Newsweek Magazine makes Frankfurt Book Fair debut

First-time exhibitors/magazine distribution/three must-attend events

Frankfurt, 7th September 2016 – Newsweek Magazine will, for the first time, have a significant presence at the Frankfurt Book Fair (19-23 October 2016). With an exhibitor stand in Hall 6.0, staff members will be in the halls all week, distributing copies of the magazine and meeting with trade visitors.

Tom Nichols, Subscription Marketing Manager, said: “Newsweek is now available in print, as an app and we also have a dedicated EMEA website. Being at the Frankfurt Book Fair is a great opportunity for Newsweek to engage with a large international audience, all in one place. Our aim of being at the Fair is to raise awareness, give away free issues to visitors and we will have some very special subscription offers onsite too.”

Newsweek will also be hosting three must-attend events during the Book Fair, including a half-hour interview with 17 year-old Syrian refugee Nujeen Mustafa on the Open Stage in the Agora on Thursday 20th October. Associate editor, Naina Bajekal, will be discussing Nujeen’s powerful memoir, a book which is being published globally by HarperCollins in English and a further 9 different languages (including German), and which is being given a major international PR launch in Frankfurt. The book, entitled simply Nujeen, tells the story of how she – despite suffering from cerebral palsy - made an incredible journey of 3500 miles from war-torn Syria to Germany in a wheelchair in the hope of finding a better future.

Newsweek will also be ‘in conversation’ with two other authors at the Book Fair on the Thursday. Details of these talks – one other on the Open Stage in the Agora and an additional one on the Publishing Perspectives Stage in Hall 6.2 – will be released shortly. In the run-up to Frankfurt, and during the Book Fair week itself, Newsweek will also be participating in a series of social media activities aimed at highlighting their presence at the publishing industry’s most important trade fair.

Katja Böhne, Head of Press and Corporate Communications for the Frankfurt Book Fair, said: “We are so delighted that Newsweek have decided to come to the Book Fair this year, and we look forward to welcoming them to the halls in October. To have such a high-quality magazine, with a great international reputation, on board is very exciting, and I’m sure our trade visitors will be keen to engage with the activities they have planned.”



About Newsweek Magazine

Newsweek has been a staple of American media for over 80 years, bringing high-quality journalism to millions of readers around the globe. Newsweek publishes print editions in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, and Turkish. Its English-language international edition is available in print and across all digital platforms and devices. Newsweek provides in-depth analysis, news and opinion about international issues, technology, business, culture and politics. europe.newsweek.com

About the Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 275,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists – including 2,000 bloggers - in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. www.book-fair.com

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurt Book Fair
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138, press@book-fair.com
Kathrin Grün, PR manager, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170, gruen@book-fair.com
> Press information online >www.book-fair.com/press_releases
> Photos in print quality >www.book-fair.com/press_photos

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