keynote speech.
Elsewhere award-winning designer Morag Myerscough (pictured) will give an insight into her design practice and the Library of Birmingham will continue its fresh approach to learning with an interactive platform on the unused data in our libraries and installations which encourage discovery.
Volume also has the traditional bit covered with an opportunity to brush up on copyright law and reduction lino printing.
There’s a debate on the challenges facing the publishing industry and how to succeed in the digital age with Alan Maher, former publishing director of Tindal Street Press which nurtured Costa Book Award Winners and best-selling novelists, adding his voice to the debate.
Words: Ian Stanley