Emphasizing ‘positive turnover in challenging times,’ the preliminary German market report on 2023 cites sales 1.9-percent below 2022 figures.
With a press corps of more than 7,000 journalists, the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse adds a 30-percent boost in public attendance.
A packed house, quickly applauding various political points, was at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s opening event.
The ‘crisis of climate change and the crisis among democracies’ lead the 75th Frankfurt’s opening press conference.
Questions about priorities in public-service programming in Germany, echoed in other markets, will be heard at Frankfurt Pavilion.
The German book market faces a perplexing set of circumstances, resulting in an overall performance down -1.9 percent in 2022.
The new German KulturPass opens its €200 offer for 18-year-olds, with bookstores reportedly signing right up to participate.
The Börsenverein reports on book sales and bestsellers in German book market in 2022 and depicts ‘a major economic challenge.’
Amid ‘an oppressive global political situation,’ says Frankfurt Book Fair president and CEO Juergen Boos, ‘this fair sent important signals.’
As Frankfurter Buchmesse is readied for its opening, the German Book Prize spotlights a daring debut novelist as its 2022 laureate.