Tech and culture journalist Molly Flatt will join The Bookseller as associate editor of FutureBook. She succeeds Porter Anderson, who has moved to Publishing Perspectives as editor in chief.
FutureBook, The Bookseller’s digital blog and conference, was created in 2010 to explore how digital was transforming the book business.
Flatt ran the successful BookTech strand at the most recent FutureBook Conference, where eight start-ups pitched to a panel of publishing and tech insiders, with freelance marketplace Reedsy’s emerging as the overall winner.
Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller, said: “I’m delighted to have recruited Molly to take on the good work undertaken by Porter over the past two years. She brings with her an acute understanding of how culture and tech mesh, and how future innovations will impact publishing. Under Flatt, FutureBook’s intention will remain the same: to showcase the most exciting people, ideas, businesses and trends shaping the future of the publishing industry, both online and offline.”
At Publishing Perspectives, Anderson succeeds Edward Nawotka, who helped launch the website and served as editor-in-chief since the German Book Office New York (one of four international Frankfurt Book Fair offices) founded the publication in 2009.