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How Should the Frankfurt Book Fair Incorporate Self-Published Authors?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

Visitors at the Frankfurt Book Fair

BookExpo America has gone a long way toward embracing self-published writers. On the eve of the Expo the Javits center played host to UPublishU, a day-long conference for self-published writers. And there was no shortage of self-published outliers telling their stories on panels and in other presentations. London too featured several notable indie authors. So, with the grand daddy of all book fairs — the Frankfurt Book Fair — looming next on the global publishing calendar, how should the event work to include self-published and indie authors into the mix? What type of events would you like to see? Foreign rights meet-and-greets with publishers and agents? A pitch slam for global authors? And, if there were enough events on the agenda, would you indie author, come?

Let us know what you think in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.