Apply Now for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

Frankfurt Book Fair 2011

Starting now, publishers, editors and rights professionals from all over the world can apply for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2011. The application deadline for this prestigious support programme is 30 April 2011.

The focus of the programme, which has been held every year since 1998 in the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair, is on networking and encouraging exchange among international colleagues. Each year, the 16 participants represent a broad range of professional experience. They are selected in such a way that each fellow can get the most out of his or her participation. The diverse two-week programme not only features visits to publishing houses and agencies all over Germany, but participants will also present their local publishing landscapes in the course of a seminar. This guarantees new and fascinating insights into the publishing industries of a variety of countries. “The days during the programme are very intensive and give participants a chance to become very close. It’s no surprise that the unofficial motto of the Frankfurt Fellows is ‘Once a Fellow, always a Fellow’“, says Niki Théron, who runs the programme for the Book Fair for the second year in a row.

The programme also includes a visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Furthermore, graduates of the programme from the last 14 years will be invited to the traditional Fellowship Cocktail Party on the Thursday of the Fair.

Contact Information and application for the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme:
Niki Théron
Tel. : +49 (0) 69 2102-167

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book and media fair in the world – with around 7,500 exhibitors from over 110 countries. It also organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs. It maintains the most visited website worldwide for the publishing industry at and its directory of decision-makers in the book and media industries features around 31,000 contacts. Frankfurt SPARKS, the Frankfurt Book Fair’s digital initiative, unites the industry’s digital products and projects under one roof, with the aim of bringing together contents and technology. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


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.