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We look at the transformations as globalization and digital re-shape the ecosystem of books and reading, as these bring together business and creation, markets and culture, the tradition and digital innovation as well.

By analyzing international bestsellers and their authors for many years, we follow the evolution of the international book trade first hand, by the day.

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A debate on strategic developments in international publishing – including notably consolidation, digital transformation, and globalization -, presented by Livres Hebdo (France), with Bookdao (China), The Bookseller (United Kingdom), buchreport (Germany), PublishNews (Brazil), Publishers Weekly (USA), and the Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club, featuring the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2016.

Wednesday October 19, 2016, from 14:00 to 15:00. Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.2, Room Dimension, Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club.

Jacob Dalborg, Chief Executive Officer of Bonnier Books, will be the sole speaker at the Wednesday edition of this year’s Frankfurt CEO talk. The discussion will focus on Bonnier Books ambitions of being one of Europe's leading book publishing groups, in the areas where Bonnier Books act. Dalborg will be interviewed for 60 minutes by the editors of Livres Hebdo, Bookdao, The Bookseller, buchreport, PublishNews Brazil and Publishers Weekly, in the context of the 2016 Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club. The event will be moderated by Rüdiger Wischenbart. Topics of the interviews will include Bonnier Book's predominant market position in Sweden and most of Scandinavia, its international holdings, particularly in Germany and the United Kingdom, the impact of digital in these highly diverse market environments, as well as Bonnier Book's overall strategy.

Jacob Dalborg has previously worked in corporate finance at KPMG in Stockholm and London, but he has been with Bonnier since 2002, and has among other things been the CEO of Albert Bonniers Förlag and CEO of Bonnierförlagen. Jacob Dalborg is CEO of Bonnier Books and accordingly he is board chair of all of the companies within Bonnier Books; Adlibris Group, Bonnierförlagen AB, Pocketshop, Bonnier Media GmbH, Bonnier Publishing UK, Bonnier Books Finland and Cappelen Damm. He is also a member of the board of Bonniers Konsthall.

See Jacob Dalborg's key note address at Publishers' Forum 2015 in Berlin here.

On Thursday October 20, a further debates organized by the same partners, will highlight key trends in the publishing industry, with names being announced separately.
Contact Global Ranking: ruediger@wischenbart.com
Contact Frankfurt Book Fair: Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurt Book Fair,
Katja Böhne, Press Officer, Tel.: 49 (0) 69 2102-138
Kathrin Grün, PR Manager, Tel.: 49 (0) 69 2102-170
Press information online
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About the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry
The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, which has been updated every year since 2007, currently represents 56 companies that each report revenues from publishing of over 150 m€ (or 200 m US$). The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry is an initiative of Livres Hebdo, France, co-published by Bookdao (China), The Bookseller (UK), buchreport (Germany), Publishers Weekly (USA) and PublishNews Brazil. It has been researched by Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting.
© by Livres Hebdo 2016
The Publishers’ Forum in Berlin in April 2015 has brought together over 260 book professionals from Germany, the United Kingdom, the US, Sweden, Poland, Italy and a few more places, to debating “How to reconstruct publishing".


It was a lively two days, with topics ranging from finance – “Strategy & Money” – to cross media – “Publishing goes Pop” as illustrated in the picture featuring, from left to right, Michael Bhaskar (Canelo) , Lance Fensertman (ReedPop), Nathan Hull (Mofibo) and Andy Gall (Red Bull Media House - photographs by Adam Janisch).



A fair number of the sessions are available on video online, as are many of the presentations.



Media saw “a bold setup” in the conference (The Bookseller) as well as clear signals of optimism (“Am Ende der Angststarre”, in buchreport).



But as of now, preparations have already began for Publishers’ Forum 2016, which will be held on April 28 & 29. Save the date, and stay tuned at www.publishers-forum.com and on twitter at @PublishersForum !
How to Reconstruct Publishing:
Competing Visions, Channels and Audiences.
With the transformation of the publishing industry in full swing, the goal of the 2015 edition of the Publishers’ Forum Berlin will be to identify exemplary perspectives and topics and illuminate the junction where strategic visions meet practical challenges and opportunities.
Due to the fragmentation of the market, the debate will necessarily revolve around multiple key topics and driving forces, not just a single, central issue. And yet we have to find practical angles to make the discussions meaningful, by showcasing how overall change impacts on decision-making processes in management.
The programs of the Publishers’ Forum 2015 will be grouped around the following lead topics:

  • Strategy & Money

  • IT goes center stage

  • Know your customer, and don't be afraid

  • Publishing goes Pop.


Find out about speakers and programmes here.