"Lean & Green" as a printed book or an e-book, purchased or only borrowed — the Forum Verlagsherstellung (Forum Production in Publishing) at the Frankfurt Book Fair offers new ideas every year that open up new perspectives for publishing content. It shows trends, showcases technologies that help to tap markets and presents topics that will inspire publishing minds and book producers. Around 60 specialists from the publishing sector and its suppliers will discuss strategies, production processes and the design of innovative, successful publishing products in twelve panels in Hall 4.0, Stand A 1320, from 10 – 12 October. The Forum features two conceptual innovations this year: an internationally geared, English-language theme day on Friday (12 October, 2012) as well as a green publishing topic on all three days for trade professionals of the Frankfurt Book Fair (10−12 October, 2012).
The main aspect of the event on Friday, which will be internationally geared, will be the topics of cloud publishing and security (12 October, 10:00 a.m.). How secure is publishing in the cloud? Publishers and book producers will debate under the moderation of Ehrhard F. Heinold (Heinold Spiller & Partner) in conjunction with Christian Kohl (Walter de Gruyter) and John Wicker (Tata Consultancy Services, to be confirmed). The panel discussion at 12:00 will deal with networked publishing and the development of new publication forms and publication channels and is hosted by Klopotek & Partner. David Worlock (Outsell), Brian O'Leary (Magellan Media), Fionnuala Duggan (CourseSmart), Ingrid Goldstein (Oxford University Press) and Christian Dirschl (Wolters Kluwer) will present their ideas about "networked publishing."
The panel moderated by Bertram Schmidt-Friderichs (Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz) will take a look at international trends in type and design on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Internationally renowned publishers, designers and type designers, among them the publisher Marc Tan from Singapore, will provide insight into their work.
The international Two Sides Campaign will present best practice examples for green publishing in the international environment on Friday 12 October, at 4:00 p.m., in conjunction with publishers, paper manufacturers and printers. The English-speaking panel of the German Printing and Media Industries Federation (bvdm) will be hosted by Martyn Eustace of Two Sides, London. Guests on the panel include Laetitia Reynaud (Intergraf), John Sanderson (UPM, London), Dr. Jochen Gassner (First Climate), Thomas Fleckenstein (Lokay Druck) and Neil Everett (PREPS, London, to be confirmed).
The Forum Verlagsherstellung (Production in Publishing) is a project of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Print & Media Forum AG and Helmut von Berg Publishing & Consulting Services are responsible for its implementation. The event is free of charge. Visitors need only a Book Fair ticket for admission. The complete program will be published at: www.forum-verlagsherstellung.de. The program on Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11, is in German. The forums on Friday, October 12, 2012, will be conducted in English.
8. Forum Verlagsherstellung (8th Forum Production in Publishing) at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.0, Stand A 13 20, October 10 to 12, 2012, www.forum-verlagsherstellung.de
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The Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book and media fair in the world – with around 7,400 exhibitors from over 100 countries. It also organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs. It maintains the most visited website worldwide for the publishing industry at www.book-fair.com and its directory of decision-makers in the book and media industries features around 30,000 contacts. Frankfurt SPARKS, the Frankfurt Book Fair's digital initiative, unites the industry's digital products and projects under one roof, with the aim of bringing together content and technology. The Frankfurt Academy – the new conference brand of the Frankfurt Book Fair in cooperation with the German Publishers & Booksellers Association – organises international conferences and trade events all year long. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.