It’s easier than you think! Snapshots from France and
South East Asia, and an Update on Digital
13 October 2015 // Hall 4.2, Room Dimension
Bärbel Becker, Frankfurt Book Fair
Introduction by Chair: France is easier than you think!
An overview of French publishing today
Rebecca Byers, Éditions Plon-Perrin, France
How to convince a French editor to buy a title
Introducing European Union Prize for Literature
Jens Nymand-Christensen, European Commission, Belgium
A Copyright Update on South East Asia
Michael Healy, Copyright Clearance Center, US
|3.15 pm||Coffee Break|
Introduction by Chair:
Malaysia and Indonesia in Focus:
Vietnam – challenges and opportunities
An Update on Digital – Presentation and Q&A
End of Conference
2.00 - 5.00 pm
Hall 4.2, Room Dimension
Franco-American Rebecca Byers has worked in publishing since the early 80's: initially in export and then in rights, she joined the French trade publisher, Editions PLON-PERRIN, as Rights Director in 2005. She also presides the ‘Commission Internationale’ of the Association of French Publishers (Syndicat National de l’Edition) which brings together buyers and sellers of rights in French publishing.
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Michael Healy is the Executive Director (International Relations) at Copyright Clearance Center, a global leader in rights licensing and content solutions. He is based in New York City. Prior to joining CCC, Michael was Executive Director of The Book Rights Registry and previously Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a New York-based non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving the efficiency and the effectiveness of the U.S. book industry through the development and maintenance of standards, research, education and information. Before moving to the United States in 2006, Michael worked for more than 20 years in the publishing industry in the UK, spending most of that time in senior editorial, sales and distribution roles in digital publishing.
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Dr. Nguyen Manh Hung was born in 1965 and finished high school in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 1982. He then spent 12 years studying and working in Russia. Starting in 1995, Dr Hung worked as a deputy director with FPT Corporation, the biggest IT company in Vietnam, with a staff of more than 10,000. In 2007 he founded Thai Ha Books, the first publishing house in Vietnam to observe copyright in publishing all of its titles. (Thai means light and peace, Ha means river). In 2008, Dr. Hung was selected as a member of the Central Committee of the Association for the Protection of Children’s Rights of Vietnam, and since 2010 he has been a member of the central committee of the Association of Book and Publishing Vietnam, with responsibility for international cooperation and copyright. Dr. Hung is the author of four books, including Lessons from the Cleaner, From Heart to Heart, Happiness is so Simple, and Planting Flowers without Roots. He has also written hundreds of articles in newspapers, magazines and journals, and has appeared as a guest on various TV and radio channels, discussing business, leadership, management, culture, education and training. Dr. Hung is known in Vietnam as a master of speed reading and is an expert in reading culture. He is also a well-known speaker on motivation, discovering human strengths, and body and mind healing. Dr. Hung travels very often to give courses on meditation.
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Linda Tan Lingard has worked in the publishing industry for more than 15 years primarily in business, legal and tax publications. As Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Malaysia, she is also involved in promoting local writers and illustrators. Linda has lived and worked in Jakarta, Hong Kong and UK and is keen to promote multicultural understanding through books and related activities. Linda is a graduate of University Kebangsaan Malaysia and holds an MBA from Leicester University, UK.
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After a master at the Sorbonne, Paris IV, and a PhD at CUNY, New York, both in comparative literature, Anne Michel has worked in several publishing houses, as a junior editor in foreign fiction with Nina Salter at Calmann-Lévy ( 1998- 2002), then at Albin Michel children department where she created the Young Adult list, Wiz (2002-2006) before becoming the director of foreign fiction for Presses de la Cité (2006-2010). Since 2010, she is the director of foreign fiction at Albin Michel where she works with many best-selling authors, among them Stephen King or Mary Higgins Clark, as well as handles the literary list, with authors such as Alessandro Mari, Christoph Ransmayr or Alan Hollinghurst.
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Adam Silverman is the Senior Director, Digital Business Development at HarperCollins Publishers. In this position Adam has led company efforts to develop new models and expand distribution opportunities for the company’s eBook and Digital Audiobook catalogs. Adam negotiated the company’s agreements with eBook subscription services including Scribd, Oyster and Playster, and helped develop HarperCollins terms in the library channel.
Prior to working at HarperCollins, Adam spent most of his career working in the music industry as the co-owner of an international record label from 1993 to 2001 and then as an advisor and consultant to a number of technology start-ups offering services to record labels, artists and manager. Adam has a BA from Dickinson College and an MBA from Georgetown University.
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Anne-Solange Noble was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. After graduating in Hispanic Studies, she studied Latin-American literature in Mexico. She then moved to Paris where she graduated from "Sciences Po" (the Institute of Political Studies) in international relations. She also did a post-graduate year in Sciences of Education, before taking a trip north–south across Africa in a truck for four months. After coming back from Africa, she worked at the European Commission in Brussels, before returning to Paris. She finally found her vocation in publishing and headed the Foreign Rights Department of Editions Flammarion, before switching to Editions Gallimard, where she promotes Gallimard authors in translation abroad. Last year the Frankfurt Book Fair offered Anne-Solange, on the Gallimard stand, a big chocolate cake for her 30th Frankfurt… which also coincided with her learning, during the Fair, that French novelist Patrick Modiano, whose translation rights she handles worldwide, had won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature!
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Pimolporn Yutisri was born in 1971. It was during her stint as an editor for Khu Khaeng Books that she learned about all kinds of books and was presented with an opportunity to co-work with Tuttle-Mori as a commercial partner. That was the beginning of her career at Tuttle-Mori. In addition to her life in the world of books, she had an opportunity to be the editor for an art & lifestyle magazine called WC for a while on Tuttle-Mori Journey in tandem with assuming the role of a guest lecturer in Theatre Arts at Mahanakorn University of Technology on several occasions. Pimolporn has been the Managing Director at Tuttle-Mori Agency Co., Ltd. for over 20 years, during which time she has met numerous world-leading authors, their agents, and global publishers. Therefore, she is exceptionally experienced in translation rights of books. Beyond books, she has been trusted by renowned speakers such as Philip Kotler, Peter F. Drucker, Paul Krugman, and Robert Kaplan, among others, to connect and share their fresh ideas, views, and attitudes with their audience. It, hence, could be said that being a talented agent for the best speakers is one of Tuttle-Mori Agency’s many duties. As public views, we have been shining at the best one in books and speakers. Recently, Pimolporn has also introduced her Thai authors in the publishing business foreign readers in China (mainland), Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia through selling their book rights. Many picture books from many Thai authors and/or publishers have also enjoyed wider readership, with the translation rights sold in China in neighborhood countries.
© (c) Pimolporn Yutisri (private)
Jens Nymand-Christensen holds a Master’s Degree in Business Economics and International Economics from the Copenhagen Graduate School for Economics and Business Administration. He started his career with the European Institutions in 1979, having since held several positions, amongst others as Director in the Secretariat-General with responsibility for Directorate B, Relations with the civil society, and for Directorate E, Better regulation and Institutional Issues. As of September 2014, Jens Nymand-Christensten is the Deputy Director General of Directorate General for Education and Culture at the European Commission.
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