This spring we will be in Cairo, Jerusalem, Paris, London and many other book metropolis
Next year, the Frankfurt Book Fair will again be organising German collective stands at more than 20 international book fairs.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is the Middle East’s most professional book fair, for both trade visitors and the general public. In 2012, some 904 exhibitors were present from 54 countries; half a million books in 33 languages were on display. The ADIBF is organised bilingually in English and Arabic.
The ADIBF has become the primary platform for exchanges between the Arab and international book industries, having secured for itself the status of a leading regional trade fair. Its aims are to increase the level of professionalism of the book market in the Arab world, to stimulate the rights trade, and to develop reading promotion measures.
This year, once again, the focus of attention will be on the trade in rights and licenses. The licensing promotion programme Spotlight on Rights, which was so successful in the last three years, will be repeated again in 2013. The Rights Centre has now established itself as the meeting place for the rights trade with the Arab World.
Exhibitors at the stand
Predio „La Rural“, Stand de Alemania / German collective stand
Each year in April, more than 1,500 exhibitors from over 40 countries, and more than 10,000 trade visitors from Latin America, Europe, the USA and Asia gather together in Buenos Aires. At the start of the three-week-long festival of books there is an extensive professional programme devoted to the national and international book trade. This includes events on the future of the book market (»Espacio Tendencias«) and an invitational programme for publishers and editors (»Semana de Editores«).
From 25 April, the fair then opens its doors to interested members of the general public. With 1.1 million visitors in total and around 1,200 events, it is the country’s largest single cultural event. In 2013, the Buenos Aires International Book Fair has invited a Guest of Honour for the first time: the city of Amsterdam. Visitors can expect a wide-ranging cultural programme as well as trade events on the Dutch book market.
Exhibitors at the stand
Mosalla – Foreign Countries Hall.
The Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) is the largest book fair in Central Asia and the Middle East for trade visitors and general public alike. It is the most important sales outlet for books in Persian from across the Central Asian region, and is also a significant market for Arab publishers as well as local representatives of Western publishing houses. The book fair is one of very few opportunities the Iranian people have to get an overview of the range of contemporary Iranian book production, and to purchase books at discount prices. The visitors, who travel to the fair from all parts of the country, show a particular interest in foreign-language titles – especially American and European works – which are obtainable from bookshops only with great difficulty or not all. In 2012, according to official figures, 2,400 Iranian and 1,600 international exhibitors from 77 countries took part in the book fair. The fair organisers estimate the number of visitors at six million.
More than 500 exhibitors and almost 40,000 visitors helped ensure the success of the 2012 Warsaw Book Fair.
In 2013, the Book Fair is leaving the Palace of Culture and moving to the stadium built to host the European Football Championship. The German stand will include an exhibition of the book collections compiled by the Frankfurt Book Fair. On Thursday 16 May, at 2.00 pm, there will be a special German-Polish event with Peter Kraus vom Cleff, Commercial Director of Rowohlt Verlag.
A new fair location
Presentation and discussion: Book markets in transition – a challenge for publishers.
Warsaw Book Fair, Warsaw National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1, 03-901 Warsawa, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Room Londyn A
An insight into the German experience.The German book market, traditionally mid-sized and at a distinct advantage thanks to the fixed book price and a reduced VAT rate, is known throughout Europe for its extraordinarily diverse publishing and retail landscape. But established market players are now facing major challenges, like changing reading and consumption habits, increasing online sales, the emergence of international corporations (Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, etc.) and a debate about ownership and intellectual property rights fuelled by the Pirate Party. How can publishers play a more active role in shaping this transformation process? And what can associations and politicians do to help?
With: Peter Kraus vom Cleff, Commercial Director, Rowohlt Verlage, Hamburg
Włodzimierz Albin, Chairman, PIK
The event will be held in Polish and German (with simultaneous translation into Polish).
Organiser: Frankfurt Academy in cooperation with PIK (Polish Chamber of Books)