Children’s Rights Edition: Frankfurt Offers a New Publishers Rights Center

In News by Porter Anderson

The 75th edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse has announced the opening of a Publishers Rights Center, with registration now available.

Rights trading at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Image: FBM

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

Limited to Publishers’ Rights and Licensing Managers
Our international rights and licensing readers today (February 24) will be interested to learn that in addition to its annual Literary Agents and Scouts Center, Frankfurter Buchmesse (October 18 to 22) will offer a Publishers Rights Center, adjacent to the LitAg.

This creates a hub for meetings and networking limited to the needs of rights and licensing managers from publishing houses.

What’s more, the Publishers Rights Center will be open from Tuesday, October 17—the eve of the official start of the fair on October 18—through Sunday, October 22.

A workplace in this facility for rights directors will include a table and four chairs with a power supply, wi-fi, and company signage. There will also be a bench cabinet, coat hooks, and a locker. In addition, those who rent workplaces in the publishers’ center will have entries in the show’s exhibitors’ directory and the assistance of support staffers at the center’s information desk.

Publishers Rights Center workplace holders will receive 15 one-day trade-visitor tickets to offer to business contacts as needed, and two exterior passes.

Introductory Price Discount

Rights trading at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Image: FBM

The new Publishers Rights Center is being introduced for this year with a 15-percent discount.

Standard pricing for a workspace (which can be booked continuously, for the fair’s Tuesday through Sunday run) would be €3,466 (US$3,656). With the discount, it’s €2,946 (US$3,108). Also available are a graphic wall for €576 (US$607) and a shelving unit for €174 (US$183).

More information on the new Frankfurt Publishers Rights Center is here, and a registration form (PDF) can be found here.

In 2022, Frankfurt reported 93,000 trade visitors from 121 countries, in addition to 87,000 private visitors from 106 countries.

Advance Note of a new ‘The Hof’ Event on Rights

Host Felix Zeltner on an episode of ‘The Hof.’ Image: FBM

On March 20, Frankfurt will offer a free online edition of The Hof, its popular digital networking event, this one being the first of the year.

Among speakers will be Jenny Kuehne, Frankfurt’s director of rights and licensing.

There’s information and registration available here for the event, scheduled for 5 p.m. CEST on March 30.

More of Publishing Perspectives‘ rights roundups are here, more from us on international rights trading is here, and more on licensing is here. More from us on Frankfurt Book Fair is here, more on the Literary Agents and Scouts Center is here, and more on the German market is here.

About the Author

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.