Bologna Book Plus Releases New Audio Forum Program

Bologna Book Plus Releases New Audio Forum Program

The Bologna Book Plus, a generalist-publishing program, provides its first ‘Audio Forum’ on April 10 throughout Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

At Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2023. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Porter Anderson

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

A Three-Hour Program

Our worldwide readership will recall that on October 27, we wrote shortly after Frankfurter Buchmesse about plans for the upcoming Bologna Children’s Book Fair (April 8 to 11). As you already know, Bologna is now three issues: (a) the primary truthful led by Elena Pasoli; (b) a generalist (non-children’s) truthful referred to as Bologna Book Plus led by Jacks Thomas; and (c) the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids.

In our piece in October, we wrote in regards to the addition to Bologna Book Plus of an “Audio Forum.” And immediately (February 13), that newly added audio program is saying particulars of its programming.

What Thomas and her crew imply by a “discussion board” is a conference-within-the-trade-show: a three-hour sit-down occasion that’s to incorporate eight informational segments, adopted by a drinks reception. The program is being organized by Bologna Book Plus with Nathan Hull of Norway’s Beat Technology, and its classes are a mixture of specialists and distributors within the subject.

As an anecdote, the second is attention-grabbing for the monetary report that News Corp and HarperCollins launched final week, indicating that the writer’s digital gross sales had elevated year-over-year by some 15 %, largely credited to downloadable audiobooks and a useful position that Spotify’s new supply of audiobooks is enjoying.

Jacks Thomas

In a ready assertion for immediately’s program announcement, Thomas says, “International development in audio publishing is a trigger for celebration inside our business; giving voice to authors throughout backlist and frontlist, providing flexibility and accessibility of content material and, splendidly, reaching new shoppers of literary output from toddlers to technophobes.

“With podcasts a necessary advertising and marketing medium for books, the ‘Audio Forum’ spans the gamut of leisure and knowledge that books supply.” 

Nathan Hull

She provides that this system is benefitting from Beat’s partnership. And from Beat, we learn Hull saying, “The ‘Audio Forum’’s array of worldwide heavyweight audio system is actually unprecedented.

Providing information insights and overlaying a wealth of matters from worldwide attain to new platforms; and youngsters’s audio gadgets to podcasts, the expertise and knowledge that this discussion board will exude is genuinely thrilling, and one thing I’m immensely proud to have curated.”

Bologna’s Audio Forum Program for April 10

2:20 p.m. Introduction and welcome

  • Jacks Thomas, BolognaBookPlus
  • Nathan Hull, chief technique officer, Beat Technology

2:30 p.m. In Conversation With Amanda D’Acierno

  • Nathan Hull, Beat Technology
  • Amanda D’Acierno, president of audio, Penguin Random House (USA)

3 p.m. Multilanguage Strategies within the Global Audiobook Market

  • Miles Stevens-Hoare, managing director, RB Media International (UK)

3:15 p.m. Podcasts: Adaption to Audio and Back

  • Michele Cobb, govt director, Audio Publishers Association (USA)
  • Chiara Santella, founder, Studio Ochenta (Spain)
  • Sabrina Tinelli, Chora (Italy)
  • Carla Herbertson, founder, Small Wardour (UK)

3:45 p.m. Strategies for Effective Distribution and Monetization

  • Tina Jurgens, co-CEO, Zebralution (Germany)

4 p.m.From Digital to Physical: International Opportunities for Children’s Publishers With Audio Players

  • Carla Herbertson, Small Wardour
  • Eloise Elandaloussi, Tonies (Germany)
  • Jessica Tarrant (UK)
  • Matteo Fabbrini (Italy)
  • Jim Jacob, Story Button (USA)

4:40 p.m.Understanding Listener Behaviors Via Data

  • Guilia Lo Monaco, Bookwire (Germany)

5 p.m. Voices from the Diaspora

  • Nathan Hull, Beat Technology 
  • Ajay Mago, founder, OM Books (India)
  • Raúl Perez, head of digital, Grupo Planeta (Spain)

5:30 p.m.Networking drinks reception


More from Publishing Perspectives on audio in worldwide publishing is right here, extra on podcasts and the business is right here, Bologna Children’s Book Fair is right here, extra on Bologna Book Plus is right here, extra on Bologna Licensing is right here, extra on Frankfurter Buchmesse is right here, and extra on worldwide ebook festivals and commerce reveals is right here.

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Porter Anderson 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 previously was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London’s The Bookseller. Anderson was for greater than a decade a senior producer and anchor with CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, 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 publication for authors, which now’s owned and operated by Jane Friedman.

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