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In many stand-out events at the Frankfurt Book Fair, one of the biggest topics is just how much women’s leadership has begun to surface this year.

By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson

In many parts of Frankfurter Buchmesse on Thursday, authors and publishers showed just how much issues of gender are at the forefront of the book business today.

In Latin America, women see progress in terms of their leadership roles in independent publishing houses and in the way society recognizes the contributions of women writers in the literary scene.

A panel on “Morality and Publishing” co-organized by Byte the Book and the Frankfurt Book Fair highlighted the ways publishers face social and political pressure in various countries, and what steps they are taking to bring diverse voices to readers.

In addition, academic publishers are facing the problematic “Plan S” announcement from research funders in Europe that could have a serious impact on their business.

And as the trade days of the Frankfurt Book Fair finish today, Norway brought a number of authors to the fair this year in a preview of its Guest of Honor program in 2019.

You can read all these articles and more in Publishing Perspectives’ Friday issue of our Show Daily Magazine.

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About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.