IPR License Raffle: A Free Publishers Rights Corner Table at Frankfurt Book Fair

In News by Porter Anderson

As pre-fair meetings for agencies and publishers’ rights teams move to the grounds of Frankfurt Book Fair on October 18, a free table in the new Publishers Rights Corner is on offer. Register by June 17.
At Frankfurt Book Fair's Literary Agents and Scouts Centre 2015. Image: FBM Alexander Heimann

At Frankfurt Book Fair’s Literary Agents and Scouts Centre 2015. Image: FBM Alexander Heimann

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

100+ Agencies To Hold Tuesday Meetings at the Fairgrounds
As we wrote in April, a very robust sellout of Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2016 Literary Agents and Scouts Centre (LitAg)—and the search for saner meetings on the eve of the trade show in October—has prompted the creation of Publishers Rights Corner.

Set in Hall 6.3, the new Publishers Rights Corner is adjacent to the sold-out LitAg and is a response to agents’ requests for Tuesday meetings (October 18) at the fairgrounds rather than in the Frankfurter Hof and other hotels. Open only that day, the Publishers Rights Corner will match its hours to those of the LitAg, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

At this point, Frankfurt reports, more than 100 agencies are holding their Tuesday meetings at the fairgrounds.

IPR License

IPR License, the rights and licensing marketplace, is offering a free table in the Publishers Rights Corner, in a raffle this month. The drawing is on Friday, June 17, with the announcement of the winner following quickly, on Monday, June 20. All Publishers Rights Corner table registrations made by June 17 automatically will be included in the drawing.

To register, send an email to: Tuesday@book-fair.com 

The Publishers Rights Corner will give publishers’ rights departments a parallel setting of their own. Each table has four chairs, unlimited entry tickets for that day, basic wi-fi, free morning coffee, water, snacks, a coat check, a drinks reception, and access to the LitAg’s cafeteria and computer.

IPR License Marketing Head Jane Tappuni, in a prepared statement, says: “At IPR License we are delighted to be involved in this new initiative at Frankfurt this year. Having the Publishers Rights Corner open on the Tuesday is a great idea, as more and more people are saying they want to find a quiet space to do business before the Fair starts in earnest on the Wednesday.  

“A table right outside the LitAg, and with access to all the facilities there,” Tappuni says, “seems like the perfect solution.”


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Porter Anderson has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.