Open to companies that haven’t exhibited at Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Wildcard competition offers a free stand to a German and an international startup.
In the context of Brexit, the London Book Fair’s Jacks Thomas is dedicated to the ‘cross-cultural dialogue’ of the industry: ‘It’s what books do.’
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.