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New: Compact expert knowledge.

Apply now until 3 October!
Join us for the first Masterclasses streamed online from 11 - 15 October. Learn from the best. Together with our partners, publishers, exhibitors and industry players, we will present exciting case studies and expert knowledge on essential publishing issues.

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FBM Masterclasses

At a glance

  • Insights, Q&A and live chat per masterclass
  • Expert knowledge at first hand
  • Free participation
  • Application period runs until 3 October
  • Onlinesessions (Zoom)

Masterclasses 2021

The Masterclasses will celebrate their premiere online from 11 - 15 October 2021! Learn from the best.

Apply for up to 5 Masterclasses until 3 October.

You need a My Book Fair profile to apply. If you do not have a profile yet, you can create one here.

11 October

Erfolgreich in die Zukunft - die 360 Grad Perspektive für die Digitalisierung von Verlagen

Live DE
Speaker: Rainer Heckmann, CEO
and 2 more speakers

Preparing for an OA World: How Publication Platforms can Improve Efficacy and Reduce Costs

Live EN
Speaker: Ph.D. Bernd Pulverer, Chief Editor of EMBO Reports / Head of Scientific Publications
EMBO Press

Audio Publishing: Behind the Scenes

Live EN
Speaker: Jo Surman, Group Digital Director
HarperCollinsPublishers, Audio
and 2 more speakers

12 October

Audiobooks 101: Rise & Rise of Audiobooks - Double Digit Growth for your Press

Live EN
Speaker: Seth Gershel, SVP Growth; Former SVP - Simon & Schuster
Scribe Audio
and one more speaker

How digital transformation works at a mid-sized academic publishing house

Live EN
Speaker: Brian Bishop, Vice President Digital Transformation
De Gruyter
and one more speaker

13 October

Audiobook production has never been easier

Live EN
Speaker: Bill Wolfsthal, Consultant

Audiobooks beyond the audio: how Skeelo hacked the market in Brazil

Live EN
Speaker: Breno Lerner, Market Relations Author Publisher
and one more speaker

14 October

For Content That’s “Machine Readable,” Publishers Should Turn to Standards

Live EN
Speaker: Speaker will be announced shortly

Reverse Mentorship: What tomorrow's publishing stars can teach us today

Live EN
Speaker: Bodour Al Qasimi, President
International Publishers Association (IPA)

ResearchGate and Publishers: A New Era

Live EN
Speaker: Dr. Ijad Madisch, Co-founder & CEO
and one more speaker

15 October

Freedom to Publish: The shadow of self-censorship + announcement of the 2021 IPA Prix Voltaire shortlist

Live EN
Speaker: Speaker will be announced shortly

How to BookTok – wie die Leidenschaft für Bücher auf TikTok zelebriert wird!

Live DE
Speaker: Saskia Papen, Buchhändlerin und BookTok*erin

Companies featuring in the Masterclasses

We want to make the Masterclasses as practice-oriented as possible, with experts from a wide range of companies. In addition to major players there will also be technology providers, medium-sized companies, e-commerce, and many more.

These companies will be part in 2021

List of Speakers

The Masterclasses will feature well-known speakers from within our industry, hidden champions, and best practise cases, offering you a mix of expertise, learning, and inspiration. You will be able to listen in the live sessions and interact via the Q&A .

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You are keen to share your expertise with a professional audience? Looking for new and exciting business leads? Then get in touch and we will discuss the details.