Rüdiger Wischenbart in his Readmagine presentation says the coronavirus may speed up pre-pandemic book trends, including the growth of backlist audiobooks.
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.
In April, German bookstores saw hardcover and first-edition paperbacks sales drop by 47.3 percent, according to Börsenblatt magazine.
As the pandemic narrows sales channels in publishing and other industries, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s The Arts+ offers a new forum for creative content.
News that Joerg Pfuhl plans to step down as CEO of Holtzbrinck prompts reflection from Rüdiger Wischenbart on Pfuhl’s stance in the book industry.
Industry Notes: Set for mid-January, Germany’s Future!Publish calls for proposals, as Publishing Scotland kicks off this year’s translation grants.
‘Our desk spaces are evolving their own personalities,’ says Eoin Purcell as the Amazon Publishing’s global teams adapt to home-officing.
Titles with rights sales to report in our roundup come from Finland, Turkey, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Spain.
The decision on Oktoberfest in Munich brings into question Frankfurter Buchmesse may proceed. The trade show’s organizers hope to have news by mid-June.