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Play to Learn

A workshop for Teachers in collaboration with Pratham Books, at the recently concluded JUMPSTART, in New Delhi on August 26, 2014  www.jumpstartfest.com If numbers indicated success, the Play to Learn workshop was clearly a success. With more than a hundred participants coming from over fifteen schools, the workshop had definitely hit the nail. However, a quantitative […]

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Paying Attention to Copyright

Michael HealyWe all need to be paying attention to copyright, and these days it’s a subject that’s difficult to ignore. The world of copyright law today is a controversial, complex and cacophonous one; it’s insistent and noisy; and it changes every day. Transformations in the way content is produced, distributed, and used, most of them stimulated by the growth of the global digital network, have had the effect of making copyright, once the exclusive domain of attorneys and academics, front-page news.

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Serendipity stories – Part two

Serendipity Bubble 3Closing rights deals while waiting in a line for a snack, receiving three new job offers in a few days – all this is very likely to happen in Frankfurt. Here are some more stories agents have shared with us, stories that took place during their days and nights at the Frankfurt Book Fair. If you have a story to tell – please share it with us.

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Self-Publishing – More opportunities than ever before

EricLaSalleActor/director Eriq La Salle, known for his award-winning portrayal of Dr. Peter Benton on the popular and long-running television medical drama ER, recently published his thriller title The Laws of Wrath through IngramSpark. Distribution and worldwide reach were key components of Mr. LaSalle’s publishing strategy, and his best-selling sequel is now reaching readers worldwide and enjoying healthy sales..

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Serendipity stories – Part one

Serendipity Bubble 3Days at Frankfurt are packed with meetings, deals, and hard work–but so are the nights! Sometimes it takes a bit of luck to make things happen at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In fact, some people have had some of their most rewarding experiences as a result of pure chance. Some agents have shared their stories of serendipities and surprise from their dais at the Fair.

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WHEN A STORY GOES DIGITAL – A JOURNEY. The Transmedia Storytelling Masterclass at ‘JUMPSTART- Let’s Play! 2014′

Transmedia Masterclass: Ralph Mollers August 26, 2014 Ralph Mollers is a big name in the publishing industry and his workshop this morning proved exactly why. In 1987, he started a very successful book and software house, Systhema, along with his wife. There was only one way to go now, and it had to be up. […]

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Two in One – The Illustrator’s & Writer’s Master Classes at JUMPSTART: Let’s Play! 2014 in New Delhi

Illustrator’s Masterclass with Sophie Benini Pietromarchi August 26, 2014 Sophie Benini Pietromarchi invites her class in for the first session of the Illustrators masterclass with the happiest smile one could receive on a hot Tuesday morning. The illustrators check their toolboxes. Scissors. Check. Glue. Check. Crayons. Check. Pencil. Oh snap. But hold on, the master […]

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JUMPSTART 2014_THE PLAYGROUND is all set and ready to go!!!

The 6th Edition of JUMPSTART is all ready to roll this Monday and Tuesday in Delhi, and for the first time on Thursday, in Bangalore! “It is a happy talent to know how to play” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. We are expecting many ‘happy’ people at JUMPSTART this year, as they come together for the […]

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Around the world in 360° (3 Global Publishing Megatrends)

This is a collection of links, images and videos that I compiled for a speech on global publishing trends and innovation. Since this topic is so incredibly huge and I easily get very excited about new stuff, my 20 minutes were definitely not enough for everything. Here is the rest. So, please take your time […]

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What Detective Fiction and Serendipity Have in Common

The Book Fair is full of books of all kinds, ranging from detective novels to cook books, but it’s also full of chance encounters, pleasant surprises, and incidents that lead to something new.

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