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Porter Anderson Media
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journalist, critic, speaker :
Porter Anderson
Porter Anderson Media
Porter Anderson. Image: Christine Reynolds

Porter Anderson, BA, MA, MFA, is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, the Frankfurt Book Fair-owned magazine for the international publishing industry.

He is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing, and has previously worked with CNN, the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and other media,

Anderson also has guided The FutureBook’s coverage of digital publishing for The Bookseller and led the development of its inaugural Author Day conference in London.

With Jane Friedman, he produces The Hot Sheet publishing-industry newsletter for authors, and also writes the #MusicForWriters series on contemporary composers for Thought Catalog.

In 2016 under the aegis of his Porter Anderson Media consultancy, Anderson will be speaking, covering and/or programming events at publishing conferences and trade shows, from the spring’s Digital Book World, London Book Fair and? Publishers Forum in Berlin to the autumn's Frankfurt Book Fair, Novelists Inc. and The FutureBook 2016, among others.

As a producer, Anderson has held a diplomatic posting to Rome with the United Nations (P5, Level 7, laissez-passer), assigned to the international headquarters of the World Food Programme. He also has served as executive producer for Denmark's INDEX: Design To Improve Life, under the patronage of HRH Frederik, in Copenhagen. He is a Fellow with the National Critics Institute and a native of Charleston, South Carolina. His dream sponsor is Campari.

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years experience: 30+
Lifestyle, Contemporary Classical Music, Arts Criticism, Publishing issues, Social Media, Author Platform, Men's Studies
Publishing Perspectives (Frankfurt Book Fair / German Book Office New York); The Hot Sheet The Bookseller (London) and The FutureBook; Library SELF-e; Novelists Inc; BookExpo America; London Book Fair; Frankfurt Book Fair; Publishers Forum (Berlin); The Next Chapter (Stockholm); Singapore Publishing Symposium; Writers Digest; Digital Book World; HowBrand HOWLive; Reed Exhibitions; Emerald Expositions; Matera Women's Fiction Festival Writers' Conference; London Author Fair; Authoright; INDEX: Design to Improve Life (Copenhagen); United Nations World Food Programme (diplomatic post, Rome); CNN News Group; Village Voice; Dallas Times Herald; Tampa Tribune; Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Southwest Spirit Magazine; Continental Profiles Magazine; United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine; American Way Magazine; Delta Sky Magazine; Pace Communications; New York Times Syndication service; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Siegerman Associates, Sarasota; Asolo State Theater Association.