Children‘s book publishers:

New opportunities in licensing and international marketing

Every year, almost 2,000 publishers exhibit their products at the Frankfurt Book Fair under the heading “Children’s Books”. Representatives of children’s book publishers and other companies from around the world can be found in all of the halls of the fair.

They include:

  • Agencies for illustrators
  • Children’s book publishers
  • Licensing companies
  • Toy manufacturers
  • Packagers
  • Wholesalers
  • Book-related companies that offer children’s products
  • Digital-media providers
  • Trade magazines dedicated to children’s and juvenile media
  • Children’s magazines

What do we do for your licensing business and networking?

  • Focal topic – rights and licenses: The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trading centre for rights and licenses. We support your rights business 365 days a year – for example, with the Rights Link online platform. Find out more at

  • StoryDrive Asia, Singapore: From 10 to 12 November 2016, the spotlight will be on cross-media content at StoryDrive Asia. This event brings together experts from around the world to discuss trends and future business opportunities. Children’s and juvenile media are a key topic in 2016. Be a part of it:

  • THE MARKETS: On 18 October 2016, THE MARKETS – Global Publishing Summit will be held at the Frankfurt Book Fair for the second time. Here, you’ll meet key players and influencers from the international publishing world. Expand your business worldwide. Register here:

  • Publishers Rights Corner: For the first time, on the Tuesday of the fair (18 October 2016), rights representatives from the publishing industry can book their own tables. The Frankfurt Book Fair brings rights representatives from publishing houses and agencies together under one roof, making it easier for international editors and publishers to plan theirs schedules.
    Book your table now for just 250 euros

What do we do for illustrators?

  • Illustrator’s Corner – Everyone at the same table: With this slogan, the Illustratoren Organisation (Illustrators’ Organisation), , die Stiftung Illustration (Illustration Foundation), das Bilderbuchmuseum Troisdorf (Troisdorf Picture Book Museum) uand Frankfurt Book Fair are inviting illustrators and publishers to share a table in the Illustrator’s Corner: for conversations and discussions, to exchange ideas and to get to know one another. In addition to talking and exchanging ideas, publishers will be given an opportunity to search and find a suitable illustrator and to gain insight into the work of a wide variety of illustrators thanks to illustrator portfolios, which will be available at two terminals. Illustrators can find out all about everything that concerns their profession – and receive valuable advice on site for how to put together a good portfolio – from the Illustrators’ Organisation. Also present for the first time at the table in the Illustrator’s Corner, the Illustration Foundation and Troisdorf Picture Book Museum offer sound information about the foundation’s work and opportunities to participate in it, and about the museum’s planned activities.

  • Global Illustration Award China:For the first time, the Frankfurt Book Fair together with the International Information Content Industry Association (ICIA) will award the Global Illustration Award. The prize is endowed with 30,000 euros, of which 10,000 will be awarded to the top-prize winner. The competition is open to illustrators from around the world, irrespective of genre, subject and medium. Illustrators may apply until mid-July 2016. Click here to go to the website