5th Publishing School by Frankfurter Buchmesse and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art


From 25 May 2021 to 27 May 2021


Frankfurter Buchmesse, represented by the German Book Information Center in Moscow, and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art invite publishing professionals and anyone interested in the agenda, innovative nature, and experience of the international book industry to the 5th Publishing School.


Free admisson.

The presentations will be broadcast on the Garage YouTube channel with consecutive interpretation from German.


“We are not afraid of the task because It Is difficult, but it is difficult because we are afraid of it.” On the Ecology of Publishing

Peter Kraus vom Cleff, who has worked at Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group for over 20 years, will speak about the principles of sustainable development, drawing on his experience at large publishing houses.

“Since spring 2020, Holtzbrinck books have embodied our contribution to the protection of the environment. Our publishing group has pledged to make its production climate neutral and be transparent in all its communications. We encourage our clients, and anyone interested, to consider environmental protection as part of our publishing process,” says vom Cleff.

About the speaker

In 2008, after a number of years working at Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Peter Kraus vom Cleff became commercial director of company subsidiary Rowohlt Verlag. In 2020 he was appointed President of the Federation of European Publishers. On January 1, 2022, he will become the CEO of the Börsenverein, the German book trade association.


Green Production: How German Publishers are Making their Businesses More Ecological

Climate change, environmental protection, and resource efficiency are increasingly important in book publishing. Today many German publishers adhere to the principles of sustainable development and continue to look for alternatives, including for economic reasons. Karin Herber-Schlapp will speak about established and emerging ecological technology in German publishing.

About the speaker

Karin Herber-Schlapp is an independent editor and lecturer.