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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.

FBM Masterclasses

At a glance

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

Masterclasses 2021

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

The application phase for these masterclasses has already ended. We would be delighted if you would join us next time.

11 October

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

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

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

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

Audio Publishing: Behind the Scenes

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

12 October

The Rise & Rise of Audiobooks - Why You Should Be in The Publishing Industry's Fastest Growing Segment

Live now EN
Speaker: Seth Gershel, Consultant
Scribe Audio
and 2 more speakers

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

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

13 October

Audiobook production has never been easier

Live now EN
Speaker: Bill Wolfsthal, Consultant
and 2 more speakers

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

Live now EN
Speaker: Breno Lerner, Publisher and Author
and 2 more speakers

14 October

Partnering for Innovative Business Models for Open Access Publishing

Live now EN
Speaker: Niamh O'Connor, Chief Publishing Officer
and 2 more speakers

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

Live now EN
Speaker: Latoya West-Blackwood
and 3 more speakers

ResearchGate and Publishers: A New Era

Live now 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 now EN
Speaker: Kristenn Einarsson, Chair, Freedom to Publish Committee
International Publishers Association
and 3 more speakers

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

Live now 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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