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 the beginning of the Fair.

Last year, the Calendar of Events listed over 3,000 author events, conferences, presentations and parties. The printed events calendar will be distributed on October 1, and the online database is already up and running. Listing your event in the calendar is completely free.

You can register your event in one of two ways. The registration form is available as a downloadable PDF; this form can be emailed or faxed to Frankfurt once completed. (This form can also be posted to Frankfurt, but keep the deadline in mind.)

To register your event online, you’ll need to log in to My Book Fair. Only exhibitors can submit events. Once logged in, go to ‘Company Data’ (next to ‘Home’ in the top left) and then to ‘Register Events’ in the lefthand column. Complete the form with all the information you’d like to publicize about your event.

The Frankfurt Book Fair staff will review all submitted event information before the listing is published. If you have questions, please contact Pia zum Bansen (fluent English speaker) at

Want even more publicity for your event? In each of our print issues during the Fair, Publishing Perspectives will feature a round-up of the events not to be missed. For consideration of your event, write to Hannah at

Helen Gregg works in the New York office of the Frankfurt Book Fair. This year’s Fair will be her first.

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Helen Gregg