As the world’s largest book industry trade show prepares to undergo some construction updates in coming years, this year’s longtime Frankfurt sponsor announces key programming events for the upcoming book fair.
The Frankfurt Book Fair’s international publishing conference, The Markets, will focus this year on publishing revenue models. Charlie Redmayne will deliver the keynote.
The 20-strong Invitation Program at Frankfurter Buchmesse this year will include Macedonia’s Shkupi, a publishing house serving an Albanian readership amid many barriers to financial success.
To make its submissions portal accessible to a wider pool of writers, translators and agents, AmazonCrossing expands the site’s navigation to 14 languages.
Publishers are becoming ‘increasingly selective’ as some rights directors say offshore interest in YouTube celebrity books may be waning.
‘A brutal pattern has become firmly established,’ reads the new Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club white paper on the international industry.
Releasing in some 50 languages in early October, Dan Brown’s ‘Origin’ is set ‘on a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols.’
Lina Bengtsdotter’s crime novel Annabelle is a hit with rights buyers. The book also has its own song by the author’s sister and pop singer, Petra Brohäll.
Frankfurt Book Fair–October 11-15 this year–welcomes an immense and eloquent Guest of Honor program from France with Institut français Deutschland.
‘To create a reading culture on the way to a knowledge-based economy,’ as Seth Russo puts it, Ahmed Al Ameri’s Sharjah Publishing City will soon be open for business.