Going to Göteborg? Tell us About It.

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

We at Publishing Perspectives are busy preparing our show daily issues for the Frankfurt Book Fair and won’t be able to join the crowds at the Göteborg Book Fair this year. If you’ll be there, we’d love to hear from you — what you see, feel, experience at the Fair — and will post summaries here. Let us know what …

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 …

Do You Feel Part of a Coherent Global Publishing Community?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature article describes a recent conference organized in Seoul by the Korean Publishers Association to discuss publishing issues in the region withe representatives from some 15 countries. The effort was instigated in order to help Asian publishers form a more coherent publishing community. In the piece Malaysian literary agent Linda Tan asks, “Are we seeing an …

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 …

Frankfurt Restaurant Review: Mai Viên

In Frankfurt Tips by Thomas Minkus

By Thomas Minkus Being on the road, traveling to other parts of the country or even other countries means choosing a place to eat for every breakfast, lunch and dinner. This can be challenging especially if you don’t know your way around your destination or you don’t speak the language. After a long day at a book fair, it is …

Approaching Deadline: Submit to the Frankfurt Calendar of Events

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg With only 37 days left until the Frankfurt Book Fair, many deadlines are rapidly approaching. The next upcoming deadline is for submissions to the Calendar of Events. Although the official list says the deadline is today, entries can be submitted for the print edition through Friday, September 5. Entries for the online edition may be submitted through …

It’s Always Party Time at the Frankfurter Hof

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson This tip is for the newbies because if you’ve been to the Fair at least once, you know all about the Frankfurter Hof. It’s THE place to grab a drink before dinner, before a party, after dinner, and after all the other parties are over. Officially called the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, this grand, old hotel is located …