#BEA11: International Rights – “Hope In A Rapidly Changing World”

In Global Trade Talk by Rachel Aydt

By Rachel Aydt International rights deals provide a growing revenue stream many agents, even as advances from publishers continue to shrink. Tuesday’s panel “What is the Low-Down on the Global Publishing Marketplace?” panel moderated by agent Ira Silverberg of Sterling Lord Literistic, offered several tips, observations and “best practices” for working in the field of international rights. Mr. Silverberg spoke …

Frankfurt Restaurant Review: Mai Viên

In Frankfurt Tips by Thomas Minkus

By Thomas Minkus Being on the road, traveling to other parts of the country or even other countries means choosing a place to eat for every breakfast, lunch and dinner. This can be challenging especially if you don’t know your way around your destination or you don’t speak the language. After a long day at a book fair, it is …

Free Wi-Fi For Exhibitors Debuts at Frankfurt Book Fair in 2010

In Frankfurt Tips by Thomas Minkus

By Thomas Minkus, VP, Frankfurt Book Fair Good news! This year, for the first time ever, free Wi-Fi will be available in all hall levels of the Frankfurt Book Fair — for exhibitors only. Check your email, post your Frankfurt adventures to Twitter, and stay connected while you are running from meeting to meeting. We are excited about this new …

Translator Ross Benjamin Honored at SoHo Reception

In German Buch News by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg On Thursday, the Goethe-Institut New York and the German Book Office co-hosted a reception for Ross Benjamin, the acclaimed German translator of the recently-released Speak, Nabokov by Michael Maar (Verso Press, 2010). Ross Benjamin is the winner of the 2010 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize for his translation of Speak, Nabokov. Mr. Benjamin’s previous work has …

June Frankfurt Book Fair Newsletter: Argentina, China, Iran

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Mark Garcia-Prats The June issue of the Frankfurt Book Fair newsletter was sent out today and includes a variety of articles that will interest our cosmopolitan readers, including: Guest of Honor Argentina: literary memories of the military dictatorship The “Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo” were clearly the focus of attention at the international symposium “The Culture of Memory” …

Face Time

In Editorial & Opinion by Thomas Minkus

Editorial by Thomas Minkus, VP, Frankfurt Book Fair NEW YORK: We in the publishing community tend to take book fairs for granted: dreading the preparation and extra work, facing questions about how much time and resources are necessary to attend, arranging for time away from the home and office. Only unforeseen events that disrupt our attendance, like 9/11 or the …