A five-day intensive learning programme for Ukrainian publishers organized by EUNIC in Ukraine jointly with Mystetskyi Arsenal Literary Lab.
27 Ukrainian professionals from publishing sector were selected via open call to participate in the Summer School – the second stage of the Booking the Future programme. Participants represented big and small publishing houses and book stores from different Ukrainian cities, namely Kyiv, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Lviv, Chernivtsy, and Ivano-Frankivsk. During five intensive days of studies participants worked with mentors from the UK, Greece, Italy, Germany, Poland, France, and the Czech Republic.
in the programme included the following:
marketing and distribution
role of literary agents and means to promote authors at the international market
publishing house and author image;
book design as marketing aspect and book gamification
Customer Relations and Community Manager at NetGalley Germany, a global digital galley distribution platform used by publishers and professional readers (booksellers, book bloggers and other reviewers, librarians etc.) around the world. She previously worked for Ullstein Publishers as part of the team around digital imprints Midnight and Forever and as Online Marketing Manager at Online Marketing Agency Clear Canvas in Berlin. Karina Elm is initiator and driving force behind the German Book Blog Award which launched in 2017 and is currently teaching a class at the Free University of Berlin on the topic of Online Reading Communities.
Publisher, book designer of Brave Books (Berlin / Riga). Tom Mrazauskas has been working as a book designer since 2008. Since 2016 he has also been publishing photobooks under his own imprint "Brave Books" – www.bravebooks.berlin. His works have won several awards at international book design competitions. He designed books for German publishers (Matthes & Seitz Berlin, Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz and others) as well as publishers from Lithuania, Latvia, UK, France, etc. Stiftung Buchkkunst had invited him to jury of "Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt" twice. All his experience in book design and publishing had to take a shape, so since June 2017 he is running international book design and publishing conference in Riga for designers, publishers, illustrators, printers, bookshop owners, type designers, software engineers and the whole world of publishing.
Founder/Director of the Ersilia Literary Agency (Athens). Evangelia Avloniti was born in Corfu, Greece. She studied History of Art, Archaeology and Literary Translation at various institutions, including the Courtauld Institute of Art, King's College, London, Deree – The American College of Greece and University College London. She began her career at Sotheby's in London and then worked as an editor in ELT publishing for five years. In 2009, she founded the Ersilia Literary Agency, where she represents Greek authors in Greece and worldwide, and foreign agents and publishers in Greece. She was named a Frankfurt Fellow in 2013 and a Zev Birger Fellow in 2015.
Lawyer, innovator, independent business analyst & consultant, owner in goodbooks.pl. For many years working as a publisher in Wolters Kluwer Poland and Young Digital Planet (Sanoma Learning) where he created both online & mobile solutions. Active member of EURead (Stiftung Lesen). Author and project manager in several dozens of innovative online projects dedicated for publishing, education, telco and banking industry. Created several start-ups like prawosocjalne.pl - innovative online legal information system providing online legal information for social workers or czekieklimaty.pl - the biggest ecommerce with literature, movies and music from the Czech Republic on the Polish market. With Kukatko Foundation kukatko.pl he has created Good Booksellers Academy to exchange know-how on ways to sell books.
Graduated in Philosophy from Università di Roma La Sapienza in 2013. In 2015 has completed his Master degree in Publishing attending an internship training at il Saggiatore, an hystorical publisher from Milano. The same year with Stefano Friani foundedRacconti edizioni, the first Italian publishing house focused only on short stories. He is now English and French written books editor, translator (Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer) and Italian fiction editor. The first Italian fiction book edited, Dal tuo terrazzo si vede casa mia by Elvis Malaj, has been long-listed for the prestigious Premio Strega.
Research Director,Nielsen Book Research Steve has managed the Books and Consumers survey since 1997, as well as a wide variety of other qualitative and quantitative research projects relating to the book market, and to reading and buying habits. Steve is a Member of the Market Research Society (MRS).
Steve Bohme joined Nielsen when Nielsen acquired the business intelligence and commerce solutions products from Bowker in 2013. Prior to that, Steve worked at Bowker Market Research (BML) since 1994, becoming Research Manager in 1996 and Research Director in 2001.
Jewish Czech writer, publisher, traveller and journalist. Under the communist regime he was not allowed to pursue a study in the humanities and graduated with a degree in nuclear and physical engineering, although he loved writing since childhood. His mother was born to Jewish parents in exile in London. Perhaps because of his Jewish genes he views the contemporary world with caution, sensitivity and scepticism. His father, Petr Vopěnka is a renowned mathematician. Vopěnka seeks inspiration in the mountains (for example, he visited Antarctica, Chile, Argentina, and Kirghizia). He's the author of 20 books, 8 novels for adults and 3 young-adult fiction novels, some published abroad. The themes he explores in his books go beyond those associated with Czech literature and extend to themes of strong philosophical and psychological significance. He contributes polemic articles to the national daily paper MF Dnes. In 1997 and 2012 he was a guest at the Prague Writers Festival. He is a member of the Czech PEN Club and chairman of The Association of Czech Publishers and Booksellers (since 2013).
Commercial Director of Liana Levi publishing house. Since early childhood, Elodie Pajot has dreamed of selling books. This is exactly what happened: she was lucky to work in book stores, albeit for a short while, which were different from others and enjoyed solid reputation, like Vent d'Ouest (Western Wind) in Nantes or La Machine à Lire (The Reading Machine) in Bordeaux. Then, she became a representative of Actes Sud publishing house, and later its employee in charge: in Liana Levi publishing house, she has been responsible for commercial affairs since 2004. Her competences include distribution, stock and sales management, contacts with book stores, organization of commercial meetings and projects, participation of the publishing house in salons and festivals, and management of the publishing house's website and pages on social networks.
School participants were selected as a result of an open call.
Andriy Pylypchuk, Balance Business Books
Artem Litvinets, Yakaboo.ua
Vasyl Karpyuk, Discursus
Victoria Koroka, Книгарня "Є"
Galina Lystak, Ukrainian Academy of Printing
Dmitry Stretovich, Publishing House Pabulum
Igor Zarudko, Vivat Publishing House
Irina Krasnokutska, Publishing House "Knigolav"
Ekaterina Grinchishin, Publishing house "Textbooks and manuals"
Catherine Nosco, IST Publishing
Lada Golubeva, "Osnovy" Publishing
Larisa Kot, "Nash Format"
Lilia Shtuyak, Children's Art Publishing House "Black sheep"
Lyubov Krivutza, Literary Agency "Acris"
Maxim Kvasnikov, "Ridna Mova" / "Mahaohon-Ukraine" publishing house
Mariana Hemy, Publishing House "Komora"
Oksana Cooper, "Critics" Publishing House and Magazine
Oleg Simonenko, Publishing House "Chas Maistriv"
Olena Sudakova, Publishing House "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
Olga Kruk, Publishing House "Stary Lev"
Olga Nazarova, Publishing House RANOK ltd
Olga Poginayko, Smoloskyp Publishing House, Ukrainian Bookstore "Smoloskyp"