Bonus Material: Video Interviews from the Beijing International Book Fair

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

BEIJING: Our colleague Thomas Minkus was on site last week at the Beijing International Book Fair and took the opportunity to interview a few of our esteemed colleagues from the global publishing community.

Among those he spoke with were Jon Malinowski, president of the Combined Book Exhibit and, discussing how he’s seen the BIBF evolve over the last five years:


International publishing consultant Robert Baensch, who talks about the digital transition in Chinese publishing:


Simon Juden, chief executive of the UK Publishers Association, on what the PA was working on in Bejing:


And finally, Edouard Cointreau of Gourmand talks about the new cookbook trade fair that he will launch in Paris next year.


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About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.