Porter Anderson ( @Porter_Anderson ) BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing. Formerly with CNN, the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and other media, he is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, founded by Frankfurt Book Fair New York, the magazine for the international publishing industry.
With Jane Friedman, he produces The Hot Sheet publishing-industry newsletter, providing expert analysis and interpretation in a private subscription bulletin format, expressly for traditionally publishing and self-publishing authors. With Friedman, he programmed the new DBW Indie Author conference in New York in January 2017, as a Hot Sheet project. Anderson also writes the #MusicForWriters series on contemporary composers for Thought Catalog.
Anderson also has guided The FutureBook’s coverage of digital publishing for The Bookseller in the UK and led the development of its inaugural Author Day conference 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 events including London Book Fair, Publishers Forum in Berlin, BookExpo in New York, the Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, The Muse and the Marketplace in Boston, Frankfurt Book Fair, Books in Browsers,The FutureBook, Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates, Nielsen Children’s Book Summit, StoryDrive Asia in Singapore, and many more.
As a producer, Anderson has held a diplomatic posting to Rome with the United Nations (P5, Level 7), 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.
More information is at PorterAnderson.com.