Sometimes referred to as ‘the area of indulgence’ at Frankfurt Book Fair, the Gourmet Gallery combines cookbook publishing and foodie-wooing events in Hall 3.1.
‘The need for extreme success is now a requirement rather than a boon,’ says the UK’s Jason Cooper in the run-up to Frankfurt’s conference on The Markets.
Athens learns it’s UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2018 and that its largest bookstore, the 118-year-old Eleftheroudakis, is going under.
When does looking outward answer internal struggles? When, as Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi says, trade diversification answers a local crisis.
As he contemplates speaking on October 18 at Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets conference, Spain’s Daniel Fernández talks of struggles in cultural shifts, copyright, and piracy.
The winners in this year’s Bookseller FutureBook Awards will be announced December 2 at the conference. Frankfurt Book Fair again is sponsoring this special honor for digital achievement.
Asking the question, ‘How do we want to continue living together in Europe?’ Frankfurt Book Fair’s Weltempfang is a hub of debate and inquiry.
‘We just have to do better at acquiring, marketing, and selling books by marginalized authors,’ says HarperCollins’ Andrew Harwell, this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair-bound PW Star Watch Superstar.
A proposal for redistributing copyright revenues to authors in Germany has been left in limbo, even as the European Commission proposes its own update to the EU’s copyright framework.
‘A culture without translation is a culture without windows,’ the UAE’s Bodour says. ‘This is a direct reflection of the challenges we face.’