While at Frankfurter Buchmesse, don’t miss our daily Publishing Perspectives Talks events on the International Stage: Hall 5.1, A128.
We’re onstage each morning at 10:30 with newsmakers—incisive conversation and important talking points from the trends and issues we’re covering.
Please join us for brisk conversation and new concepts in publishing.
Friday 12 October 10:30 a.m.
Can AR Actually Augment the Realities of Publishing?
One of the leading thinkers in Augmented Reality, the Netherlands’ Galit Ariel sits down with Publishing Perspectives Editor-in-Chief Porter Anderson to talk about whether it’s realistic to see real traction ahead for AR in publishing. Could it be a distracting novelty instead of a genuinely marketable asset to publishers and readers?
Success in Subscriptions: What It Takes To Survive
Trip Adler, co-founding CEO of San Francisco-based Scribd looks at how his service, founded in 2007, has grown to draw more 700,000 paying subscribers. His employees from more than 20 countries offers content from some of the biggest publishers in the world, including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Livre, HarperCollins, and Macmillan. But there was a time when the service–which offers ebooks, audiobooks, and comics–was endangered and actually contracted in order to succeed, where other services failed. The gamble paid off. And in this conversation with Publishing Perspectives Editor-in-Chief Porter Anderson, Adler talks about what it takes to create a viable subscription model in today’s market.
Thursday 11 October 10:30 a.m.
Politics and Publishing: Sensitive Topics, Fiery Emotions
Dmitry Glukhovsky, the Russian author of the Metro series and the all-new (and very political) Text from publishing house AST, and Gvantsa Jobava, Tbilisi-based publisher with Intelekti and director of the publishing program for the (ravishing) Georgia Guest of Honor installation here at Frankfurt Book Fair. In one of the most politically charged seasons in recent memory, the autumn is set to see a plethora of political books on world markets.
In this discussion with Publishing Perspectives Editor-in-Chief Porter Anderson, these players in the political relevance of publishing look at such issues as what impact a publishing house’s political titles can have on its reputation; how authors fare in the glare of the political heat; and do political books “travel” in terms of foreign rights?
Hot-button issues compete for attention, and today’s political upheavals evolve and shift with unprecedented velocity: how best does publishing capture this energy and play its role in the most important national and international debates of the day?
Dmitry Glukhovsky, Gvantsa Jobava
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Porter Anderson is a non-resident fellow of Trends Research & Advisory, and he has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.