Frankfurt Book Fair’s ‘The Markets’ conference explores an industry that keynote speaker Andrew Wylie says stands ‘at odds with the nationalist agenda.’
In his keynote at Frankfurt’s The Markets, the arch-agent Andrew Wylie will address the forces of nationalism: ‘The publishing world is in opposition.’
From education to the trade, Frankfurt Book Fair’s opening is stressing freedom of expression and the responsibilities that go along with it.
A testament to the global reach of publishing today, The Markets at Frankfurt Book Fair arrives with diversity both of opportunity and challenge.
‘If I can do it, anyone can,’ says publisher Emma Barnes, who speaks Tuesday at Frankfurt’s The Markets about publishing’s need to know tech.
Can the robust tradition of recommendation seen in book clubs be scaled up through digital? Nathan Hull and a Dutch company intend to find out by offering a ‘Choice.’
‘To keep and develop publishers’ traditional core values and at the same time adapt as quickly as possible’ is no mean feet. And Jens Klingelhöfer says the industry can’t afford to fail.
‘It’s important that the book industry stays culturally in touch with the whole of society,’ says PRH Ebury’s Rebecca Smart. She brings her viewpoints to Frankfurt’s The Markets conference.
The publisher of Poland’s edition of ‘The Black Book of Women,’ related to this week’s protests, Beata Stasińska talks of ‘the inscrutable fate of books.’
When ‘an increasingly globalized and educated population’ demands more, ‘publishers are faced with the challenge of redefining an industry,’ in the United Arab Emirates.