‘What we are producing is to be relied upon in this world of fake news.’ This, says Orion’s Katie Espiner, is global book publishing’s message today.
‘Women need to almost un-condition themselves,’ says Emerald’s Vicky Williams, who joins The Markets’ panel at Frankfurt Book Fair on women in publishing.
Tested by years of economic struggles, Malaysian publisher Arief Hakim watches for signs of benefit in change. It’s been ‘a perfect storm,’ he says.
“For women not to be a stronger part of fields like education and publishing is ridiculous,” says publisher and CEO Arpita Das in India.
From France and India: two female executives, two contrasting perspectives, in interviews on the challenges of women in executive roles in publishing.
Fayard CEO Sophie de Closets says the problem is less about women reaching executive roles than about finding ‘men who want to work in publishing.’
‘In the stillness of the pause,’ writes Haemin Sunim, ‘the entirety of our being is revealed.’ The Buddhist author speaks at Frankfurt’s ‘The Markets.’
Frankfurt Book Fair’s ‘The Markets’ conference explores an industry that keynote speaker Andrew Wylie says stands ‘at odds with the nationalist agenda.’
In his keynote at Frankfurt’s The Markets, the arch-agent Andrew Wylie will address the forces of nationalism: ‘The publishing world is in opposition.’
From education to the trade, Frankfurt Book Fair’s opening is stressing freedom of expression and the responsibilities that go along with it.