© Peter Hirth / Frankfurter Buchmesse

Survival Tips for the Frankfurt Book Fair

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

Visitors at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair starts in a little more than ten days, so are you prepared? Of course not. You really can’t totally prepare for Frankfurt, you just have to give in to the experience. Well, over the years we’ve shared some of our own hard won knowledge about how to best navigate the fair and deal with the crowds.

You can find a selection of our past “Frankfurt Tips” and tools, here.

My piece of advice: go ahead and “be American” and bring that refillable commuter mug. Do you really want to be drinking hot liquid out of those flimsy, always-on-the-verge of melting plastic cups? Not me…

But perphaps the most important thing to remember is to leave those high heels at home. Especially if you plan to spend any time in Hall 8.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A widely published critic and essayist, he serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries.