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ELINET – Improving Literacy Policies

Established in February 2014, the European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET) unifies 78 partner organisations from 28 European countries (including 24 EU member states) engaged in literacy policy-making and reading promotion in Europe. ELINET strives to improve literacy policies in all member countries, reduce the number of children, young people and adults with low literacy skills in […]

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Scientific Publishing Innovation Day in London: Focus on your users and collaborate

Scientific-Publishing-Innovation-Day_logo_CMYKEmpowering researchers and investing in the tools needed to do so – STM publishers and industry expert at Frankfurt Book Fair’s ‘Scientific Publishing Innovation Day’ in London made their priorities very clear. The half-day event, hosted in association with HP, discussed new products, services and revenue streams and while doing so, put users firmly at the centre of things.

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Frankfurt Book Fair unplugged: a look behind the scenes of the Business Club

askmaike_für blogpostThe Frankfurt Book Fair – five short days in October, crammed with things to do. But everything that happens during the week of the Book Fair – be it authors readings, conferences, staged events or a new thematic area – is the fruit of months of planning and preparation. In this new series, we’ll present the colleagues whose job it is to make the Frankfurt Book Fair what it is, every year: the place to be, the global city of ideas, the gathering place for the international publishing industry.

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Who or what is Macondo?

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If someone doesn’t know the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, it’s got a lot more to do with their literary taste than with their spirituality.

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Frankfurt Book Fair, International

Literary Agent Andrew Nurnberg Partners with Turkey’s AnatoliaLit

Anatolia-LitLeading UK literary agency Andrew Nurnberg Associates is partnering with Istanbul’s AnatoliaLit agency to expand the agency’s activities in Turkey. Here he speaks exclusively to Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives.

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Why Publishers Should Pay Attention to Millennials

Time_Millennial Why Should Publishers Pay Attention to Millennials? Because there are 92 million of them and they control $200 billion worth of spending. So how do you make them your customers?

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First-come, first-pinned

Bologna da mangiare: trattoriaFor the duration of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (30 March – 2 April), the Italian city is a Mecca for the international industry. Above all it has become a place of pilgrimage for illustrators from around the world. As ever, we will be present with a German collective stand. We can share with you some Italian skills that might come in useful when you’re there.

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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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