Frankfurter Buchmesse: Upgraded Cancellation Terms for 2022

In News by Porter Anderson

With early bird pricing ending January 31, exhibitors and literary agents now can make cost-free cancellations, if need be, until May 31 and with just 20-percent charges to June 30.

On the Québec Edition stand from Guest of Honor Canada at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus

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

No Cancellation Fees Through May 31
In a message from our colleagues at Frankfurter Buchmesse today (January 27), we have a reminder that early-bird discount pricing is available for exhibitors and agents who register for stands in the exhibition halls at Messe Frankfurt and for tables in the Literary Agents and Scouts Centre (LitAg) by Monday (January 31).

These new terms are intended to make it easier for exhibitors and agents to be present and network in the international publishing industry in October in Frankfurt.

The trade show, this year set for October 19 to 23, is again being planned as an in-person event, following the successful staging of the physical fair last October. And we can break down the news of the upgraded cancellation policy for those two groups.

Upgraded Cancellation Terms for Exhibitors

Frankfurter Buchmesse will not charge any cancellation fees if exhibitors withdraw their registrations by May 31.

  • If a cancellation is made between June 1 and 30, 20 percent of the net stand rental /stand packages.
  • Starting July 1, exhibitors will pay 100 percent of the net stand rental / stand package price as a cancellation fee. 

Information for exhibitors is at                          

Upgraded Cancellation Terms for Literary Agents                                

Frankfurter Buchmesse will not charge any cancellation fees if literary agents withdraw their table registrations by May 31.

  • If a cancellation is made between June 1 and 30, the fair will charge 20 percent of the net booking.
  • Starting July 1, agents pay 100 percent of the net booking as a cancellation fee. 

Information for literary agents is at   

As Publishing Perspectives readers know, the 2022 guest of honor at Frankfurt is Spain, and detailed planning information is in the works.

More from Publishing Perspectives on Frankfurter Buchmesse is here.

More on the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on international book publishing is here.                       

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Porter Anderson

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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 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.