In the ITEF program’s eighth year, 19 professional fellows will meet with players in the Turkish publishing industry. And BIBF is to open its own dedicated children’s book fair in Beijing.
Now entering its third decade, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Fellows program runs for two weeks including the book fair in October, and brings publishers, rights managers, editors, and agents together from many parts of the world.
Booksellers Without Borders announces twelve booksellers from the United States will be going to book fairs in Germany, Italy, and Mexico this year to grow their international publishing networks.
Book fairs can find themselves in the middle of shifting geopolitics. At the just-closed Salon du Livre in Paris, the French president sidestepped a visit to Russia’s Country of Honor stand.
The second year of Milan’s book fair, Tempo di Libri, saw growing attendance, according to organizers. We talk to literary agent Marleen Seegers, who was at the Milan International Rights Center.
Looking to increase its foreign rights sales, Eksmo-AST’s incoming general director says the company will go to the Frankfurter Buchmesse this year with a big list of children’s and literary titles.
The London Book Fair’s annual Insights Seminar Program is addressing a number of publishing industry topics including children’s books, translation, and Brexit.
In the run-up to this spring’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, a total 30 children’s publishing companies are nominated for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, an awards program turning six years old this year.
‘The development of a vibrant international industry network,’ the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Program, will see fellows from France, Colombia, USA, UK, the Netherlands, Japan, and Italy visit Milan’s Tempo di Libri in March.
‘The Power of Reading’ is the message to Taiwan’s consumer base at this year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition, while Frankfurter Buchmesse’s professional program there examines changes in business, markets, and sales.