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  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: A Quieter Affair

    Though far from a normal fair—the hybrid event was significantly scaled down in terms of attendance—those who did go were happy to reconnect with colleagues.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: Are Corporate and Indie Publishing Complementary?

    Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, claims indie publishing has not been disadvantaged by corporate consolidations, and execs from Italy's Edizioni E/O and France' s Editions Grasset & Fasquell agree, arguing that corporate and indie publishing are complementary.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: CEOs Discuss Consolidation and Digitization

    The theme of this year's Global 50 CEO Talk at the Frankfurt Book Fair was “consolidation, consumers and community,” and touched on a range of subjects, including Hachette’s acquisition of Workman, the battle between Thalia and Amazon in Germany, and the ongoing digitization of the industry.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: Attendees Asked to Answer Important Questions

    The Frankfurt Book Fair's opening press conference and ceremony addressed the major challenges of our times, from the curtailing of freedom of expression to climate change.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: In Translated Crime, a Name Brand Hero Is Key

    "The market for translated fiction is buoyant,” Francois von Hurter, cofounder of Bitter Lemon Press, said, adding that the most successful books are often crime novels in which the protagonist becomes synonymous with a series, not an author or publisher.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: PRH, S. Fischer, Scholastic Execs Talk Trends

    A pre-fair virtual conference covering trade publishing saw executives from Brazil, Germany, and the U.S. discussing current trends, including diversity and inclusion, supply chain challenges, and the rise of home learning.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair Expands On-Stage and On-Screen Program

    The Frankfurt Book Fair has released a full schedule of virtual and in-person events for this year's book fair, running October 20-24.

  • RELX Remained the World's Largest Publisher in 2020

    RELX Group, with its strong position in STM, Legal and business markets, was once again the world's largest book publisher in 2020, according to 'Livres Hebdo/Publishers Weekly' ranking of the top global publishers.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair Preview 2021: More Than 40 Countries Will Have National Stands

    More than 40 countries are hosting national stands at Frankfurt.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair Preview 2021: The Show Must Go On

    The Frankfurt Book Fair is poised to return with an in-person event, augmented by virtual options.

  • Frankfurt Confirms In-Person Fair, Limits Daily Attendees to 25,000

    The Frankfurt Book Fair has again confirmed that the fair will proceed with live, in-person events, this October 20-24. To protect the health of fairgoers, it will limit total daily attendees to 25,000.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair Is Taking Shape

    Plans for the Frankfurt Book Fair are shaping up, with professionals from 60 countries committing to participating in the live, in-person fair, to be held this October 20-24.

  • Frankfurt Plans Live, In-Person Trade Fair in October

    The Frankfurt Book Fair is planning on hosting a live, in-person fair this October 20-24. “It will be smaller in scale and more focused,” Juergen Boos, the fair director, said.

  • Frankfurt Commits to In-Person Fair, Opens Registration

    The Frankfurt Book Fair has recommitted to running a hybrid in-person and virtual book fair this year and has opened registration for exhibitors. The in-person event is scheduled for October 20-24 and has been given the theme of “re:connect."

  • Frankfurt Book Fair Plans to Go 'Back to Basics'

    The Frankfurt Book Fair has reorganized, and will pursue a "back to basics" approach for the physical fair next year, focusing on the rights trade and B2B networking. It will also continue to develop its virtual platforms and digital tools.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair New York Is Closing

    The Frankfurt Book Fair New York, which was responsible for selling exhibition space to North American publishers and arranging for literary agents to attend the fair, is closing at the end of the year.

  • Changes Coming to the Frankfurt Book Fair

    Organizers of the Frankfurt Book Fair said next year's event will expand the virtual options incorporated this year, while also bringing back on-site stands. However, lost revenue and the ongoing pandemic is forcing the fair to streamline operations.

  • Frankfurt's Boos Says Physical Fairs Cannot Be Replaced

    Though the all-virtual Frankfurt Book Fair was well-received, Frankfurt director Juergen Boos is all the more convinced that in-person, face-to-face book fairs are essential to the health of the industry and cannot be replaced.

  • Copywriter's Debut Emerges as Big Book at Frankfurt

    'Lessons in Chemistry,' a debut novel set in the 1960s about a wannabe scientist who lands a job as the host of a TV cooking show, sold to Doubleday for a rumored seven-figure sum.

  • Frankfurt Participants See Silver Linings

    The news out of the ongoing Frankfurt Book Fair, which has been entirely virtual, has largely been positive, with publishers and other industry players discussing how they have coped with the challenges caused by the pandemic.

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