The Bookseller's #PorterMeets: Penguin Random House's Dan Franklin

Dan Franklin
Dan Franklin

You could hardly find somebody standing nearer to the center of the intersection of “discoverability” and “know thy consumer” than Dan Franklin.

As Digital Publisher to the Penguin Random House empire, he has responsibilities with the Vintage, Penguin General, Cornerstone and Penguin Press divisions. He could be forgiven for needing something of a map to get around PRH’s new My Independent Bookshop.

Have you seen it yet? @MyIndieBookshop, as it’s known on Twitter, is a colorful, robust promenade of book discoverability in which participants create their own bookshops of favorite reads. They also send percentages of sales to actual stores they choose to support.


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Bella Andre is one of the runaway Indie Bestsellers, a headliner in BookExpo America's all-new AUTHOR HUB, May 29-31.
Bella Andre is one of the runaway Indie Bestsellers, a headliner in BookExpo America’s all-new AUTHOR HUB, May 29-31.

Find Your Footing on the Trade Show Floor: Join BEA’s uPublishU AUTHOR HUB

We’d love you to grab a space alongside our charter headliners in BookExpo America’s all-new uPublishU Author Hub for entrepreneurial authors: Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy, Hugh Howey, CJ Lyons and H.M. Ward.

Network with these writers and other publishing players on the trade show floor.

Basic membership ($599) includes your BEA badge, uPublishU Conference access, the New Title Showcase, BEA Show Planner, and Mobile App listings. Premium membership ($1,200) gives you a dedicated meeting table and chairs in the Hub and a BEA Autograph Signing session.

For info and registration, contact Fred Evanko: 203-840-5965 or


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