From mystery, history and political hot buttons to romance, memoir, and a children’s book, this rights roundup–on the run-up to Frankfurt–finds us looking at work from seven nations and selling into more than three times that many territories and/or languages.
In its 20th year, the Frankfurt Fellows Program welcomes 16 young publishing professionals from many parts of the world. Their program includes on-site publisher meetings in three cities of Germany prior to the start of the fair.
A European Parliament vote this week is expected to trigger more discussion on the EU copyright directive, which has both harsh critics and supporters.
Taking in several historical perspectives, the newly announced shortlist for the coveted German Book Prize offers what the jury calls ‘the sensuousness of another time, which always evokes ours.’
‘Underlying operating revenue and profit numbers for Penguin Random House in US dollars have been stable year-over-year,’ Markus Dohle tells PRH staff, following the half-year report from Bertelsmann.
The winner of the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize and acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s opening press conference on the morning of October 9, the eve of the book fair’s official opening.
Germany’s De Gruyter Book Archive already is thought to house some 50,000 titles, though it was launched only last year.l The Berlin State Library’s Prussian collection becomes a new anchor in the publisher’s own historical reach back to 1749.
THE ARTS+ at Frankfurter Buchmesse looks at the ‘cultural heritage of tomorrow,’ introducing a new creative AI forum, and stating three ‘micro-conferences.’
‘Up-to-the-minute political and scientific discourses’ are at the heart of the September 5 to 15 International Literature Festival Berlin this year, which is programmed around six guiding pillars of interest.
This is the second year of operation for Germany’s Buchtrailer Awards and the third year for the UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for small presses. Both niche programs have opened for submissions.