The FGSR team made a presentation during the PubMagNet meeting about the challenges of the European cultural industry, the FGSR’s research programs, its experimental prototypes and the strategy that is implementing at Casa del Lector (its centre in Madrid). Some of the attendees shared their opinions on the ideas and projects that were presented.
Andrew Albanese (Publishers Weekly) acknowledged that he had enjoyed immensely and regarding Casa del Lector said “This place; let me tell you that if I had this place when I was growing up I would been here all the time”
Fabrice Piault (Livres Hebdo) says that “I was surprised when I’ve seen the diversity of activities you are doing. I mean you welcome many types of things, it’s a very open place”.
Lena Scherer (Buchreport) considers that the kind of research that FGSR develops plays a similar role than the trade media “because we try to find information and offer to the publshers and booksellers need to do their job well”.
Carlo Carrenho and Antonio Martín (PublishNews, Spain), Andrew Albanese (Publishers Weekly, USA), Rüdiger Wischenbart (Wischenbart Consulting, Austria), Fabrice Piault (Livres Hebdo, France) and Thomas Wilking, Buchreport and Lena Scherer (Buchreport, Germany) joined with several experts from Spain and LatinAmerican countries at the centre or Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez in Madrid.