Category: Events

Frankfurt 2019 Rights Meeting Recap: The Czech Book Market

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

This year’s Rights Meting at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October explored a series of exciting book markets and rights selling technologies, covering various aspects of the Chinese book market, the Czech and Slovak markets, and digital tools such as blockchain. In our latest blog series, we are sharing some of the insights we gleaned from the event presentations and discussions. In today’s post, we provide a synopsis of Kristin Olson’s presentation on the book market in the Czech Republic.

01/06/2020 | Book Fairs, Digital, Distribution, Events, Export, Rights

Fireside Chat with Ritu Bhasin and Léonicka Valcius

By: Tabitha Hartropp

The subject of diversity has grown in importance in Canadian publishing over the past few years, with ACP publishing a report this year on the state of diversity in the industry. Publishers are eager to incorporate inclusive practices but are not necessarily sure where to start. As part of TechForum 2019, Léonicka Valcius sat down... Read more »

07/03/2019 | Book Fairs, Events

TechForum 2019: Keynote

By: Tabitha Hartropp

In today’s post, we recap the keynote speech of the forum, which was given by Ritu Bhasin, an award-winning speaker, author, and expert in diversity and inclusion, women’s advancement and authentic leadership. Her keynote speech titled Disrupting Bias: Overcoming our Discomfort with Difference explored how to take on the bias that exists in our lives and our systems.

06/26/2019 | Book Fairs, Events

The Markets Conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

Finding accurate and timely information on international markets can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Last month we had the pleasure of attending The Markets conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Over the next weeks, we will be providing a breakdown of some of the key sessions from the day.

11/12/2018 | Book Fairs, Digital, Events, Export, Market Guides, Rights

Closing Talks: TechForum 2018

By: Tabitha Hartropp

All good things come to end, and TechForum did so with a bang. With informative and inspiring presentations from Noah Genner, CEO and president of BookNet Canada, and from Jim Stengel, former global marketing officer for Procter & Gamble, we were sad to see the day come to a close. Read on for the latest statistics on the Canadian book market and for interesting insights in inspiring your team.

07/19/2018 | Digital, Events

Audio Publishing: TechForum 2018

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

The audiobook boom is forging new and exciting possibilities and challenges for publishers of all sizes. BookNet Canada’s TechForum addressed some of the latest developments in Canada’s audio publishing ecosystem. Here, we present some of the highlights from the high-level session on audio publishing, and some of the latest models and strategies publishers and distributors have been using to stay ahead in this exciting market.

06/21/2018 | Digital, Events

Retail Goes Digital: TechForum 2018

By: Tabitha Hartropp

Continuing our recaps of TechForum presentations, below are some highlights from one of the final panels of the day, as six independent booksellers got together to share what they have learned about surviving the digital world.

06/14/2018 | Digital, Events

Awareness Gaps: Gender Bias and Digital Divides at TechForum 2018

By: Tabitha Hartropp

Continuing our recaps of TechForum presentations, in today’s post we share insights from an analysis of thousands of titles from McGill University’s .txtLAB and we consider communities who have yet to connect to the World Wide Web.

05/31/2018 | Digital, Events