Publishing as an amplifier of human creativity

Wednesday, 29th May


9:15 – 9:20
Presentation of Readmagine 24
Luis González (Director at FGSR)
José Manuel Anta (Director at FANDE/IPDA)

9:20 – 9:50

Publishing’s New ‘Writer-Centric Mode’: Authors Equity
Madeline McIntosh (CEO at Authors Equity) 
In conversation with Porter Anderson
(Editor-in-Chief at Publishing Perspectives)

9:50 – 10:30

Publishing in an age of anxiety
Madeline McIntosh (CEO at Authors Equity) 
Michael Tamblyn (CEO at Rakuten Kobo)
Richard Charkin (Founder of Mensch Publishing) 
in conversation with Porter Anderson (Editor-in-Chief at Publishing Perspectives)

10:30 – 11:10

New digital content business models
Jason Kelly (Founder of Sounded)
Paula Gallejones (Head of Product at Mondia)
Moderated by Javier Celaya (CEO at DosDoce)

11:10 – 11:40 Coffee break

11:40 – 12:15

About educational content
Karla Paniagua (CENTRO)
John Martin (Chairman at ILT Education) 
Moderated by Marta Martínez (CEO at Grupo Anaya)

12:15 – 13:00

Innovation in the Book Fairs landscape
Eva Orúe (Managing Director at Madrid Book Fair)
Juergen Boos (President at Frankfurt Book Fair)
Piero Crocenzi (CEO at Salone del Libro de Torino)
Moderated by Marifé Boix (Vicepresident at Frankfurt Book Fair) 

13:00 – 13:45

EntreprenHers: exploring the role of female innovators in the global publishing industry
Arantza Larrauri (Managing Director at Libranda DeMarque)
Gvantsa Jobava (Vice President at International Publishers Association)
Searsha Sadek (Founder & Chief Product Officer at Shimmr AI)
Moderated by Emma House (PublisHer)

13:45 Cocktail


Sandbox on Innovation – Workshops


Social reading with Immer & Club Lees
How do we engage young digital readers? Last year, Immer implemented social reading together with Dutch TV broadcaster VPRO in their Club Lees app.
It’s bite-sized, vertical, smooth and social – reading in the time of TikTok. In this session we’ll share our thinking, design details and how the Immer Reading System works.
Company: Immer Reading System
Speaker: Niels ’t Hooft (Co-founder & CEO)

CoreSource: Unlocking Global Distribution
CoreSource: Simplified digital distribution that unlocks Ingram Content Group’s global distribution network
Company: Ingram Content Group
Speaker: Nick Coveney (Senior Key Account Manager Digital Services)

Building Inclusive Reading Experiences
Inclusive experiences are accessible to as many people as possible. Inclusivity builds self-esteem and empathy. Inclusivity demands holistic approaches. And project development strategies.
Company: Colibrio
Speaker: Lars Wallin (Product Manager & Founder)

Thursday, 30th May (#11IDDM)


9:30 – 9:40
Presentation of the #11IDDM
Luis González (Director at FGSR)
Pedro Castaños (President International Section UDNE-IPDA)

9:40 – 10:10
Figures on the European Publishers Ecosystem
Enrico Turrin (Deputy Director at the Federation of European Publishers)
10:10 – 10:40
The Book Market in 2024: Publishing beyond Publishers
Rüdiger Wischenbart (Digital Consumer Book Barometer)

10:40 – 11:10
Focus Market: Rethinking Brazil
Marcelo Gioia (Coordinator Tech Group at the Brazilian Book Chamber)
11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15
Data management challenges for publishers
Andrew Rhomberg (Founder of Jellybooks)
Michael Then (Director of Media and Digital products at Weltbild)
Moderated by Raul Pérez (Head Digital at Grupo Planeta)
12:15 – 13:00
About books discoverability
Giorgia Russo (Teacher social media marketing at UEM Booksellers School)
Searsha Sadek (Founder & Chief Product Officer at Shimmr AI)
Moderated by Arantza Larrauri (Managing Director at Libranda DeMarque)

13:00 – 13:45
Book eCommerce Platforms: An overview 
Mark Thornton (Senior Partnership Manager at UK)
Sakari Luovio (Chief Sales Officer B2C at Adlibris)
Moderated by Carlo Carrenho (Publishing Advisor & Analyst)

13:45 Cocktail


Sandbox on Innovation – Workshops

The future of peer-to-peer marketing
Latest trends on social media platforms, creator economy, legal regulations and AI-powered platforms.
Company: The Tandem Collective
Speakers: Camilla Riccadonna (Leader of International Social Media Campaigns) / Aurora Paya (Campaign Manager)


Tech tools for publishers to improve the book selling
Tech features that help publishers get to know their readers better
Company: Bookwire
Speaker: Javier del Puerto (Senior Manager Publisher Relations & Services Bookwire EMEA)

Take the localization of your Mangas, Comics and Webtoons to the next level
Company: ComixSuite (De Marque Group)
Speaker: Samuel Petit (General Manager)

Friday, 31th May

Readmagined by Bookwire

Introduction to Readmagined by Bookwire,
by Jens Klingelhöfer, CEO and cofounder of Bookwire


9:40 – 10:20
New audiences and where to find them
Jeremy Wang-Iverson, founder and director Vesto PR & Books
Antonio J. Rodríguez, writer and cofounder Editorial rrefugio.

10:20 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30
Innovation through content and multiple formats for multiple audiences
Raúl Pérez, Head of Digital (ebook and audiobook) at Grupo Planeta
Stephanie Simonin, Audio Business Strategy IP and Brand Development at Bayard
Alessandro Magno, Chief Digital Officer Gruppo Feltrinelli
Moderator:  Marco Ferrario, Bookwire Italy

11:30 – 12:30
New audiences, new readers, new listeners: keys to reach and engage your community
Rafa Luna, Head of Marketing and Digital Business at Editorial Anagrama
Danaé Tourrand-Viciana, Editorial Director of Literature, Essays and Documents at Leduc Editions
Pietro Biancardi, publisher at Iperborea
Moderator: Mariana Féged, General Manager Spanish Markets and EMEA at Bookwire


Final conclusions and closing,
by Jens Klingelhöfer, CEO and cofounder of Bookwire