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Goethe-Institut, Omirou 14-16
106 72 Athens
Greece

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Let's Talk! Athens: Professional Programme with Greek-German Panels

Discussion
Greek and German with simultaneous translation

"Let's Talk!" is the motto of a successful Greek-German online professional programme that has been running since 2020 with a focus on industry-relevant topics, such as online book marketing, audiobooks, best practice for booksellers, new business models, and best book design.

In 2022, Let's Talk! will continue in Athens as a professional programme with networking for Greek publishers. A livestream will enable interested parties outside Athens to benefit from the programme and increase its reach.

The practice-oriented professional and networking programme Let's Talk! has three goals: knowledge transfer, networking between the German and Greek book industries, and sustainability to ensure a positive impact of the German-language appearance as Guest of Honour in 2021.

Apply using the application form here if you wish to join the on-site programme at Goethe-Institut Athens

 

Contact and information:

Niki Théron, Senior Manager International Projects, theron@buchmesse.de

You will find the programme in Greek language here:

https://www.goethe.de/ins/gr/el/sta/ath/ver.cfm?event_id=22850530

 

Programme

Welcome

10:30 -11:00 am 

Best Practice: Publishing Strategy 

Greek-German Panel Discussion followed by Q&A

11:00 -12:30 am

In this practice-oriented panel discussion, Dr. Andreas Rötzer (Matthes und Seitz Berlin) and Katharina Picandet (Edition Nautilus) and Pola Kapola (Nissos Publishing) share their success tips for tried-and-tested publishing strategies.

From programme design to author application and distribution: publishers, editors, rights and licensing managers, agents and other interested parties will be given an insight into the ways to inspire readers in uncertain times.

Moderation:  Michalis Kalamaras, journalist
Speakers:  Katharina Picandet, Co-Publisher and Foreign Rights Director at Edition Nautilus, Pola Kapola, Publisher at Nissos Publishing (https://www.nissos.gr/home) and Dr. Andreas Rötzer, Publisher, Matthes & Seitz Berlin

Register under the following Zoom Link if you wish to join the online session from 11:00 to 12:30

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HjFxTYTbTlutyD5xdcN6NA

Lunch break and networking on the Goethe-Institut terrace on the invitation of Goethe-Institut

12:30-1:00 pm

Best Practice: International Promotion & Foreign Rights Sales

Greek-German Panel Discussion followed by Q&A

1:00 – 2:30 pm

How do literary and non-fiction publishers succeed in selling their translation rights? How to identify potential licensees and the conditions they expect? What do international partners focus on during licensing negotiations? How do I make the most effective use of foreign trade fairs? Where can I find out about funding schemes and programmes?

These are the questions answered during a practice-oriented panel; the speakers will be Dr Dr. Andreas Rötzer (Matthes und Seitz Berlin) and Katharina Picandet (Edition Nautilus), as well as representatives of the Goethe-Institut, the Hellenic Foundation for Culture and Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Moderation: Grigoris Bekos, journalist
Speaker: Katharina Picandet , co-publisher and foreign rights director at Edition Nautilus and Dr. Andreas Rötzer, Publisher, Matthes & Seitz Berlin

Register under the following Zoom Link if you wish to join the online session from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__8E7iIiOQo2lG23tAjoRQQ

2:30 - 3:00 pm Conclusion and Farewell

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