Free Wi-Fi For Exhibitors Debuts at Frankfurt Book Fair in 2010

In Frankfurt Tips by Thomas Minkus

By Thomas Minkus, VP, Frankfurt Book Fair Good news! This year, for the first time ever, free Wi-Fi will be available in all hall levels of the Frankfurt Book Fair — for exhibitors only. Check your email, post your Frankfurt adventures to Twitter, and stay connected while you are running from meeting to meeting. We are excited about this new …

São Paulo Book Biennial Begins This Week

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The International Book Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil begins this Thursday. The Biennial is organized by the Brazilian Book Chamber in partnership with Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado. The organizers of this ten-day book fair (August 12-21) predict over 700,000 visitors. With only one exclusively professional day on August 12, most of these visitors are from the general …

Hong Kong Book Fair Introduces Digital Publishing Section

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg For the first time, the Hong Kong Book Fair has devoted an area of the packed show floor to digital publishing and technology exhibitors, reported the New York Times. The new digital book and e-publishing zone at the week-long fair features over twenty technology companies showcasing their products to the almost 900,000 attendees expected by tomorrow’s closing …

Thinking Frankfurt? Think Argentina!

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Mark Garcia-Prats The Frankfurt Book Fair is only a few months away!  Argentina will be featured as the Guest of Honour of this year’s fair (6 to 10 October 2010), appearing under the motto “Culture in Motion.” Playwright and author Griselda Gambara, will speak at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s opening ceremony and more than 45 Argentine authors will attend the fair, …

Brazil as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt 2013

In German Buch News by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The Frankfurt Book Fair announced today that Brazil will be the fair’s Guest of Honor in 2013. The Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest publishing trade show in the world, selects a Guest of Honor for each year’s fair to bring worldwide attention to publishing in that country. About the selection, Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book …

June Frankfurt Book Fair Newsletter: Argentina, China, Iran

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Mark Garcia-Prats The June issue of the Frankfurt Book Fair newsletter was sent out today and includes a variety of articles that will interest our cosmopolitan readers, including: Guest of Honor Argentina: literary memories of the military dictatorship The “Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo” were clearly the focus of attention at the international symposium “The Culture of Memory” …

Will BEA Be Busier Because of London?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead editorial discusses the importance of book fairs — and getting face-to-face interactions with people — even in the digital age. Since so many Americans missed meeting with their European contacts at the London Book Fair this year, do you anticipate BEA will be better attended as a consequence? Are you getting more calls about meetings …

Face Time

In Editorial & Opinion by Thomas Minkus

Editorial by Thomas Minkus, VP, Frankfurt Book Fair NEW YORK: We in the publishing community tend to take book fairs for granted: dreading the preparation and extra work, facing questions about how much time and resources are necessary to attend, arranging for time away from the home and office. Only unforeseen events that disrupt our attendance, like 9/11 or the …

Amazonian: Brazilian Booksellers, Publishers Begin Big Digital Push

In Digital by Guest Contributor

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues and Ricardo Costa of PublishNews.com.br SAO PAOLO: For the past several years Brazilian booksellers and publishers have watched and waited, content to let their colleagues abroad debate the positives and negatives of digital publishing. But two events in 2009 changed things. First was the Jornada de Nacional de Literatura de Passo Fundo (National Literature Journey of …