The Best Book(let) at the Frankfurt Book Fair

In Frankfurt Tips by Ingrid Süßmann

By Ingrid Süßmann For most of the year, the Bible probably is the most read book worldwide. But during the Frankfurt Book Fair, there’s another book that aims to shed some light on trying times. During the fair, your bible is going to be the all-knowing Messe ABC. Download it here from Publishing Perspectives. No matter if you’re a naive …

Sample Todd Sattersten’s Everything I Know About Business Books

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Ed Nawotka In today’s lead story, author and book scout Todd Sattersten mentions that in preparation for going to this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair he’s published a 150-page custom book entitled Everything I Know About Business Books. He’s generously offered to give Publishing Perspectives a free 33-page sample, which includes the chapter “How to Read a {Business} Book” and …

How I Accidentally Became a Book Scout

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

• Todd Sattersten, a business book author became a scout by accident: a Twitter exchange led to a relationship with Spain’s Grupo Planeta. • Now preparing for his first Frankfurt Book Fair, he describes his journey into this mysterious profession and offers tips on selling books abroad. By Todd Sattersten “Really?” That’s what most people say when I tell them I …

Get Cultured in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt Tips by Ingrid Süßmann

By Ingrid Süßmann Frankfurt is not only Germany’s business capital and home to the Book Fair, it’s also a city full of culture. When you feel like you need a little break from all the hustle and bustle inside the fairgrounds, you’ll find that the city has a lot to offer. Next to Berlin, Frankfurt has the second-highest concentration of …

Going to Göteborg? Tell us About It.

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

We at Publishing Perspectives are busy preparing our show daily issues for the Frankfurt Book Fair and won’t be able to join the crowds at the Göteborg Book Fair this year. If you’ll be there, we’d love to hear from you — what you see, feel, experience at the Fair — and will post summaries here. Let us know what …

Frankfurt Tip: Make a Custom Events List

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg As of this posting, there were over 3,000 entries in the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair Calendar of Events. To help you find and save the events you are interested in attending, the Fair has introduced a new tool to create a custom PDF list of events that interest you. To create your list: Start with the advanced …

Do You Feel Part of a Coherent Global Publishing Community?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature article describes a recent conference organized in Seoul by the Korean Publishers Association to discuss publishing issues in the region withe representatives from some 15 countries. The effort was instigated in order to help Asian publishers form a more coherent publishing community. In the piece Malaysian literary agent Linda Tan asks, “Are we seeing an …

Frankfurt Tip: Start Partying in the Halls!

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Tim Coronel, publisher of Bookseller+Publisher magazine in Australia Everyone knows that after a day of hard work and meetings, every night at Frankfurt is about partying. Very often the best conversations and most important connections are made not at a formal meeting but with a chance encounter or introduction over a drink. But while the bar at the Hof …

Meet International First-time Exhibitors in Hall 5.0

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg At Frankfurt this year, take advantage of the chance to meet first-time exhibitors from developing countries. Every year, the Frankfurt Book Fair and the German Federal Foreign Office sponsor about two dozen publishers that have never been to Frankfurt so they do business with the international publishing community at the Fair. Called the Invitation Program for Exhibitors, participating …

Business Centers at the Frankfurt Book Fair

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Sometimes it is inconvenient to be away from your office without access to copiers, printers, fax machines and even your computer. Fortunately, you can do all of this in the Business Centers at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The biggest Business Center is located on Level 3 of the Torhaus between Hall 8 and Hall 6, near the …