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Now in its 70th year, the Frankfurt Book Fair began this year with powerful statements from opening press conference speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as well as deep market insights from experts at The Markets conference.

By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson

The 70th Frankfurt Book Fair is already off to strong start in 2018. At the opening press conference, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivered a rousing talk on the power of literature and the strength of women in today’s society.

Also setting the agenda for the fair was The Markets conference, which delved into innovative revenue models for publishing companies around the world. Keynote speaker Charlie Redmayne emphasized the need for publishers to better understand their customers, a sentiment echoed by several other speakers during the event.

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Frankfurt’s Literary Agents and Scouts Center was buzzing on Tuesday, and a number of agents and publishers are reporting exciting rights deals for their new titles.

And Georgia kicked off its Frankfurt Guest of Honor program with a press tour of its beautifully designed pavilion. Literary, cultural and professional programs will continue throughout the week.

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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.