New this year, Publishing Perspectives is organizing a four-day on-stage program in Hall 8.0, featuring leading publishers, agents, startups and more. Hear how top professionals in publishing view the future of the industry, how digital innovation continues to affect the business, and what opportunities exist for publishers around the world.
Publishing Perspectives Stage 2013
Where: Hall 8.0, N170, Frankfurt Book Fair
When: Wed, October 9 – Sat, October 12
Price: FREE!


Publishing Perspectives Stage Schedule 2013

Hall 8.0, N170
Wednesday, October 9 through Saturday, October 12

When Title Speakers Description
Wednesday
10:00–10:30
Going Small to Make it Big Fiona McCrae, Graywolf Press; Erika Goldman, Bellevue Literary Press; Daniel Slager, Milkweed Editions; Jeffrey Lependorf, CLMP Publishers from three of America’s leading independent literary publishers chat with Jeffrey Lependorf, Executive Director of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses about their moves from larger houses and how they’ve shaped their current small presses into tiny publishing giants.
Wednesday
10:30–11:00
ePUB 3 Update for Publishers Bill McCoy, Executive Director, International Digital Publishing (IDPF); Leslie Hulse, SVP Digital Business Development, HarperCollins This session is targeted at publishers and other attendees interested in a general update on ePUB 3. You’ll get a general progress report on the rollout of ePUB 3 across the publishing industry and hear how publishers are transitioning to ePUB 3.
Wednesday
11:00–11:30
A Conversation with Charlie Redmayne Charlie Redmayne, CEO, HarperCollins UK Charlie Redmayne in coversation with Edward Nawotka, Publishing Perspectives
Wednesday
11:30–12:00
Goodreads & The Amazon Imprimatuer: The Next Chapter Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing, Goodreads Patrick Brown in conversation with Mark Dressler
Wednesday
12:00–12:30
OUP Talks Tech via Global Language Solutions: How it Works! Casper Grathwohl, VP of Group Strategy, Oxford University Press Casper Grathwohl in conversation with Mark Dressler
Wednesday
12:30–13:00
Bookish: Humanizing Book Recommendation Technology Ardy Khazaei, CEO of Bookish Ardy Khazaei in conversation with Mark Dressler
Wednesday
13:00–13:30
Unveiling Wattpad’s Multifaceted Social Toolkit for Publishers Allen Lau, CEO & Co-founder, Wattpad; Ashleigh Gardener, Head of Content, Wattpad Allen Lau and Ashleigh Gardener in conversation with Mark Dressler
Wednesday
13:30–14:00
Eichborn Reborn: Lessons at Two Years Felix Rudloff, Publisher, Eichborn Verlag Felix Rudloff in conversation with Mark Dressler
Wednesday
14:00–14:30
Wiley’s New Professional Development Focus: Careers, Communities & Markets Mark Allin, SVP of Professional Development, Wiley Mark Allin, in conversation with Mark Dressler
Wednesday
14:30–15:00
China’s Market for Kids Books: Scholastic Shares a Pulse Shane Armstrong, President, Scholastic International; Frank Wong, President, Scholastic
Asia
Shane Armstrong and Frank Wong in conversation with Mark Dressler.
Wednesday
15:00–15:30
How Pottermore Merges Storytelling and Technology for Readers Everywhere Susan Jurevics, CEO, Pottermore; Julian Thomas, COO, Pottermore The newly appointed CEO of Pottermore, Susan Jurevics, and Pottermore’s COO, Julian Thomas, in conversation with Mark Dressler.
Wednesday
15:30–16:00
Michael Bhaskar Discusses Past, Present and Future of Publishing! Michael Bhaskar, Digital Publishing Director, Profile Books Digital Publishing Director of Profile Books, Michael Bhaskar, author of The Content Machine: Towards a Theory of Publishing from Printing Press to the Digital Network, in conversation with Mark Dressler
Wednesday
16:00–16:30
Apps, Social Marketing and Today’s Digital Landscape for Kids Books Tom Bonnick, VP of Digital, Nosy Crow Nosy Crow speaks out. Tom Bonnick in conversation with Mark Dressler
Wednesday
16:30–17:00
Reading the Tea Leaves of Consumer Analytics: A Publisher’s Perspective David Boyle, SVP of Consumer Insight, HarperCollins David Boyle in conversation with Mark Dressler
Thursday
10:00–10:30
Building a Base of Individual Support for Small Pubs Jeffrey Lependorf, Executive Director, Council of Literary Magazines and Presses Jeffrey Lependorf, shared Executive Director of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and Small Press Distribution (SPD), presents the basics of how to create a base of contributed support for small publishers, including making the case for support, crowd-sourced funding, direct mail and email solicitations and membership campaigns.
Thursday
10:30–11:00
Single-Source Publishing at ISO Laurent Galichet, ISO International Organization for Standardization Overview of the ISO publishing chain. Description of the production processes and the tools used. The speaker will be Mr. Laurent Galichet, ISO International Organization for Standardization.
Thursday
11:00–11:30
An Innovator Looks at 40 Years Peter Usborne, CEO, Usborne Books Peter Usborne in conversation with Mark Dressler
Thursday
11:30–12:00
Innovations in Academic Publishing: The Next Chapter Bob Campbell, Senior Publisher, Global Research, Wiley Bob Campbell in conversation with Mark Dressler
Thursday
12:00–12:30
Optimizing Your Digital Rights and Licensing Business David Attwooll, Director, Attwooll Associates; Clare Painter, Rights and Contracts Specialist, Attwooll Associates David Attwooll and Clare Painter from Attwooll Associates will discuss digital rights and licensing strategies for publishers.
Thursday
12:30–13:00
Creating New Publishing Structures for Digital Works and Other Observations Jamie Byng, CEO, Canongate Jamie Byng in conversation with Mark Dressler
Thursday
13:00–13:30
eBook Market in Brazil Marcelo Gioia, Executive Director, Copia Brazil; Dave Anderson, VP of Vendor Management, Kobo Kobo and Copia will share their experiences with eBooks in Brazil’s growing digital marketplace. They will discuss the newest developments and their projections for the future.
Thursday
13:30–14:00
Bookselling that Works in Brazil Pedro Herz, CEO, Livraria Cultura Pedro Herz will give an in-depth look at his experiences selling books in the dynamic Brazilian marketplace, as well as current trends and opportunities.
Thursday
14:00–14:30
TV and Film Rights: New Opportunities for Agents Anna Soler-Pont, Pontas Agency; others TBA An international group of literary agents will discuss how they’ve built close ties with film producers, how they created new synergies between books and films, and what opportunities they see for literary agents and publishers in the film market.
Thursday
14:30–15:00
How Wiley Brazil is Developing New Revenue Models Hegel Braga, Country Manager, Wiley Brazil; Carlo Carrenho, Founder, PublishNews Hegel Braga from Wiley Brazil in conversation with Carlo Carrenho discussing Wiley’s business in Brazil.
Thursday
15:00–15:30
Content Creation for Digital Consumption: What’s Working? Oliver Gadsby, CEO, Rowman & Littlefield International Oliver Gadsby in conversation with Mark Dressler
Thursday
15:30–16:00
An English Language Pulse on Children’s Books Louise Jackson, Art Director, Walker Books Art Director of Walker Books, Louise Jackson, in conversation with Mark Dressler
Thursday
16:00–16:30
ePUB 3 Reading Applications Micah Bowers, CEO, Bluefire Productions; Jean-Marie Geffroy, President, Mantano SAS This session is targeted at publishers and other attendees interested in learning about the rollout of ePUB 3 enabled reading applications.
Thursday
16:30–17:00
Increasing Publishing Output without Increasing Costs Chandi Perera, CEO, Typefi Systems In today’s competitive business environment with shrinking margins it is possible to increase publishing volumes, produce multiple digital output formats and reduce your cost base without compromising on quality. This session, with the aid of real-world case studies, will show how publishers have achieved all these goals by automating their production process.
Thursday
17:00–18:00
Digital Leaders Meetup: Join us for drinks and networking!
Friday
10:00–10:30
The Small Secret to Establishing a Vertical Marketplace Chris Fishbach, Coffee House Pres;, Sunyoung Lee, Kaya Press; Nanci McCloskey, Tin House Books; Kate Gale, Red Hen Press While large commercial publishers scramble to establish “vertical marketplaces” and reach their readers directly, small presses have long figured out how to find constituents through focused publishing missions. Hear from four of America’s leading independent literary publishers – join in conversation about how they know their readers, build audiences and publish for them.
Friday
10:30–11:00
A Discussion of Current Trends in International Educational Publishing Alexander Broich, President of International, Cengage In a conversation with Mark Dressler, Alexander will discuss current trends in the international educational publishing such as the growth of ELT, the need for educational materials across the globe, the use of analytics and adaptive learning in education, as well as exciting partnerships for Cengage Learning’s research business.
Friday
11:00–11:30
Effective Publisher Marketing on a Small Budget Andrew Furlow, Sales & Marketing Director, Icon Books Andrew Furlow in conversation with Mark Dressler
Friday
11:30–12:00
Spotlight on India: Publishing Trends and The Marketplace Ananth Padmanabhan, VP Sales & Marketing, Penguin India; V K Karthika, Publisher, HarperCollins India Ananth Padmanabhan and V K Karthika in conversation.
Friday
12:00–12:30
Common Core Implications for Foreign Publishers Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures, Copyright Clearance Center  
Friday
12:30–13:00
Social Media for Publishers: What Works and Why Rachel Fershleiser, Literary Community Organizer, Tumblr; Ami Greko, Book Marketing Strategist, Goodreads From the front lines of social media for authors and publishers, Rachel Fershleiser and Ami Greko will talk about how publishers can reach more readers through social networks and optimize their online marketing efforts.
Friday
13:00–13:30
Agent’s Perspective on Brazilian Authors in Translation Maria Fernanda Rodriguez (moderator); Jonah Straus, Straus Literary; Nicole Witt, Mertin Agency Literary agents in the US and Europe highlight Brazil’s rich literary culture by discussing how they find and sell Brazilian authors internationally.
Friday
13:30–14:00
Sprint Beyond the Book Ed Finn, Director, Arizona State University Center  
Friday
14:00–14:30
An Exploration of Digital Publishing Innovation with Michael Cairns Michael Cairns, COO, Publishing Technology Michael Cairns, in conversation with Mark Dressler
Friday
14:30–15:00
Get to know Brazilian Publishing Start-Ups Flavio Aguiar, CEO, Widbook; Ricardo Prado Schneider, Mobile Brain Widbook and Mobile Brain, two new start-ups from Brazil, will share their insights into their start-up experiences in this burgeoning publishing market telling us what has been successful and where they see more opportunities for growth.
Friday
16:00–16:30
Malaysia & Singapore: Where are the Markets Going? Linda Lingard, Partner, Yusof Gajah Agency; Raman Krishnan, Publisher, Silverfish Books; Claudia Kaiser, VP of Business Development, Frankfurt Book Fair Facts, fiction, formats: What is happening in the hub of Southeast Asia, and how is Malaysia coming along? Learn the lastest from Linda Lingard and Raman Krishnan, and ask what you always wanted to know.
Friday
16:30–17:00
Indonesia: the Basics of this Unknown Market Kesty Pringgoharjono, Executive Director, Lontar Foundation; Claudia Kaiser, VP of Business Development, Frankfurt Book Fair A discussion about general facts, opportunities, and challenges in the publishing market of the world’s fourth most populous country: Indonesia. Kesty Pringgoharjono of Lontar Foundation will discuss and share other interesting information about the Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2015 Guest of Honor country.
Saturday
10:30–10:40
Self Publishing Ignite Event Introduction Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives After last year’s success, the Frankfurt Book Fair is once again offering the Ignite Event on self sublishing as a two-hour presentation platform with international speakers, moderated by Edward Nawotka. Pre-selected service providers in the field of self publishing as well as authors will present themselves and their products within 5 minutes each.
Saturday
10:40–11:25
Self Publishing Ignite Presentations
  • Dr. Florian Geuppert, Books on Demand, Germany
  • Marguerite Joly, epubli, Germany
  • Patricia Payton, Bowker, USA
  • Dr. Alison Baverstock, writer/consultant, UK
  • Patrick Brown, Goodreads, USA
  • Eduardo Spohr, author, Brazil
  • Mark Ouimet, Ingram Spark, USA
  • Tanja Tuma, CEO/writer, Slovenia
  • Camille Mofidi, Kobo Writing Life, Canda
  • Gunnar Siewert, BookRix, Germany
Service Providers in the field of self publishing as well as authors will present themselves and their products/titles within 5 minutes each.
Saturday
11:25–11:45
Self Publishing Panel Discussion Tom Chalmers, IPR License; Dr. Alison Baverstock, writer and consultant; Tanja Tuma, writer; Eduardo Spohr, author Panelists will discuss how self-publishing affects authors and publishers around the world.
Saturday
11:45–12:30
Self Publishing Networking Reception Meet the Self-Publishing Ignite and Panel Discussion speakers, and get to know fellow authors and publishing professionals interested in self-publishing.