Gardeur is in charge of all key products at De Marque, such as Hub: a distribution service for publishers; Station/Biblius: content portals for libraries and schools ; Reader (Aldiko): mobile and Web apps for ebooks/audiobooks/comics; Market (Feedbooks) and Boutique through which we operate both B2C and B2B sales channels. Gardeur is also founder and board member of EDRLab (elected twice for a board seat).
General Secretary of Fodazione Lia, Board Member at EDRLab and Member of the Board of Directors at IDPF.
Mussinelli has a good knowledge of the Italian and international publishing market, since has managed many projects both in traditional and digital publishing formats.
Cristina has specific know-how in digital publishing, using the emerging technologies for both production workflow and distribution channels.
Since 1990 has been involved in the following activities on behalf of major Italian publishing houses and media companies
- Market analysis and benchmarking with Italian and International competitors to develop new business ideas
- Feasibility studies on effective management of editorial content in media independent format in order to reuse them on many different support and delivery platforms (paper, off line, on line, print on demand, mobile)
- Integrated management of editorial projects from the initial idea and market analysis to the final deployment on the market, including the management of all the legal aspects
- Consultancy aimed to define effective technical solutions in order to manage each single project
Porter Anderson ( @Porter_Anderson ) BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing. Formerly with CNN and CNN International as well as the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and The Bookseller, he is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, founded and operated by Frankfurt Book Fair New York. Publishing Perspectives is the news medium for the international trade publishing industry.
With Jane Friedman, Anderson produces The Hot Sheet, a private subscription newsletter of expert industry analysis written expressly for trade and independent authors.
Within the past year, Anderson has spoken and/or covered and/or programmed events in international publishing at venues including Frankfurt Book Fair and its Business Club, The International Publishers Association’s 32nd World Congress in New Delhi, StoryDrive Asia in Singapore, London Book Fair, Publishers Forum in Berlin, BookExpo in New York City, the Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, PubTechConnect in New York City, The Muse and the Marketplace in Boston, FutureBook in London, the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York and Los Angeles, Digital Book World in New York, Sharjah International Book Fair and the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in the UAE, and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in Tampa and Washington.
One format to rule them all!
Italian computer engineer, Gregorio Pellegrino has a strong knowledge in the digital publishing field, new media with particular attention to accessibility for visually impaired people. He is a consultant in these areas for publishing companies (especially regarding formats, international standards and authoring platforms). He is the technical manager of Fondazione LIA where he coordinates consulting and training activities for national and international organisations who want to change their production processes in order to embrace accessibility. He is involved in international working-group devoted to accessibility of publications and standard formats.
Rüdiger Wischenbart, born in 1956 in Graz, Austria, is the founder of “Content and Consulting” (since 2003), and a writer specialized in culture, cultural industries, the global book markets, innovation in the book industry, literature, media, and communication.
Most recently, he co-founded ReBoot Books, a series of professional debates on the international book business (www.rebootbooks.org ), and the Digital Consumer Book Barometer, a market report series with a focus on ebooks, audiobooks, online sales and subscription. (www.global-ebook.com ) Since 2007, he annually updates the Global 50 Ranking of the Publishing Industry (www.wischenbart.com/ranking), co-authors the Diversity Report series n literary translation in Europe (since 2008, www.culturaltransfers.org ), and he coordinates SIDT, a collaborative project for innovation trainings under a Creative Europe grant. (www.sidt-books.eu )
A former Head of Communications at the Frankfurt Book Fair and Director of International Affairs at BookExpo America, Wischenbart authored several books on migration and modernization in Central and South East Europe, notably “Canettis Angst” (1994).
Graduated in Business Administration from ESADE, where she also obtained an MBA, Larrauri completed her training in Arizona, at Thunderbird School, where she obtained a Master in International Management.
Larrauri has been working in the book industry for nineteen years. In 2010 she joined Libranda as Managing Director, the leading international distributor of digital books in the Spanish language. Since the integration of Libranda in the Canadian digital services company, De Marque Group, she is also playing the role of Europe and LATAM market manager at De Marque. Previously, she worked in the commercial area of the publishing group Random House Mondadori (currently Penguin Random House) and in Círculo de Lectores, occupying various positions in the central offices that the book club had in Spain and Portugal.
At Libranda and at De Marque, Larrauri and the team work with publishers, stores, libraries and other agents with the aim of developing digital services for the book industry. She believes that it is an opportunity and a great challenge to participate in the evolution of a sector.
Graduate in Economics by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Master in Foreign Trade by CEOE and Postgraduate Course in Market Research at the Autonomous University of Madrid (1995).
Since 1997, performs the work of Managing Director of the Federation of National Associations of Distributors (FANDE), umbrella organization in Spain for about 200 companies engaged in the distribution of books, magazines, newspapers and digital contents.
Participation as speaker at various conferences and seminars on the field of books and print media trade: Congreso Interamericano de Editores, Congreso Iberoamericano de Libreros, Foro Internacional de Edición FIL Guadalajara, Frankfurt Supply Chain Specialist Meeting, Distripress Congress, Editech Milano, Russian Press Distribution Association Congress, Congreso Nacional de Libreros de España, Jornadas LIBER…
Is the coordinator, under the IPDA umbrella, of the European Press Distribution Round Table, The International Meeting of Booksellers and Distributors at the Frankfurt Book Fair and the International Digital Distributors Group
As a writer, articles and interviews published in Spanish and foreign publications related to the distribution of publishing products. Articles published in The Booksellers, Publishing Perspectives, El País, Delibros, Distripress Gazette, Intermedios Comunicación, Trama y Texturas…
Luis González. Director General at Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez (FGSR). After a degree in Law was selected for the Senior Administrators Corp (Spanish National Administration) and worked in several Ministries at senior posts. As a civil servant also was member of the Board of Directors at Enresa, the JET Steering Committee and was awarded with the Cruz Distinguida de San Raimundo de Peñafort. During his period at the Ministry of Culture designed and directed the National Reading Promotion Plan (2001/4). At FGSR he launched several projects as Readmagine, Renodo o Casa del Lector, Lecturalab, Canal Lector, Lectyo o Lectylab and participated in EU projects (Tisp, Redes1234, Aldus Up, Sidt). Luis is a member of the Steering Committee and the board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Foundations.