Porter Anderson

United States

Porter Anderson ( @Porter_Anderson) BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing and its digital disruption. Formerly with CNN and the Village Voice, he is today Editor-in-Chief of the German Book Office's Publishing Perspectives, affiliated with the Frankfurt Book Fair, and previously he served as Associate Editor of The FutureBook for London’s The Bookseller.

His Music for Writers column about publishing is read at He's the former Associate Editor of The Bookseller's The FutureBook 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 conferences and trade shows from the spring’s Digital Book World, London Book Fair, Publishers Forum in Berlin and BookExpo America in Chicago to the autumn's Frankfurt Book Fair, Novelists Inc., Books in Browsers and The FutureBook 2016, along with other events.

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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