About Our Events

Publishing Perspectives organizes B2B events for the book publishing business on topics ranging from children’s publishing to metadata, marketing to rights, and more. On this page, you’ll find information about our upcoming and past events.

Get in Touch

If you would like to participate in any of our upcoming events or want more information, contact Hannah Johnson, Publisher of Publishing Perspectives.

Past Events

  • Books in Browsers VII

    November 3-4, 2016 — This San Francisco–based conference focused on the next tech steps in publishing. In 2016, Books in Browsers examined how images and videos, alongside text, are being adopted to form new narratives, instructional materials, and scholarship. Books in Browsers is produced and sponsored by UC Davis and the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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  • The Markets: Global Publishing Summit

    October 18, 2016 — This summit is an annual flagship event from the Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives that presents seven strong publishing regions and introduces publishing leaders from each of those places.
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  • Rights and Content in the Digital Age

    June 13, 2016 — At this half-day event in New York City, leading experts in the book and media industries — including literary agents, publishers and digital service providers — presented cutting-edge strategies to help publishers maximize IP and grow their rights business.
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  • Designing Books for Millennials

    March 26, 2015 — Today’s rising generation of readers — Millennials — includes digital natives, savvy social media users, and consumers who are more concerned with quality and value than brand loyalty. As the avenues for content consumption shift as fast as the technology itself, it’s important for publishers to stay ahead of the curve in order to design books for Millennials and serve this discerning group of book buyers.
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  • Publishing Perspectives Stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

    October 8–12, 2014 — Our four-day stage program during the Frankfurt Book Fair — the world’s largest gathering of the publishing industry — brought speakers from from around the world together to discuss the current issues and opportunities facing publishers today. From China and Indonesia, Germany and Brazil, USA and UK, Sweden and Australia, the leading influencers and decision makers shared their insight and experience.
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  • Monetizing the Backlist: Next Steps to More Revenue

    April 24, 2014 — How can publishers efficiently and affordably monetize their backlist content? What new opportunities and business models exist for publishers, agents and authors to license, remix and resell content? Our line-up of experts from publishing and technology, discussed their insight, experience, and predictions about generating more revenue from existing content.
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  • Publishing Perspectives Stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2013

    October 9–12, 2013 — Publishing Perspectives organized a four-day on-stage program in Hall 8.0 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, featuring leading publishers, agents, startups and more. Top professionals in publishing spoke about the future of the industry, how digital innovation continues to affect the business, and what opportunities exist for publishers around the world.
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  • Reaching Readers: Book Marketing Conference

    May 28, 2013 — As trade publishers integrate consumer-focused marketing approaches alongside traditional B2B operations, marketers need new digital skills, tools and strategies in order to reach consumers online. On May 28, 2013 (just before BookExpo America), Publishing Perspectives and Frankfurt Academy hosted a full-day conference in New York City innovations in marketing and book promotion.
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  • YA: What’s Next

    November 28, 2012 — This half-day event, organized in cooperation with Scholastic Inc., explored the booming sector of young adult publishing and strategies for working in this area.
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  • Children’s Publishing Conference

    May 31, 2012 — This half-day conference, sponsored by Scholastic, Inc., explored the question, “What Makes a Children’s Book Great?” Speakers include agents, authors, book reviewers, booksellers, and others.
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  • Metadata Perspectives Conference

    October 13, 2011 — Publishing Perspectives organized a day-long conference during the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair on metadata, which is the single most important tool publishers can use to market and license products and generate sales.
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