Using Public Transportation in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

-+*By Hannah Johnson Navigating Frankfurt’s subways, trains, trams and buses can be an extra learning process that many fairgoers don’t have time to deal with. But we’ve done that for you. Here is our quick guide to getting around Frankfurt with public transportation. All exhibitor and trade visitor badges are valid on U-Bahn and S-Bahn trains, trams and buses during …

Focus on the Digital at the Sparks Stage in Hall 8.0

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

-+*As part of its Sparks initiative, the Frankfurt Book Fair is hosting three days of events focusing on all things digital at the brand new Sparks Stage (8.0 P 923). Come listen to discussions and interviews with leaders in the digital publishing field, and learn about the future of the industry. Sparks Stage Schedule of Events: Wednesday, October 6 10:30-11:00am …

Get 20% Off Registration to TOC Frankfurt

In Frankfurt Tips by Edward Nawotka

-+*Throughout this week Publishing Perspectives will be running several interviews previewing the speakers and events at next week’s Tools of Change in Frankfurt, which runs Tuesday, October 5 from 8:30 am to 6 pm At the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel. Headlining this year’s Tools of Change Frankfurt program are Buzzmachine.com blogger and author of What Would Google Do? Jeff Jarvis and media theorist Douglas …

The Best Book(let) at the Frankfurt Book Fair

In Frankfurt Tips by Ingrid Süßmann

-+*By Ingrid Süßmann For most of the year, the Bible probably is the most read book worldwide. But during the Frankfurt Book Fair, there’s another book that aims to shed some light on trying times. During the fair, your bible is going to be the all-knowing Messe ABC. Download it here from Publishing Perspectives. No matter if you’re a naive …

Get Cultured in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt Tips by Ingrid Süßmann

-+*By Ingrid Süßmann Frankfurt is not only Germany’s business capital and home to the Book Fair, it’s also a city full of culture. When you feel like you need a little break from all the hustle and bustle inside the fairgrounds, you’ll find that the city has a lot to offer. Next to Berlin, Frankfurt has the second-highest concentration of …

Frankfurt Tip: Make a Custom Events List

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

-+*By Helen Gregg As of this posting, there were over 3,000 entries in the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair Calendar of Events. To help you find and save the events you are interested in attending, the Fair has introduced a new tool to create a custom PDF list of events that interest you. To create your list: Start with the advanced …

Frankfurt Tip: Start Partying in the Halls!

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

-+*By Tim Coronel, publisher of Bookseller+Publisher magazine in Australia Everyone knows that after a day of hard work and meetings, every night at Frankfurt is about partying. Very often the best conversations and most important connections are made not at a formal meeting but with a chance encounter or introduction over a drink. But while the bar at the Hof …

Meet International First-time Exhibitors in Hall 5.0

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

-+*By Helen Gregg At Frankfurt this year, take advantage of the chance to meet first-time exhibitors from developing countries. Every year, the Frankfurt Book Fair and the German Federal Foreign Office sponsor about two dozen publishers that have never been to Frankfurt so they do business with the international publishing community at the Fair. Called the Invitation Program for Exhibitors, participating …

Business Centers at the Frankfurt Book Fair

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

-+*By Hannah Johnson Sometimes it is inconvenient to be away from your office without access to copiers, printers, fax machines and even your computer. Fortunately, you can do all of this in the Business Centers at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The biggest Business Center is located on Level 3 of the Torhaus between Hall 8 and Hall 6, near the …

What is Where: Hotels Near the Frankfurt Fairgrounds

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

-+*By Hannah Johnson Our intrepid colleagues at the German Book Office have created a wonderful Google map of the major hotels near the Frankfurt fairgrounds, which you can explore below. They have also included a map of the fairgrounds itself. Find out which subway stop is closest to your hotel, how far you have to walk to get to the …