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Online and in-person events from international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives

About the Publishing Perspectives Forum

Join international trade magazine Publishing Perspectives at our ongoing series of in-person and online events that highlight people, issues, and trends shaping the international publishing industry.

The Forum debuted at the 2022 Frankfurter Buchmesse and included two days of talks with industry executives, independent publishers and entrepreneurs, and people building tech platforms that power the book business.

And check back here to see our upcoming events, discussions, and videos.

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Previous Forum Events

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Wed. 19 October 2022
Thu. 20 October 2022

10:00 - 10:45 am
Executive Talk: Charlie Redmayne, CEO, HarperCollins UK

  • Charlie Redmayne, CEO, HarperCollins UK — United Kingdom
  • Moderator: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives — United States

10:00 - 10:45 am
Executive Talk: Núria Cabutí, CEO, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial

  • Núria Cabutí, CEO, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial — Spain
  • Moderator: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives — United States

11:00 - 11:45 am
The "Cost" of Doing Business in 2022

  • Maddalena Fossombroni, Bookseller and CEO, Todo Modo – Italy
  • Sidharta Ochoa, Founder, Abismos Editorial — Mexico
  • David Taylor, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group — United Kingdom
  • Moderator: Erin L. Cox, US Publicist, Frankfurter Buchmesse — United States

11:00 - 11:45 am
Nonfiction Publishing in the Age of Misinformation

  • Trasvin Jittidecharak, Founder, Silkworm Books — Thailand
  • Niko Pfund, President and Academic Publisher, Oxford University Press USA — United States
  • Arabella Pike, Publishing Director, William Collins Books — United Kingdom
  • Moderator: Erin L. Cox, US Publicist, Frankfurter Buchmesse — United States

12:00 – 12:45 pm
The Future of Storytelling and Engagement

  • Lex Brookman, Marketing and Communications Consultant, Tandem Collective — United Kingdom
  • Christine Chong, Publisher, Tusitala Books — Singapore
  • Tobias Henning, General Manager, TikTok Germany and Central Eastern Europe — Germany
  • Sam Taylor, Film producer and Founder, Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) — United Kingdom
  • Moderator: Erin L. Cox, US Publicist, Frankfurter Buchmesse — United States

12:00 - 12:45 pm
The Audiobook Retail Evolution

  • Sharon Baiden, Product and Marketing Manager, AkooBooks Audio — United Kingdom
  • Nathan Hull, Chief Strategy Officer, Beat Technology — United Kingdom
  • Jens Klingelhöfer, CEO and Co-Founder, Bookwire — Germany
  • Moderator: Hannah Johnson, Publisher, Publishing Perspectives — United States

1:00 - 1:45 pm
Executive Talk: Jonny Geller on Books-to-Screen Development

  • Jonny Geller, CEO, Curtis Brown — United Kingdom
  • Moderator: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives — United States

1:00 - 1:45
Independent Publishing Outlook for 2023

  • Ūla Ambrasaitė, Founder, LAPAS Books — Lithuania
  • Wil Harris, CEO, Unbound — United Kingdom
  • Pei-Shan Huang, Publisher, Slowork Publishing — Taiwan
  • Tom Kraushaar, Publisher, Klett-Cotta — Germany
  • Moderator: Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives — United States

2:00 - 2:45 pm
Growing the Book Business in the Arab World

  • Sherif Bakr, Publisher, Al Arabi Publishing and Distributing — Egypt
  • Shereen Kreidieh, Publisher, Dar Asala — Lebanon
  • Moderator: Hannah Johnson, Publisher, Publishing Perspectives — United States

2:00 - 2:45
Small is Beautiful: The Book Businesses in Small and Niche Markets

  • Benas Berantas, literary agent and Founder, Book Smugglers Agency — Lithuania
  • Senja Požar, Senior Rights Manager, Mladinska knjiga — Slovenia
  • Lawrence Schimel, author, publisher and translator — Spain
  • Urpu Strellman, literary agent and CEO, Helsinki Literary Agency — Finland
  • Moderator: Rüdiger Wischenbart, Founder, Content and Consulting — Austria

3:00 - 3:45 pm
How the Article-Based Economy is Transforming Research Publishing

  • Tobias Kuhn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam — Netherlands
  • Liz Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Research Publishing, Wiley — United Kingdom
  • Philipp Hess, Head of Publisher Relations, ResearchGate — Germany
  • Dr. Olaf Ernst, Chief Solutions Officer, oable — Germany
  • Dr. Irina Sens, Head of Library Operations, TIB Hannover — Germany
  • Moderator: Sven Fund, Senior Director, Knowledge Unlatched — Germany

3:00 - 3:45
What Young Readers Need Today: Children’s Publishing CEOs in Conversation

  • Clemens Maier, CEO, Ravensburger — Germany
  • Peter Warwick, President and CEO, Scholastic — United States
  • In conversation with: Juergen Boos, President and CEO, Frankfurter Buchmesse — Germany