As part of the International Visitors (IV) Programme, industry guests from around the world come together to share international perspectives on the publishing industry.This year will feature a keynote address by Jeremy Trevathan, the Publisher responsible for the shape, direction and profitability of the adult publishing lists at Pan Macmillan in the UK. Erin Balser hosts.
The (IV) Programme was established to offer a cultural exchange between Canada’s finest talent and some of the most influential publishing figures from around the world, providing Canadian authors, publishers and agents a competitive advantage in securing international rights and distribution deals. The Programme offers the Canadian publishing industry the opportunity to host a small group of key international publishing professionals over a six-day period against the prestigious backdrop of the IFOA, exposing them to the Canadian book world at its celebratory best, when our nation’s top talent gathers in one city.
Erin Balser is a writer and producer with CBC Books and Canada Reads. She is a regular columnist for several CBC shows and her work has aired on CBC Radio One’s As It Happens, Q, The Next Chapter and Here and Now. Balser is also the author of two books about television.
Jeremy Trevathan, Publisher, is responsible for the shape, direction and profitability of the adult publishing lists at Pan Macmillan in the UK. This includes Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Mantle, Sidgwick & Jackson, Boxtree, Bello and the recently launched Bluebird. His authors have included bestsellers including Ken Follett, Jeffrey Archer, Max Hastings, James Herbert, Wilbur Smith, Peter Hamilton, China Mieville and Roy Jenkins to name a few. He began his career working in the Production Departments of Oxford University Press and Penguin Books, before transferring to the Subsidiary Rights Department at Penguin. Stints at Time-Life Books and Reader’s Digest Books in editorial roles preceded his arrival at Pan Macmillan in the mid-1990s as Subsidiary Rights Director. In 2000 he became Publisher of Macmillan.