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Program Overview for 4th Istanbul Fellowship Program

Publishers Meetings

An appointment system has been set that enables our fellows and Turkish publishers to set up meetings to exchange ideas on copyright agreements. Translation service in different languages has been provided between fellows and Turkish publishers to during the 30 minutes meetings which have been set beforehand with the online appointment system.


Seminars were held in 8 sessions within the 4th Istanbul Fellowship Program. Daily seminar programs are as follows:

26 February 2019 Tuesday
10:00 – 11:00 Professional Business Meetings Rising as a New Trend in the Publishing World
Moderator: Ed Nawotka – Publishers Weekly
Speakers: Muhammed Ağırakça – Istanbul Fellowship Program
Claudia Kaiser – Frankfurt Book Fair

17:00 – 18:00 Crime Novels
Moderator: Gamze Erentürk – TURLA – Turkey
Speakers: Elisabet Brännström – Bonnier Rights – Sweden
Thomas Halupczok – Suhrkamp Verlag – Germany
Nazlı Berivan Ak – April Publishing House – Turkey

17:00 – 18:00 Children Books in the World
Moderator: Tayfur Esen - Nar Publishing House – Turkey
Speakers: Oyunchimeg Bayarsaikhan - Nepko Publishing – Mongolia
Valentina Letunova - Rosman Publishing House – Russian Federation
Melike Günyüz – Erdem Publishing House – Turkey
Stefan Mijajlovic - Evro Book International – Serbia

27 February 2019 Wednesday
09:30 – 10:15 Latin America Publishing Market Insights
Moderator: Mustafa Doğru – Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society – Turkey
Speakers: Germán Gacio Baquiola - Corredor Sur Editores – Ecuador
Mariasol Vera - Editorial Cuarto Propio – Chile
Ricardo Sanchez Riancho - Textofilia Edicione – Mexico

10:15 – 11:00 Publishing Market in the World
Moderator: Emrah Kısakürek – Association of Press and Publishers – Turkey
Speakers: Cate Blake – Penguin Random House – Australia
Hung Nguyen Manh – Thai Ha Books Publishers House – Vietnam
Thomas Atasana – Borobudur Agency – Indonesia

17:00 – 18:00 Turkish as a Translation Language
Moderator: Seda Darcan Çiftçi – Kaknüs Publishing House – Turkey
Speakers: Orhan Açıkgöz – TEDA – Turkey
Chieko Adachi – Japanese Translator – Japan
Apollinaria Avrutina – Russian Translator – Russian Federation

28 February 2019 Thursday
17:00 – 18:00 Seminar: Being an Independent Publisher
Moderator: Beste Bal – TURLA – Turkey
Speakers: Salome Cohen – Laguna Libros – Colombia
Eric Lane – Dedalus – United Kingdom
Yosef Smyth – Kube Publishing – United Kingdom
Rohini Srinivasan – Tara Books – India
Sedat Demir – Dedalus Kitap - Turkey

17:00 – 18:00 Seminar: Regional Publishing Industry
Moderator: Amy Marie Spangler – AnatoliaLit Agency – Turkey
Speakers: Aoife Lennon-Ritchie - The Lennon-Ritchie Agency – South Africa
Harriet Egleton – Daniela Schlingmann Literary Scouting Ltd. – United Kingdom
Micheál Ó Conghaile - Cló Iar-Chonnacht – Ireland

Dinners and Special Tours for Participants

During the three-day program, dinners were organized in special themes. On the first day, a special Hagia Sophia Tour was organized for the participants of the program after the Gala Reception held at the Istanbul Sultanahmet Foundation. A cocktail was organized in Kalyon Hotel on 27 February to enable direct communication between the Turkish authors and international participants. On the last day of the program, a 1-hour tour of the Miniaturk was organized after the farewell dinner in Miniatürk.