Using Public Transportation in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Navigating Frankfurt’s subways, trains, trams and buses can be an extra learning process that many fairgoers don’t have time to deal with. But we’ve done that for you. Here is our quick guide to getting around Frankfurt with public transportation. All exhibitor and trade visitor badges are valid on U-Bahn and S-Bahn trains, trams and buses during …

Decamping from Frankfurt: Eichborn Moving to Berlin, Ponders Merger with Aufbau

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Following Suhrkamp’s headling-grabbing move from Frankfurt to Berlin last year, many in the German publishing industry wondered if it was an isolated incident or if other publishers would follow suit. Now Eichborn has announced its intention to join the ranks of publishers headquartered in the German capital — specifically in Aufbau’s future permanent home in Berlin. For …

Get 20% Off Registration to TOC Frankfurt

In Frankfurt Tips by Edward Nawotka

Throughout this week Publishing Perspectives will be running several interviews previewing the speakers and events at next week’s Tools of Change in Frankfurt, which runs Tuesday, October 5 from 8:30 am to 6 pm At the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel. Headlining this year’s Tools of Change Frankfurt program are Buzzmachine.com blogger and author of What Would Google Do? Jeff Jarvis and media theorist Douglas …

What is Where: Hotels Near the Frankfurt Fairgrounds

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Our intrepid colleagues at the German Book Office have created a wonderful Google map of the major hotels near the Frankfurt fairgrounds, which you can explore below. They have also included a map of the fairgrounds itself. Find out which subway stop is closest to your hotel, how far you have to walk to get to the …

Don’t Miss the Rights Directors’ Meeting!

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg This year, the International Rights Directors’ Meeting will focus on digital rights, and the challenges and opportunities new technology presents to rights directors. The International Rights Directors’ Meeting will be held on October 5, the day before the show floor opens, from 2:00-5:00pm in the Europa conference room in Hall 4.0. In an interview, Chairperson David Bowers, …

Approaching Deadline: Submit to the Frankfurt Calendar of Events

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg With only 37 days left until the Frankfurt Book Fair, many deadlines are rapidly approaching. The next upcoming deadline is for submissions to the Calendar of Events. Although the official list says the deadline is today, entries can be submitted for the print edition through Friday, September 5. Entries for the online edition may be submitted through …

How Much Do You Tip in Frankfurt?

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson A taxi driver in Munich once told me that Americans give the best tips out of any nationality. He was of course willing to accept those bigger tips, but what is polite and how much are you really supposed to give? Taxis Taxi drivers in Germany are accustomed to relatively small tips. Anywhere between 50 cents and …

Need Some Souvenirs from Frankfurt?

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Here are two of my favorite stores to find gifts in Frankfurt (they are tried-and-true crowd pleasers): Marimekko Store Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing design company. Their patterns are bold and colorful. These patterns inspire the design for Marimekko’s range of kitchen and household items, as well as bags and clothing. The Frankfurt store sells …