Program Announced for International Supply Chain Seminar at the Frankfurt Book Fair

In Global Trade Talk by Thomas Minkus

From the press release: Now in its 32nd year the International Supply Chain Seminar has become an essential event in the diaries of all publishers, distributors and booksellers who are interested in improving the effectiveness of their businesses. This year’s Seminar will continue to focus on the application of new technology to the supply chain for both traditional and digital …

How To Book a Train Ticket in Germany

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Staying outside the city of Frankfurt during the book fair this year? Planning to travel around Germany before or after the fair? German trains are a great and easy option for regional, national, and international travel. Both commuters and vacationers use the train system extensively. Trains are safe and efficient, despite occasional delays. Here is our quick …

Free Wi-Fi For Exhibitors Debuts at Frankfurt Book Fair in 2010

In Frankfurt Tips by Thomas Minkus

By Thomas Minkus, VP, Frankfurt Book Fair Good news! This year, for the first time ever, free Wi-Fi will be available in all hall levels of the Frankfurt Book Fair — for exhibitors only. Check your email, post your Frankfurt adventures to Twitter, and stay connected while you are running from meeting to meeting. We are excited about this new …

São Paulo Book Biennial Begins This Week

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The International Book Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil begins this Thursday. The Biennial is organized by the Brazilian Book Chamber in partnership with Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado. The organizers of this ten-day book fair (August 12-21) predict over 700,000 visitors. With only one exclusively professional day on August 12, most of these visitors are from the general …

Hong Kong Book Fair Introduces Digital Publishing Section

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg For the first time, the Hong Kong Book Fair has devoted an area of the packed show floor to digital publishing and technology exhibitors, reported the New York Times. The new digital book and e-publishing zone at the week-long fair features over twenty technology companies showcasing their products to the almost 900,000 attendees expected by tomorrow’s closing …

Thinking Frankfurt? Think Argentina!

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Mark Garcia-Prats The Frankfurt Book Fair is only a few months away!  Argentina will be featured as the Guest of Honour of this year’s fair (6 to 10 October 2010), appearing under the motto “Culture in Motion.” Playwright and author Griselda Gambara, will speak at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s opening ceremony and more than 45 Argentine authors will attend the fair, …

Brazil as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt 2013

In German Buch News by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The Frankfurt Book Fair announced today that Brazil will be the fair’s Guest of Honor in 2013. The Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest publishing trade show in the world, selects a Guest of Honor for each year’s fair to bring worldwide attention to publishing in that country. About the selection, Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book …

June Frankfurt Book Fair Newsletter: Argentina, China, Iran

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Mark Garcia-Prats The June issue of the Frankfurt Book Fair newsletter was sent out today and includes a variety of articles that will interest our cosmopolitan readers, including: Guest of Honor Argentina: literary memories of the military dictatorship The “Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo” were clearly the focus of attention at the international symposium “The Culture of Memory” …

Will BEA Be Busier Because of London?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead editorial discusses the importance of book fairs — and getting face-to-face interactions with people — even in the digital age. Since so many Americans missed meeting with their European contacts at the London Book Fair this year, do you anticipate BEA will be better attended as a consequence? Are you getting more calls about meetings …