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Season’s Greetings – and some book recommendations for the holidays

christmas-giftsNovels, crime stories or picture books: the festive season provides a great excuse for immersing yourself once again in a book. Our colleagues from Litprom – the Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature have a few recommendations for you..

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Oh là là, Angoulême

Unbenannt-10Angoulême. The name alone has a heavenly French feel to it: ange – the angel – is one element, then there’s goût for taste, and the closing syllable redolent with high class: suprême. At least, that’s how it always seemed to me, from the first moment I became interested in the huge diversity of comics in the language of our neighbours.

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Bootcamp for Young Professionals in Publishing

How do we read today? What are the new ways in which stories are being told? How is social media helping in bumping up the sales of books? Is our new age reader fascinated by the touch and smell of paper or is she happy scrolling pages on a phablet? In a 2 day boot […]

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Leading a Culture of Innovation: St.Gallen International Publishing Course 2015

1_singapore_city_skyline_dusk_panorama_2011If you’ve already been to Singapore, you’ll probably agree, it’s one of the most futuristic and cleanest cities in the world. Perhaps one of the most significant aspects of Singapore is the business that’s done here. In 2015, the St.Gallen International Publishing Management Course will take place in the Lion City. Find out more about the course and the programme in our interview with Prof. Vincent Kaufmann and Bozena Mierezejewska.

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The evolution of content

Holger Volland Holger Volland, Vice President of the Frankfurt Book Fair, on atomized content and what really makes content worthwhile: A combination of content, context and technology. Read more about Holger’s insights which he originally prepared for a keynote for the New European Media (NEM) summit on 29 September 2014 in Brussels.

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Education Conference – East meets West: Innovative Education 2014

On 17 and 18 December 2014, under the motto “East meets West”, an international conference on innovative education will take place in the Korean city of Incheon. Discussions will concentrate on the question of how educational content and technologies can be linked together in the future. Another focal topic at the event will be the promotion of reading. Some 300 participants will attend the conference, including education experts, politicians and CEOs, as well as artists, illustrators and employees of children’s publishers.

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May we introduce… Wang Hui, German Chancellor Fellow and our new colleague at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Wang HuiOur new colleague is called Wang Hui, and he comes from Beijing. Hui, who holds a German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will work in the Media Industries division of the Frankfurt Book Fair under the mentorship of the head of division Holger Volland.

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The classroom as a workshop for the future

Today it’s handwriting in the exercise book – will it be writing on tablets tomorrow? Today it’s using chalk on the blackboard – will it be using interactive video walls tomorrow? Can new technologies really replace well-tried teaching models? This year’s “Classroom of the Future” is dedicated to this question. This innovative workshop presents visions on how education could be designed in the future.

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My Frankfurt Book Fair by Bookseller ‘Rising Star’ and agent at Conville & Walsh, Sophie Lambert

Lambert, SophieBookseller ‘Rising Star’ and agent at Conville & Walsh Sophie Lambert looks back at her time at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair and tells us why she returned home ‘with an increased enthusiasm and respect for the changing and brilliant industry that is publishing’.

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Frankfurt Book Fair in Steps: A Recap of 2014 and a Look to 2015

BC sneakers Another great Book Fair is behind us and, as we begin to look to and plan for 2015, I am looking forward to the integration of exhibitors and business from Hall 8 into Halls 6 (6.0, 6.1, 6.2) and 4.2. While there are many good reasons to like this merging for business purposes, my reason for being excited about the consolidation is purely selfish. I am tired of the walk.

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