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Jul 14

Wednesday Wisdom: Live Interview with Videl Bar-Kar (Bookwire) and Lindsey Mooney (Hera Books)

14 July, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST

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Tune into a live, inspiring Wednesday Wisdom Q&A session on Wednesday 14th July from 1–1:30pm BST with Videl Bar-Kar, Global Head of Audio at Bookwire, and Lindsey Mooney, Managing Director of Hera Books.


Join us at this free session to learn more about how Hera have worked together with Bookwire to develop their audiobook strategy and grow their sales as a small press, which audio trends to look out for in the next few years, and how you can get ahead to ensure that your audio products are visible across all platforms – especially as new developments in the audio space have emerged for platforms such as Spotify and Deezer.


You will also have the chance to ask your own questions to both Videl as we will be opening up the Q&A to the audience in the last 10 minutes – so be sure to come prepared!


*This session will have live closed captioning available for viewers to toggle on or off as needed*



About Wednesday Wisdom

The Wednesday Wisdom series is designed to give you a brief, inspiring insight into the working lives and projects of publishing experts, and the help you learn more about the services that can take you to the next level. On selected Wednesdays throughout the year, take a break and join us on Zoom for live these Q&As to top up your motivation and learn something new.

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About Videl

Videl Bar-Kar has over 20 years media industry experience in both corporate and start up environments. He has worked in publishing for over a decade, first as Director of the Ways With Words literary festival, then as the first Audio Publisher for Penguin Random House, where he led an award winning team across editorial, production and marketing to create the UK’s leading audiobook publisher.

He is a member of the Cheltenham Literature Festival advisory board and Co-Founder of Minotaur Productions, whose Johnny Cash documentary ‘Folsom Untold’ reached No.1 in the New York Times non-fiction audiobook chart.

As Global Head of Audio for Bookwire, Videl leads the international expansion of the company’s rapidly growing audio business, from production through distribution of audiobooks and the development of flexible, end-to-end solutions for publishers across all markets.

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About Lindsey

Lindsey Mooney is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Hera, a female-led publisher of commercial fiction. Before that she worked at Kobo, launching their ebook service in the UK. She has worked retailers, including The Book Depository and Anobii, which later became Sainsbury’s ebooks before handing over their business over to Kobo. She also worked on digital strategy for both Hachette and Random House before moving into retail.

Follow Hera Books on Twitter @HeraBooks



About Bookwire

Bookwire is a leading international digital publishing company that helps publishers produce, distribute, market and analyse their digital titles. The company currently employs 80 members of staff in Germany, Brazil, the UK, Spain and Mexico who manage over 1,900 publishers across eBooks, audiobooks and Print-on-Demand.

The pioneering Operating System for Digital Publishing “Bookwire OS – One Solution” has delivered, analysed and marketed around 500,000 eBooks and 80,000 audiobooks in all relevant distribution channels. In addition to the latest customer analytics and pricing technology, publishing clients of Bookwire also have access to individual support from account & marketing managers who help drive revenues and growth.


14 July, 2021
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST
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