Tuesday at Jerusalem International Book Forum: May 17

Set at the historic 1933 Jerusalem International YMCA, the Jerusalem International Book Forum is back in a fully in-person edition.

WIRED UK founding editor-in-chief David Rowan gives his keynote address May 16 at the Jerusalem International Book Forum. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Porter Anderson

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

Book Fairs, Young Readers, and Independent Publishing

Quickly, a look at what’s on tap on the second of the three program days here in Israel, the second in-person iteration of the Jerusalem International Book Forum.

9:30 a.m. Israel Daylight Time (GMT + 3)
Book Fairs Today: Challenges, Prospects, and What the Future Holds

  • Moderator Ziv Lewis (Kinneret Zmora Publishing House)
  • Juergen Boos (Frankfurter Buchmesse)
  • Nopi Chatzigeorgiou (Thessaloniki Book Fair)
  • Elena Pasoli (Bologna Children’s Book Fair)
  • Frida Edman (Bokmässan Göteborg Book Fair)

11:15 a.m. Israel Daylight Time (GMT + 3)
Where the Cool Kids Are: The Rise and Rise of YA and Children’s Literature

  • Moderator Rena Rossner (Deborah Harris Agency)
  • Barbara Marcus (Random House Children’s Books PRH)
  • Natasha Farrant (Literary Scout and Author)
  • Thille Dop (Luitingh-Sijthoff)
  • Marta Mazza (Mondadori Children’s Books)

3 p.m. Israel Daylight Time (GMT + 3)
Indie Prospects: Why Independent Publishers Are Stronger Than Ever

  • Andrew Franklin (Profile Books)
  • Dorit Tamir (Tamir and Alma Publishing)
  • Dr. Andreas Rötzer (Matthes and Seitz)

Participation in all Forum events requires pre-registration.


More from Publishing Perspectives on the Jerusalem International Book Forum is here, more from us on international publishing conferences and events is here, and more on the Zev Birger Editorial Fellowship is here.

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About the Author

Porter Anderson

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Porter Anderson is a non-resident fellow of Trends Research & Advisory, and he has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London’s The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.

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