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Holger Ehling
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January 2023, Episode 25

"On Writing, Reading, and Publishing: The Journey of a Globetrotter – with Holger Ehling”

In the first episode of the New Year, we are joined by journalist and non-fiction author Holger Ehling. He shares with us how reading and writing have ignited and are continuing to ignite his passion for exploring the vast unknown world and how his journey has been shaping his perspectives on cultural understanding, writing, and publishing.

Born in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, Holger's work as a reporter has taken him around the world, including Africa, New Zealand, and South America. He also lived in London for several years. For many years, with his passion for travel, reading, and writing, Holger has been recording what he saw, heard, and felt along the way, and these experiences have been published in several books. In addition to this, Holger is an active organizer of specialist conferences and cultural events, and he is a frequent presenter and speaker at events such as the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Recounting his work with the Frankfurt Book Fair and as an organizer of the many specialist events he developed over the decades, Holger looks back on how the Book Fair has been evolving, and how these events have been reshaping his perspectives on cultural understanding, writing, and publishing.


He also explains how the idea of “Pocket” (a book series he edits) came into being and presents us with a brief but vivid intro to the fascinating cultures he got to know in England, Portugal, and Spain.

In addition to these stories, you will hear:

  • how the Frankfurt Book Fair was organized 30 years ago, and how the whole team of 35 people back then joggled with 10000 real exhibitors;

  • what the occasion was that took the 9-year old Holger onto the journey of writing; which languages do people in Spain speak if they don’t speak Spanish?

  • Holger share one of his favorite phrases – Puck’s closing speech from Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream".

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A special edition of our podcast (in German):
The multiple benefits of exports and style sheets

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Guest: Julia Reckel, Project Manager at Hanser

Some background information: the practical value & use of well-kept and maintained data in Klopotek

Carl Hanser Verlag, "one of the few medium-sized publishing companies in the German-speaking area still owned by the founding family" (source: www.wikipedia.org), is one of our first customers: This publisher has been using Klopotek for more than 25 years. An optimization project was completed in 2020 which included upgrading to version 11 of the Klopotek Classic Line solution, so all processes can now be handled using the Klopotek software. In so doing, the project team also took the opportunity to address optimization issues such as "What can we get out of Klopotek, exactly?" and "Do we use the system the best possible way and how can our users generate added value?"

Since then, the practical value and relevance of well-maintained data has become and is still becoming apparent at a growing number of departments, especially when creating individual flyers, internal documents, and lists at the touch of a button.

Another element that is being addressed is title metadata in XML: using InDesign, it can be transformed to become a publisher's preview or HTML pages...

The multiple benefits of exports and style sheets
 

Carl Hanser Verlag

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