2019TIBE Frankfurt Publishers Training Program now open for registration!

14 December 2018 / 2019TIBE


Off the Page – from voice to platforms, from bundling to AI

This year’s TIBE Publishers Training Programme will help you to navigate through the most recent technology trends for the publishing industry. Starting off on day one with a strong focus on Audio and Voice content, we will move on to Hybrid Publishing in the afternoon, to dive into the various formats on offer today. The second day will take a close look at the benefits and use of Artificial Intelligence for the publishing industry. Listen to our prolific speakers from the US, China, Denmark, Sweden and Germany, and make the most of your participation at the Taipei International Book Exhibition 2019.

Audiobooks are back!
Audiobooks are not a new phenomenon but the move to digital has overcome the capacity problem and with millions of Smartphones, audio is back! Publishers rediscover their back lists, and create new content around their original content, often through cooperations with existing platforms. Publishers need to take close look at the various possibilities because new audio formats will develop. What comes next?  

Recreating the experience of reading
Technology is shaping every aspect of our daily life, structures our day, helps us to get from A to B and offers us new user experiences daily. The publishing industry needs to adapt to these changes, needs to recreate the experience of reading and find new business models to survive. From Hybrid Publishing to Cross media Publishing, there is already a lot out there to discover.  

Innovation driven by AI
The creative Industries are getting challenged with new technological developments daily. Algorithms are writing, filming, painting, composing, deciding which movie we should watch next. Big players like Netflix and Amazon are using AI to programme their portfolio and create perfectly tailored entertainment for us. This session will give an overview of the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence and creation.  


Day 1 / Wednesday Feb.13, 2019 / 9.30-18.00
Day 2 / Thursday    Feb.14, 2019 / 9.30-12.30

Conference Room 3, Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1



Niclas Sandin Niclas Sandin,
CEO at BookBeat, Sweden
In 2015 Niclas Sandin was commissioned by Bonnier Books to found BookBeat, an audiobook streaming service, with the goal to play a leading role in forming the digital book market in Europe for the decade to come. Niclas has as CEO built BookBeat as a data driven tech start up that in 2016 launched in Sweden and Finland. In 2017 it initiated launches in Germany and UK. In the summer of 2018 BookBeat has grown to over 100 000 monthly paying users, an annual turnover of over 10 MEUR, and over 50 employees. Before joining Bonnier in 2012, Niclas was a data analyst and consultant focused on growth companies at EY. Before BookBeat, Niclas held management and business development positions in Bonnier Books B2C operations.

Martin Johs. Møller Martin Johs. Møller,
Editor-In-Chief, Swann Studio, Denmark
Martin Johs. Møller works as Editor-In-Chief for the Danish audiobook production company and publishing firm Swann Studio, based in Odense, the birth town of Hans Christian Andersen. The company has produced audiobooks since 1983, when it was founded by Martin Johs. Møller's father, Troels Møller and his business partner Michael Lundsgaard whose three sons have recently taken over the ownership of the company. Swann Studio has more than 80 recording studios spread out across the Nordic countries, and is planning to expand with another 130 or more in 7 new markets within the next year, to increase the annual production capacity to up to 7000 titles.
Having grown up around audiobooks and having narrated more than 200 himself, Mag.art (Magister Artium) in Comparative Literature Martin Johs. Møller has an in depth knowledge of many aspects of the industry.

Porter Anderson Porter Anderson,
Editor in Chief, Publishing Perspectives, US
Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing. Formerly with CNN, CNN.com 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 also 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 Frankfurter Buchmesse and its Business Club, The International Publishers Association’s 32nd World Congress in New Delhi, Readmagine in Madrid, StoryDrive Asia in Singapore, the 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 City, 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.

Chien-fu Li Chien-fu Li (Taiwan)
Chien-fu Li is the founder and Chairman of Shen-Lang Culture Company in Taiwan and ChinaTunes Investments Inc. based in Shanghai, which has become the largest copyrighted Audio content repository and production house in Taiwan, and launched audio services on App (search for ibo.fm) and other smart devices.  

Chien-fu holds an MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Before and in between his Internet and Management Consulting careers, Chien-fu has been a folk singer and well connected in the media and entertainment industry. He has published 7 vocal albums, 2 books and 7 audio books in the past 39 years and participated in countless concerts.

Holger Volland Holger Volland,
Frankfurter Buchmesse, Germany
Holger Volland currently serves as Vice President and member of the executive board of Frankfurter Buchmesse. He is responsible for international business development and heads the book fair’s office in Beijing and the divisions for events and special sales. Together with Christiane zu Salm he founded THE ARTS+.

Over the course of his career, Holger has become known as a bridge between business and creative sectors, and his expertise for developing digital business models have helped numerous companies and organizations. He is also author of the book “Die kreative Macht der Maschinen“.

Prior to joining the book fair, Holger served as head of marketing and communications with the German Booksellers and Publishers Association and head of brand communications at MetaDesign AG. Before, he led Leipziger & Partner as Managing Director, a digital marketing and communications consultancy which he founded in Berlin. He has held positions in media such as journalism, radio, television and online development and design and curated numerous exhibitions in Buenos Aires and Berlin.

Holger studied information science at Freie Universität Berlin. He led the launch of the New Economy Business School as its founding director and also enjoyed a tenure as lecturer at Hochschule Wismar and Media campus Frankfurt. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and brushing up on his photography skills. He enjoys meeting others who share his passion and enthusiasm for new ideas. So please don’t hesitate to say hello when you see him on the conference floor.

Jens Klingelhöfer Jens Klingelhöfer,
CEO & CO-founder, Bookwire, Germany (tbc)
Jens Klingelhöfer founded Bookwire in 2009 together with John Ruhrmann. Prior to the founding of Bookwire, he was a media manager in the music industry for over 10 years and was involved in many major and successful projects in music and entertainment. As an entrepreneur and marketing expert in the creative sector, he has a wealth of experience in designing and implementing creative and administrative processes and in developing and adapting new and ground­breaking business models – from manufacturing to marketing to sales.



Feb. 13




Opening & Welcome

Frankfurt Buchmesse & Taipei Book Fair Foundation


A global view on Audio Publishing

Niclas Sandin, BookBeat, Sweden


The power of the Voice

Martin Johs. Møller, Swann Studio, Denmark


Coffee & Tea Break


Panel Discussion: Audio First!

Niclas Sandin, Martin Johs. Møller, Chien-fu Li


Recreating the experience of reading: A global view on Hybrid Publishing

Porter Anderson, Publishing Perspectives, US


Lunch Break


Workshop on Audio and Hybrid Publishing

Katharina Ewald、Martin Johs. Møller、Porter Anderson


Presentation of Workshop results

Day 2

Feb. 14




Introduction into the World of AI

Holger Volland, Frankfurt Buchmesse, Germany


Distribution: Predicting prices 

Jens Klingelhöfer, Bookwire, Germany (tbc)


Coffee & Tea Break


Interactive Q& A with the Speakers – developing an AI strategy for publishers.

Holger Volland、Jens Klingelhöfer

*The Organizers reserve the right to modify the program.


Please register via the following link: https://bit.ly/FBF19E


Should you have any questions, please contact:
Cecilia Chien, 02-27671268 #107, cecilia@taipeibookfair.org   



   Organizer:Ministry of Culture, Taipei Book Fair Foundation, Frankfurter Buchmesse










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