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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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Life under the Mafia: The limits of creativity

  ‘I am not going to make people feel towards a real mafia boss what they feel about Tony Soprano when the boss lives a hundred miles away from me and there are very real victims of his violence,’ says Stefano Bises, head writer for the hit Italian TV series Gomorrah, who was interviewed at […]

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TED-style talk sees authors address world problems

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An international group of authors has been meeting in secret at the fair during the last three days, coming up with a manifesto addressing some of the problems in the world today.

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David Nicholls launches his new novel ‘Us’ at the Book Fair

fbf david nichollsInternational bestselling author David Nicholls took time out of his busy schedule to launch his new novel ‘Us’ at the Book Fair yesterday. There was much talk about the ‘grand European tour’, teenagers, bicycles and science, and even about why he decided to give up acting and try his hand at writing.

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I believe in Freedom

      ‘I believe in freedom,’ says William Pollock, founder and ‘big fish’ of No Starch Press, a small San Francisco publisher who has taken a principled stand against DRM.  DRM or Digital Rights Management is the attempt by publishers and other copy right holders to control how ebooks for example are used after […]

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A fair Yale will always remember

DSC_0122 Few people walking the aisles have heard of French writer Patrick Modiano, winner of the Nobel Prize.for Literature. But a lot of people heard the whoop from his new English language publisher.

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FUTURDIALOG: How Well Do Publishers Know Their Consumers?

luminadatamatics Today, LuminaDatamatics and BIC hosted a lunch asking five publishers the question “How well do publishers know their consumers?” The panel included Laura Donnini, CEO, RCS Group, Italy; Nigel Newton, Founder and Chief Executive of Bloomsbury Publishing; Rebecca Smart, Managing Director, Ebury Publishing (An imprint of Penguin Random House); Mark Majurey, Commercial Director & Vice President Digital Publishing at Taylor & Francis Group, UK; Hannah Telfer, Group Director, Consumer & Digital Development at Penguin Random House

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The inevitable rise of subscription

DSC_0086 How to meet consumers’ needs when it comes to ‘book’ content in whatever form that might take – that’s why we’re all here. And a growing route, without doubt, is subscription….

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CEO TALK: HarperCollins Sets Sites on Continental Europe

>brian murray frankfurt 2014 Like an annual rite of passage, yesterday featured one of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s signature events: the CEO talk. This year, Brian Murray, the president and CEO of HarperCollins, was given the honor, not coincidentally on the very day HarperCollins announced it is launching HarperCollins Germany in Hamburg. The new publisher is an extension of the German operations of Harlequin, recently acquired by HarperCollins.

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