Exhibitors from 40 nations had hoped to be at the physical edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020, Juergen Boos says.
An extension through October of a ban on large public-facing events in Germany does not apply to Frankfurter Buchmesse, per trade association AUMA.
In examining what literary festivals are to mount digital renditions of their programming, the new association for those festivals “goes digital,” itself.
Coronavirus Impact: The development of digital programming for international publishing in the pandemic goes on, with the ‘Digital Publishing Summit.’
The news of Jonathan Karp’s promotion to CEO of Simon & Schuster coincides with the conclusion of BookExpo’s US trade show 2020 digital sessions.
In its ‘special edition’ format now being planned for October 14 to 18, the trade show should be able to accommodate up to 20,000 visitors at once on the fairgrounds.
Anticipating in-person participation from throughout Europe–and from abroad as travel restrictions allow–the fair will go forward.
ReedPop’s trade show opens its digital events, which are available free of charge to the public. The weekend will feature a digital edition of BookCon.
Speakers and topics are being announced as registration opens for Madrid’s Readmagine conference, which plans its online events in June.
A timely development for literary festivals during the coronavirus pandemic, the new Global Association of Literary Festivals opens with more than 30 members.