Karine Pansa wants to reinforce the habit of reading among Brazilians and introduce the country’s ‘great diversity’ of literary talent to the world.
‘The need for extreme success is now a requirement rather than a boon,’ says the UK’s Jason Cooper in the run-up to Frankfurt’s conference on The Markets.
When does looking outward answer internal struggles? When, as Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi says, trade diversification answers a local crisis.
As he contemplates speaking on October 18 at Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets conference, Spain’s Daniel Fernández talks of struggles in cultural shifts, copyright, and piracy.
‘A culture without translation is a culture without windows,’ the UAE’s Bodour says. ‘This is a direct reflection of the challenges we face.’
Leading a team that ‘works hard to simplify and enhance the supply chain,’ Gardners’ Bob Jackson prepares for Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: ‘online and on the high street.’
Driven by ‘a responsibility to encourage children to want to read and learn,’ Badr Ward and his Lamsa team offer a multimedia app for Arabic-language kids and parents.
Poland’s K-12 schools are “the most obsolete places” in which youngsters spend their time, says Jakub Orczyk. And too many Polish publishers, he says, are losing their readership.
While Spain’s market may never recoup the 40% of sales lost in the recession, Blanca Rosa Roca counts herself a survivor in a recession-ravaged marketplace.
Determinedly offbeat, the Polish children’s publisher Dwie Siostry—created by three, not two, associates—embodies both the spirit of its market’s potential and the struggle of its economy’s realities.