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Innovation is Critical: A Chat with Media Specialist Robert Picard

st. gallen image Publishing Perspectives hosted a Twitter chat with media specialist Professor Robert Picard, about the challenges of innovation, mistakes managers and companies make, and even some insight into the future of media and what publishers should focus on.

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On booksellers and hashtags: #mynextread

nextrAdmittedly, selfies with messages aren’t really a new thing for the social networks in 2015. Nevertheless, as a simple activity for getting people involved they’re still very popular. That was also the thinking of the European and International Booksellers Federation. With its recently launched #mynextread campaign, it wants to position book titles in the news feeds of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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New kids on the block: Flipsnack.com is a Frankfurt Book Fair “virgin”

flipsnack_teamFlipSnack.com is a professional digital publishing tool that can be used by publishing groups or individuals. This year, the San Francisco based start-up will be exhibiting at Frankfurt for the first time. We’ve talked to Ann Bob, FlipSnack Product Manager about this cool digital publishing tool and about their expectations regarding Frankfurt.

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A Passage to India

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India is a truly vibrant publishing market and has an important presence on the world publishing map being among the top 7 publishing nations in the world. With a population of about 1.2 billion with a literacy rate of 65% and growing, the expanding class of consumers including English-speaking technically adept manpower presents a huge untapped potential. To create new business ties and uncover the possibilities and challenges of this diverse book market, German Book Office New Delhi along with 7 international participants, set out on a journey into the heart of the publishing industry in India – the EXCLUSIVE INDIA programme. GBO New Delhi has been organising this trip every year since year 2013.

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Become an Effective Leader During a Time of Disruption

st. gallen image Yesterday, Publishing Perspectives hosted a Twitter chat with Professor Bozena Mierzejewska of Fordham Schools of Business and co-head of the St. Gallen International Publishing Management Course.

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What’s on your playlist, Dee Lestari?

Dewi mit GastRolleDewi Lestari, popularly known by her pen name, Dee Lestari, is one of the front runners in the modern Indonesian book scene. Dee initiated her career in the music industry as a singer and a song-writer. As an author, she has published nine books, including the highly anticipated Supernova series. Her Twitter ID is @deelestari

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Cookbook experts love potatoes too

Cusco Central Market Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair and Edouard Cointreau, Vice President of the World Cookbook Fair told us about their own personal culinary preferences – for example, during the days of the Book Fair.

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Liu Ruilin on Imaginist Press and China’s Publishing Future

When you enter the offices of the “Imaginist“ publishing house, a different world unfolds. Outside there are huge blocks of flats, grey backyards and the dirty streets of Beijing. But once you walk through the gate, you see a stone-flagged courtyard, potted plants and a wooden deck in front of sliding doors that open to a small showroom. Even the city’s constantly challenged air seems to smell better here. Inside the tiny room, delicate pottery, wooden design furniture and beautiful books compete for your attention. And then a kind voice says: “Welcome.”

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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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