Ed Nawotka
International and bookselling editor, Publishers Weekly

Ed Nawotka (panel discussion 3) is the international and bookselling editor of the trade magazine Publishers Weekly. He is also U.S. coordinator of Publishers Weekly en Español, which he helped launch in 2020 and is based in Seville, Spain. A widely published essayist and critic, his work has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, and other publications. He was the cofounder of international trade web site Publishing Perspectives, a culture columnist for Bloomberg News, and has more than two decades’ experience reporting on global business and media.

Ed has also worked as a consultant for multinational firms in industries ranging from energy and oil and gas to public relations and videogames; recent clients include France’s Ubisoft and Korea’s Big Hit Entertainment. Ed is currently advising start-up companies, including a location-based book recommendation app and an AR/VR audio game platform. He has lectured at conferences and industry events across the world, from Beijing to Bueno Aires, and is on the faculty of the Publishing Course at the Yale School of Management. He lives in Houston, Texas.