23 March 2017, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
How Indie Are You?
The future of independent publishers
Organizer: Leipziger Buchmesse, Place: Congress Center Leipzig, Multifunctional Area 4
In a globalised world in which cultural diversity and freedom of speech are far from self-evident, independent publishing companies are increasingly placing their trust in international networks. Coming together under the title How Indie Are You? The future of independent publishers, Andreas Platthaus will join with a quartet of outspoken industry insiders from three countries at the start of the fair to discuss how new and collaborative publishing concepts, beyond the programmes of major corporations and their obsession with bestsellers, might be successful – and how autonomous ‘independent publishers’ actually are.
mit: Susan Hawthorne (Spinifex Press, Melbourne), Nikola Richter (Mikrotext, Berlin), Elisabeth Ruge (Elisabeth Ruge Agentur, Berlin), Muge Sokmen (Metis Publishers, Istanbul)
Moderation: Andreas Platthaus (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)