Frankfurt Photo Roundup: People and Programming

In News by Hannah Johnson

Frankfurt Book Fair’s professional programming ranged from academic publishing and AI to licensing, awards, and audio.

Charleston Conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Charleston Conference brought its academic publishing expertise to the Frankfurt Book Fair with two-hour session on Friday in the Publishing Perspectives Forum. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Hannah Johnson

Zhejiang University Press and Springer Nature Launch the ‘Liangzhu Civilization Series’

Zhejiang University Press and Springer Nature launch the English-language edition of ‘Liangzhu Civilization Series,’ a collection of significant findings in the 80 years of archaeology at Liangzhu. Zhejiang also held a signing ceremony for the German edition during Frankfurt Book Fair, and announced that the series will soon be translated into French, Japanese, and Arabic. Image and caption: Publishing Perspectives, Ruby Chan

Licensing Strategies for International Publishers

On the The Arts+ stage, in cooperation with Aldus Up, rights professionals discussed the intersection of book publishing and image licensing in a talk called ‘Animation, Licensing, and Publishing: A Perfect Match.’ From left are So Taniuchi, Toumas Sorjamaa, Claudia Mazzucco, Cristina Angelucci, Joachim Knödler, and Angela Schaaf de Lavado. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus

Frankfurt and China South Renew Cooperation Agreement

Frankfurt Book Fair and China South Publishing and Media Group held a signing ceremony at this year’s fair to celebrate their third strategic cooperation agreement, the goal of which is to develop opportunities for international publishing exchange. Juergen Boos, president and CEO of Frankfurter Buchmesse and Yang Zhuang, vice-chairman, chief editor, and general manager of Hunan Publishing Investment Holding Group, the parent company of China South Publishing and Media Group, signed the agreement. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus

International Booker Prize Winner Georgi Gospodinov

Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov spoke on the Frankfurt International Stage with Erin Cox about his novel, ‘Time Shelter,’ for which he and translator Angela Rodel won the 2023 International Booker Prize. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on ‘Sports and Reading’

As part of Guest of Honor Slovenia’s programming, the Union of European Football Association’s president, Aleksander Čeferin, spoke with Frankfurter Buchmesse president and CEO Juergen Boos about ‘Sports and Reading’ —  what these two industries have in common, and what they can learn from each other. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus

Slovenia’s ‘Honeycomb of Words’

Inside the Guest of Honor Slovenia pavilion at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus

Audio Sales and Listener Insights from Audible

At the Publishing Perspectives Forum, Matthew Gain — senior vice-president and head of Audible Europe, managing director of Audible GmbH — shared data-driven insights about audio sales and listener behavior. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Hannah Johnson

More from Publishing Perspectives on Frankfurter Buchmesse is here, and more on international book fairs and trade shows is here.

Now available here for your free download, our 2023 Publishing Perspectives Frankfurt Book Fair magazine

Our 75th Frankfurt coverage from our Frankfurt Book Fair Magazine, which has been available throughout the trade show in print, is also available for your free download.

The magazine has more interviews with fellows and grant-program recipients from international publishing markets, as well as previews of programming from our Publishing Perspectives Forum at Frankfurt including our Executive Talks with Penguin Random House worldwide CEO Nihar Malaviya and Nanmeebooks’ Kim Chongsatitwana; highlights of key events at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse; and coverage of Frankfurt’s upcoming guest of honor programs (Italy, the Philippines, the Czech Republic) and this year’s Guest of Honor Slovenia.

There’s also news of literary agents and agencies; award-winning books from guest of honor markets; focus articles on artificial intelligence, sustainability; and a forthcoming effort to get more Korean literature into world markets; as well as 75th-anniversary “Frankfurt Moments.”

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.