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Eat. Your. Kimchi @ StoryDrive Asia

Foto EYK_kl If you love Asian food, you’ll probably know all about Kimchi. But have you heard of Eat Your Kimchi? The Canadian couple Martina and Simon moved to Korea in 2008 and have lived there ever since. They started making videos about their lives in Korea just for fun, but now they do it full time. Like, all the time. And, they are very popular, too. Eat Your Kimchi is 18th most subscribed youtube channel in South Korea. What’s this all about, you may ask yourself? And what exactly are they going to be doing at this year’s StoryDrive Asia edition? I’ve asked them the very same questions.

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Literature.Cool.

Cafe FinnlandTiia Strandén and Maria Antas from FILI have curated the literary programme for the Finnish Guest of Honour appearance. Not only for Frankfurt in October, but also for the start of literary spring in Leipzig on Thursday. The two Finnish project managers tell us which authors, readings and performances they will bring to Leipzig. Please meet Tiia and Maria:

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Timo Parvela, once a teacher and now successful author of children’s books, is Finnish and will present his country and his books to the interested audience and journalists. We talked to him in advance: about his homeland, the current film release “Ella and the big race” and why teachers all over the world suffer.

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High Fünf! Festival Neue Literatur in NYC Celebrates Five Years

Festival Neue Literatur 2014, New York’s only annual German-language literary festival held in English, celebrated its fifth year with events that took place over the weekend of February 28 to March 2, 2014, at venues throughout New York City. The featured 2014 festival authors were Milena Michiko Flasar and Maja Haderlap from Austria, Olga Grjasnowa […]

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2014 Chinese Creative Industries Award

On the second day of this year’s Beijing Book Order Fair in January 2014, members of the Chinese publishing industry assembled to participate in the announcement of the first “Creative Industries Awards”. Leading newspaper China Publishing and Media Journal (formerly China Book Business Report, the name change has been effective for a short time now) […]

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STM on the digital high road

The STM Roundtable on Day 2 of GLOBALOCAL 2014 at New Delhi was titled “Icing on the Cake”. The mood was markedly different from the previous day’s roundtable, where traditional — if one might use that term to make a distinction from STM – publishers appeared to approach the technological revolution slightly warily. STM (the […]

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“Innovating Start-ups” a workshop conducted by R Sriram & Marlies Hebler at GLOBALOCAL, New Delhi, INDIA

One of the highlights of Day 2, GLOBALOCAL 2014 was the workshop “Innovating Start-ups” by R Sriram, Co-Founder of Next Practice Retail; Entrepreneur & Mentor and Marlies Hebler, Head of Content of Textunes GmbH, Germany. The participants were encouraged to co-create and actively participate in the workshop. The Lean Canvas – a Startup Blueprint for […]

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Publishing at a crossroads

Seven publishing industry experts locked horns at the GLOBALOCAL 2014 CEOs’ Roundtable on the changing publishing scene in the face of emerging technologies, both the delivery and consumption of content. Titled “An Industry in Search of Its Identity”, the two-hour session was moderated by Vinutha Mallya, principal consultant, LineSpace Consulting. The first speaker was Neeraj […]

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“Marketing for the future”

Two watch words: marketing and the future. What are the unexplored angles to marketing in the publishing industry that could become a practice in the future? This and other related questions are what Sangram Surve, CEO of ThinkWhyNot India examines through his stimulating workshop “Marketing for the future” at Day 1 of the fifth edition […]

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Samu Haber loves Sofi Oksanen and the Moomins

Currently the best known Finn in Germany, Samu Haber, Sunrise Avenues’s lead vocalist and “The Voice of Germany” juror, reveals his favourite literature in this “Finnland. Cool” interview.

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