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PORTER ANDERSON
Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives

Porter Anderson BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing. Formerly with CNN, the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and other media, he is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, founded by Frankfurt Book Fair New York, the magazine for the international publishing industry. With Jane Friedman, he produces The Hot Sheet publishing-industry newsletter, providing expert analysis and interpretation in a private subscription bulletin format, expressly for traditionally publishing and self-publishing authors. With Friedman, he programmed the new DBW Indie Author conference in New York in January 2017, as a Hot Sheet project. Anderson also writes the #MusicForWriters series on contemporary composers for Thought Catalog. Anderson also has guided The FutureBook’s coverage of digital publishing for The Bookseller in the UK and led the development of its inaugural Author Day conference in London. This year under the aegis of his Porter Anderson Media consultancy, Anderson will be speaking, covering and/or programming events at major publishing events including London Book Fair, Publishers Forum in Berlin, BookExpo in New York, the Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, The Muse and the Marketplace in Boston, Frankfurt Book Fair, Books in Browsers,The FutureBook, Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates, Nielsen Children’s Book Summit, StoryDrive Asia in Singapore, and many more. As a producer, Anderson has held a diplomatic posting to Rome with the United Nations (P5, Level 7), 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. More information is at PorterAnderson.com.




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MARCO GIACOMELLO

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ANDREA MASTROMATTEI
Ilmiolibro, content strategies e community manager

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BONNIE O'NEILL
USA Writer, Director, Producer

Bonnie O’Neill is a Writer, Director, Producer and adoring mother who has taught film production, history and screenwriting in San Francisco for fifteen years and lectured internationally on the Transmedia movement. The Hero’s Journey is the foundation of many of her lectures and she applies the steps to her own projects, both fiction and non-fiction.Ms. O’Neill’s feature experience ranges from Consulting on The English Patient to Consulting Producer on Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? to Writer/Producer/Director of Housewife in the Heart of Darkness which was shot in the Congo where she documented the abuse which occurred during Mobutu’s reign. She works as a Story Editor and Consultant on short films which has inspired her to start the Hudson NY Shorts Film Festival. In her first novel, #Tweeting the TL, Ms. O’Neill used the steps of the Hero’s Journey to help harness her passion for storytelling and satire to expose the dark side of her city’s Tenderloin district. Her projects reflect a personal premise: To survive is to merely exist. To thrive is to know bliss. Coffee, chocolate and cats are her only addictions. She and her bi-coastal kitty split time between San Francisco and New York. Ms. O’Neill has a B.A. in Information and Communication Studies from CSU, Chico and a M.A. in Film from San Francisco State University.




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ATHINA PAPA
Translator, interpreter

Athina Papa has been a professional wordsmith all her life. She was born and grew up in the US and was educated in Europe. She has been an interpreter for international organizations and a translator for over 20 years. She has taught interpretation, translation and effective communication at several Italian Universities and institutions. In 2012 she founded Language+Literary Translations , for the translation of novels and has overseen the translation of books by Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy, Claudia Alexander, Nancy Warren, Dr. Debra Holland, C.J. Lyons, Julie Kenner, Lisa Marie Rice, Donna Grant, Hess Michaels, Julianne Maclean, Shelley Adina and more. She is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters and of the American Translators Association, a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and associate member of Romance Writers of America.




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GIOVANNI PRATTICHIZZO
Communication Manager, FUIS

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SHARI STAUCH Copy
Book Coach

Creator of Where Writers Win, Shari Stauch has been involved in publishing, marketing, and PR for thirty years. She works with authors and publishers, helping them market themselves and their work to find more readers and sell more books. Where Writers Win’s innovative Winner Circle offers access to vetted book reviewers, live and virtual book clubs, festivals and competitions, and other curated resources developed specifically for authors, publishers and book publicists.