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  • 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.

  • At Frankfurt Digital Session, Nurnberg Talks Covid and Rights

    In a digital panel on Tuesday titled "Publishing and the Rights Trade in a Covid World," British literary agent Andrew Nurnberg spoke about selling rights in the strange new reality of a pandemic and the importance of in-person meetings.

  • Frankfurt Opens Virtual Book Fair

    The all-virtual Frankfurt Book Fair opened yesterday and continues today, with more than 4,000 digital exhibitors, 70 hours of trade events and 260 hours of programming. Among the first topics under discussion were what U.S. readers were interested in from foreign publishers.

  • ReBoot Kicks Off

    ReBoot: Books, Business, and Reading, comprising an October 13 conference plus research tracks, is designed to analyze how Covid-19 could reshape the global publishing industry.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair: Going Virtual

    American agents prep for a Frankfurt like no other—from their homes.

  • Frankfurt 2020: A Virtual Experiment

    With the physical fair canceled, the international event is creating new online opportunities for publishers.

  • RELX Stays #1

    A year after the RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) wrestled away the crown of the world’s largest publisher from longtime leader Pearson, the STM, business, and legal publisher stayed #1 with revenue in 2019 of $5.64 billion, about a 7% increase from 2018.

  • Frankfurt Cancels Physical Fair, Goes All Virtual

    The Frankfurt Book Fair has canceled its in-person fair and will proceed as an entirely virtual, online-only event. It will take place, as scheduled, October 12-18.

  • Virtual Exhibitors, Agents at Frankfurt to Have Multiple Platforms

    Virtual exhibitors, including literary agents and rights representatives, will be able to participate in the upcoming fair and promote themselves through a variety of means, including the fair's online catalog, webinars, and its new digital rights platform.

  • Frankfurt Updates Exhibitors on Changes

    The Frankfurt Book Fair updated exhibitors on changes, which includes getting free additional booth space, the option to reserve a co-working space, or cancel with a full refund before August 15.

  • Penguin Random House Will Not Attend Frankfurt

    Penguin Random House is the last of the Big Five American trade publishers to announce they will not attend this year's Frankfurt Book Fair.

  • Frankfurt Launches Facebook Rights Community

    The Frankfurt Book Fair has launched Pitch Your CIP, a new Facebook-based community to connect rights holders and facilitate books-to-film pitches and other intellectual property exchanges.

  • Hachette, Bloomsbury Won't Travel to Frankfurt

    Hachette Livre and Bloomsbury Publishing are the latest publishers to announce they won't be sending employees to the Frankfurt Book Fair this year.

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