From education to the trade, Frankfurt Book Fair’s opening is stressing freedom of expression and the responsibilities that go along with it.
A testament to the global reach of publishing today, The Markets at Frankfurt Book Fair arrives with diversity both of opportunity and challenge.
‘If I can do it, anyone can,’ says publisher Emma Barnes, who speaks Tuesday at Frankfurt’s The Markets about publishing’s need to know tech.
Can the robust tradition of recommendation seen in book clubs be scaled up through digital? Nathan Hull and a Dutch company intend to find out by offering a ‘Choice.’
‘To keep and develop publishers’ traditional core values and at the same time adapt as quickly as possible’ is no mean feet. And Jens Klingelhöfer says the industry can’t afford to fail.
‘It’s important that the book industry stays culturally in touch with the whole of society,’ says PRH Ebury’s Rebecca Smart. She brings her viewpoints to Frankfurt’s The Markets conference.
The publisher of Poland’s edition of ‘The Black Book of Women,’ related to this week’s protests, Beata Stasińska talks of ‘the inscrutable fate of books.’
When ‘an increasingly globalized and educated population’ demands more, ‘publishers are faced with the challenge of redefining an industry,’ in the United Arab Emirates.
Karine Pansa wants to reinforce the habit of reading among Brazilians and introduce the country’s ‘great diversity’ of literary talent to the world.
‘The need for extreme success is now a requirement rather than a boon,’ says the UK’s Jason Cooper in the run-up to Frankfurt’s conference on The Markets.