Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF)

Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF)

11-15 Oct 2017
Frankfurt , Germany
Messe Frankfurt
Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) is the world's largest trade fair for books, based on the number of publishing companies represented, as well as the number of visitors. Representatives from book publishing and multimedia companies from all over the world come to the Frankfurt Book Fair in order to negotiate international publishing rights and licensing fees. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a critical marketing event for the launching of books, but it is also an important event to facilitate the negotiation of the international sale of rights and licences. The Frankfurt Book Fair is at the origin of other initiatives which would not exist without it, and which are very closely linked to its goals and, up to a point, management structure. For five days more than 7,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries and more than 286,000 visitors take part. The Frankfurt Book Fair is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading. Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) is an event and I like events...
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The main topics of Germany Book Publishing Show 2017:


Asia:

The Frankfurt Book Fair offers ample opportunities for exhibitors from the Asian markets. In 2014, a total of 453 Asian exhibitors were present in Frankfurt. Every year, 644 agents are trading rights & licenses in the in the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg). Around 10.000 of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s visitors are from Asia.

Four reasons why Asian Publishers need to come to the Frankfurt Publishing Exhibition:

  • 7,100 international exhibitors and 270,000 visitors are waiting to do business with you
  • 9,000 international journalists are reporting about the fair each year
  • Sell your rights in the Literary Agents & Scouts centre (LitAg), the biggest rights centre in the world
  • Upgrade your fair visit with a Business Club ticket for international conferences and seminars

 

Kids:

The KIDS area is colourful, exciting and a "must" for anyone involved or interested in the children’s book community.Seminars and networking events during the entire Fair give insight into the "future of reading", what children’s book markets in other countries are doing, and much more. Meet children’s book publishers, agents, digital service providers, illustrators, authors, and others. 

 

Education:

Frankfurt Book & Multimedia Fair is also an important international platform for educational media of all kinds: More than 900 publishers, technology suppliers, service providers and other actors from the educational field gather here to do business, to network, to find new trends at the many publishing events around the Fair days. 

- Classroom of the Future – Fantastic Islands of Learning:

Expeditions and creative, multimedia activities both in and beyond the Classroom of the Future happens. Interesting learning expeditions and innovative new technologies – the Classroom of the Future offers ambitious content and a versatile program that lets you rethink even the book itself. In cooperation with renowned partners the exhibition created "Fantastic Islands of Learning", offering the following learning inspirations to the audience:

  • Music & Sound
  • Art
  • Under the Sea
  • Media Knowledge
  • Food & Spices

 

Science:

Everyone is talking about progress - the exhibitors actually show it! This area is the home of specialist information, scientific publishing and education. As such, it’s the place for discourse about the dissemination and communication of knowledge and information – both today and in the future. The technologies and platforms used here are groundbreaking in the world of digital publishing and for its related business models. But the school classroom is also on the verge of a revolution, and is being increasingly digitised.


Rights & Licenses:

The trade in rights, the procurement of titles for translation, the licensing of works for audio book adaptations and suchlike - these activities make up the core business of the Germany Book Licensing Expo participants. The content business at the Frankfurt Book Fair is focusing increasingly on value addition based on cross medial approaches to content, projects and book characters, as well as the licensing of brands and characters, both into and out of the publishing world.

 

Self-publishing:

Indie authors and self-publishing companies are invited for a day-long programme on new developments and opportunities for self-publishers. Self-publishing has grown around the world to become a strong and vibrant community. It has become a tradition over the last three years for international indie authors and self-publishing companies to meet. In the last edition, authors from over 30 countries attended.


For further information, please visit the official website at  www.buchmesse.de.

Messe Frankfurt
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany



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