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Publishing in Finland: Ville Rauvola, Atena

Ville Rauvola, Publisher of Atena

From the university town of Jyväskylä in Finland, publisher Ville Rauvola focuses his attention on narrative non-fiction, making Atena stand out among other Finnish publishers.

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Indie Publishers: Connecting Books to Readers with IngramSpark

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From Eriq La Salle to Dominic Selwood, indie publishers are successfully reaching more readers with the IngramSpark platform, which offers global book distribution and easy-to-use tools.

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Publishing in Finland: Tuomas Kilpi, Finn Lectura

Tuomas Kilpi, Managing Director, Finn Lectura

Tuomas Kilpi of Finn Lectura talks about educational publishing in Finland and the transition from print to digital learning environments.

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Creativity vs. Big Data? An Interview with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

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Oxford University professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger offers a preview of his presentation on Big Data in Publishing, which he will deliver at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CONTEC conference on October 7.

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Publishing in Finland: Minna Castren, Publishing Director, Otava

Minna Castren is Publishing Director of Otava, Finland's largest book publisher

Which authors should you look for from Otava, Finland’s largest book publisher? Director Minna Castren lists upcoming books, authors and trends ahead of Frankfurt.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Claudia Wittman, Germany

Claudia Wittman, founder of The Wittmann Agency (photo by Sabine Münch)

Claudia Wittman, literary agent and founder of the Wittman Agency in Germany, talks about how her rights business manages the massive changes in the book publishing industry.

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Publishing in Finland: Leena Majander-Reenpää, Publisher, WSOY

Leena Majander-Reenpää is the publisher of WSOY in Finland

Leena Majander-Reenpää is the publisher of WSOY, one of the leading Finnish publishers dating back to the 19th century. Find out about the latest authors, bestsellers and digital publishing projects from WSOY.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Madeleine Milburn, UK

Madeleine Millburn, literary agent in London, UK

Madeleine Millburn, a literary agent from London, offers her view on which international markets offer the most opportunities and how digital publishing has impacted the rights business.

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Publishing in Finland: Outi Mäkinen, Director of Literature at Tammi

Outi Mäkinen, Director of LIterature at Tammi

Outi Mäkinen of Finland’s Tammi publishing house talks about top Finnish authors and books that will be on display in Frankfurt and trends in Finnish fiction.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Clare Wallace, UK

Clare Wallace, literary agent at the Darley Anderson agency in London

Clare Wallace of the Darley Anderson Literary Agency in London talks about digitization has changed the book rights business and what opportunities lie ahead.

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