Frankfurt Conference: Publishing Insights
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Publishing Insights – The publishing industry in times of COVID-19
2020 was, and still is, a challenging year for the publishing industry. What processes were accelerated in those times of crisis? What will keep publishers resilient going forward? And how can we make sure that topics like diversity and innovation are not left by the wayside in a year when many players in the publishing ecosystem are just trying to survive? At Publishing Insights international voices from the book industry will discuss struggles and strategies for success during and after COVID-19. James Daunt, CEO of Barnes & Noble and Managing Director of Waterstones (USA and UK), will talk about the changing retail landscape. Moreover, leaders from several important book markets – including Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO of HarperCollins Publishers India – will share their experiences guiding international companies through the pandemic. They'll discuss current challenges and new opportunities resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, as well as their expectations for the book business in the coming months. Jenny Fry, Commercial Director at Canongate (UK), Gustavo Lembert, founder of TAGLivros (Brazil) and Caroline Leavitt, author and co-founder of A MIGHTY BLAZE! (USA), will talk about marketing and PR in times of change. Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of the international trade magazine Publishing Perspectives, and Erin Cox, Head of US PR at Frankfurter Buchmesse, will be among the moderators of this track.