What’s the Buzz: Hashtags for Frankfurt; No Bertelsmann Party, No Problem

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By Hannah Johnson

What's the Buzz

It’s official! Twitter hashtags for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2009 and the Frankfurt Tweetup have been decided. (What is a hashtag? What is a Tweetup?) Proposed by publisher @WoodheadTweets and @TheBookseller, and confirmed by @tminkus, you may now begin using #fbf09 and #fbftweetup to document and follow Frankfurt-related tweets.

Are you a Lufthansa frequent flier? Me neither, but those lucky few who recently received their issue of Exclusive, Lufthansa’s magazine for elite members. They will find that it’s all about the Frankfurt Book Fair. If you are searching for some book-inspired furniture or the hottest book critic in China, make friends with a Lufthansa frequent flier, then steal their magazine (or check with Lufthansa’s website in a few weeks to sample it online).

And while we’re on the subject of Frankfurt, I’m sure you all read the sad news that Random House canceled its Thursday night party at Frankfurt this year…In lieu of that party, I suggest you consider heading over to the Yachtklub. This old houseboat-turned-bar with its ever-so cool scene is located in the Main River on Sachsenhausen side. Of course, that’s only if you can’t get into the exclusive Gourmand party or the party being thrown by the Chinese delegation, both happening on Thursday the 15th.  (Shhhh, if someone asks, we aren’t the ones who told you.)

About the Author

Hannah Johnson

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Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.