The fourth annual Istanbul Fellowship Program drew a record number of applications from more than 100 countries, and closes today with presentations and networking events.
A Curator Connecting Frankfurt to the World
Frankfurt Book Fair director Juergen Boos spends much of the year traveling to ensure that the best of global publishing is represented at the Fair in October.
Is Following a Conference Via Twitter Worth It?
Conference attendees post real time updates on Twitter all day long so you can follow along from home. You can, but should you?
Meet the 16 New 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair Fellows
This year’s Frankfurt Book Fair Fellows include 16 young publishing, editorial and rights professionals from 11 different countries
There’s No Business Like Book Show Business
93-year-old publishing attorney and author Martin Levin reflects on 60 years of book fairs, starting with the American Booksellers Association meeting in 1950. By Martin Levin In a career that spans six decades, and still counting, I have found that there is nothing quite like the annual trade shows in book publishing. 1950s: Washington D.C. I recall my first American …
To BEA, or Not to BEA, That is the Question
When you’re an independent publishing professional, is the time and expense of attending BookExpo America worth it? Editorial by Erin L. Cox In August of 2006, I left the publicity department at HarperCollins for a job as the Book Publishing Director at The New Yorker, where I handled the book advertising. It was not until April the following year that I …
A Second Helping of Edouard Cointreau’s Paris Cookbook Fair
By Olivia Snaije Last year Edouard Cointreau, the force behind the Gourmand Cookbook Awards, extended his reach further into the professional culinary world and launched the Paris Cookbook Fair, a trade fair exclusively dedicated to books about food and drink. Yesterday, on a brilliantly sunny Sunday in Paris, the second edition of the Fair ended and while the final count …
What is the Best Connection You’ve Made on Twitter?
In today’s lead story, Todd Stattersten describes how he accidentally became a book scout through a connection on Twitter. We’ve written here in the past about the serendipity that can happen on Twitter (see Sharon Glassman’s piece “Finding #happiness on Twitter and The Book Maven’s Virtuous Circle Lunch at the Algonquin). While many large companies want their social media activities …
It’s Always Party Time at the Frankfurter Hof
By Hannah Johnson This tip is for the newbies because if you’ve been to the Fair at least once, you know all about the Frankfurter Hof. It’s THE place to grab a drink before dinner, before a party, after dinner, and after all the other parties are over. Officially called the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, this grand, old hotel is located …
Yerevan, Armenia Named World Book Capital for 2012
By Edward Nawotka Every year the International Publishers Association, the International Booksellers Federation (IBF) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to grant the title of UNESCO World Book Capital to one city. This year the World Book Capital is is Ljubljana, Slovenia. Next year it will be Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in 2012 — it has …
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