Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Betting Big on Publishing’s Future

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October 7, 2014


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By Andrew Albanese

“If you had $10 million to invest in a new publishing business today, with no limitations or obligations, where would you put your money? That was the question posed by Jakob Larsen, head of consulting, for Danish publisher Schilling at an opening panel at ConTec 2014, the digital-themed conference that serves as the unofficial opening to the Frankfurt Book Fair. And over a brisk, 30-minute talk, the panel responses neatly captured the state of publishing in 2014, and the conversations that will be heard throughout the halls all week.

“I’m always passionate about two things: publishers and start-ups,” said Michael Bhaskar, digital publishing director for U.K-based Profile Books. “But, actually, if you look at where the growth has come from in publishing, it’s not from there…”

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