Frankfurt Events: Riky Stock’s Agent Webinar Picks

In News by Hannah Johnson

In the absence of in-person book fair meetings this year, literary agents are hosting webinars to pitch titles. Here are Riky Stock’s webinar picks at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair.

In the 2019 Frankfurter Buchmesse Literary Agents and Scouts Center. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus

By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson

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Digital Pitch Sessions
With the Frankfurter Buchmesse taking place online this year, literary agents are adjusting their schedules and trying out online formats, in addition to individual meetings, to pitch books to editors.

Riky Stock, who oversees the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Literary Agents and Scouts Center, said, “I am thrilled to see how creative our agents have become. Many agents have decided to offer digital pitch sessions in addition to their meetings, which they have sent to their subagents and their clients.”

Below are Stock’s agent webinar picks that you can still watch at this year’s book fair.

Johnson & Alcock Non-Fiction Highlights
October 15 at 1 p.m. CEST
More info »

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Pitch Webinar
October15 at 2 p.m. CEST
Join the Zoom meeting »

Johnson & Alcock’s Commercial & Upmarket Fiction Highlights
October 15 at 3 p.m. CEST
More info »

Park & Fine Literary and Media Non-fiction Webinar
October 15 at 4 p.m. CEST
More info »

Johnson & Alcock’s SFF Highlights
October 16 at 1 p.m. CEST
More info »

Johnson & Alcock’s Literary Fiction Highlights
October 16 at 3 p.m. CEST
More info »

UnderCover Literary Agents – Frankfurt Rights 2020
Tune in anytime here »

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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.