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General FAQ about Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

When does the Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition DIgital take place and how long are the digital offers online?

The Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition Digital is organized by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH and will take place on the Internet from 12 October to 18 October 2020. You can use the exhibitor directory, the event calendar and the matchmaking tool until April, and Frankfurt Rights until the end of June 2021.

How do I register?

You can register as a trade visitor via  My Book Fair

Which offers of the digital book fair can I access as a trade visitor?

As a digital trade visitor, you can access a wide range of B2B offers:

  • Search the Frankfurter Buchmesse Exhibitor Directory for companies, and browse through publisher's previews and reading samples.
  • Search for new titles in the Frankfurt Rights Catalogue.
  • Stay connected via the Frankfurter Buchmesse Matchmaking Tool
  • Check out all the events on offer by searching the online Calendar of Events.
  • Take part in our Livestreams: Professional Programme, Frankfurt Conference and Networking Sessions
  • THE ARTS+ digital features virtual offers for professionals in the form of live events – free of charge. Log in to My Book Fair to unlock the benefits.

On which days will events take place?

There will be events before, during, and after the #fbm20 Special Edition. You can view and search for all the registered events in the Calendar of Events.

Which events are being organized by Frankfurter Buchmesse?

Here’s an overview of the events organised by the Frankfurter Buchmesse:

BOOKFEST digital. The all-day live digital festival of literature and culture that the whole world can enjoy from home.

17 October 2020

Frankfurt Conference & professional programme. From Monday through Friday, with conferences, panels, discussions, and interactive formats.

12–16 October 2020

The Hof & curated Networking. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Frankfurter Hof and experience digital networking in an informal atmosphere with live music and inspiring conversations. The curated networking offers you thematically oriented events and contacts.  

24 September - 15 December 2020

ARD Book Fair Stage. A wide-ranging programme for the general public, broadcast live from the Festhalle.

14–18 October 2020

Weltempfang. The focal point for literature, politics and translation dedicated this year to the topic of: “Europe – Connecting Cultures”.

14 – 18 October 2020

The Blue Sofa. An established classic: our major forum for authors, live on television and digitally.

14 – 16 October 2020

Where can I register for an event?

B2B programme of Frankfurter Buchmesse:

All you need to take part is your My Book Fair Account. Most events do not require an event registration. All events will be streamed in a live session and there is no restriction on the number of participants.

Events organized by exhibitors of the #fbm20 Special Edition:

You can register or participate directly via the link given at the respective event profile in the Calendar of Events.

Events being part of BOOKFEST City:

Please look under BOOKFEST City

FAQ about Matchmaking

Who can participate in the matchmaking?

Digital exhibitors and trade visitors (professionals with a MyBookFair account) of FMB 2020 Special Edition.

How long will the Matchmaking Tool be available?

The Matchmaking Tool will remain available via the app and also as a desktop version until the release of the 2021 Frankfurter Buchmesse App.

How can I participate in the matchmaking?

Create a free account at My Book Fair, in case you have not signed up already.

Does the matchmaking also work on smartphones?

Yes, via the Frankfurter Buchmesse App.

Are my contact details visible to everybody?

No: Your details will only be displayed to a new contact once you have confirmed their contact request.

What about data protection?

The use of the Matchmaking Tool is subject to the European General Data Protection Regulation GDPR.

How can I contact someone via the Matchmaking App?

The Matchmaking App has a chat and a video conference function.

How can I protect myself against unsolicited contact requests?

As with most social media platforms, only people whose contact requests you have confirmed can connect with you. It will be possible to block contacts if necessary.

Is there a contact limit?

10 new contacts can be contacted per day with the matchmaking tool.

Can I meet my usual business partners in the Matchmaking Tool?

Of course, provided they are also registered with My Book Fair and users of the Matchmaking Tool.

FAQ about BOOKFEST digital

When does BOOKFEST digital take place?

All day at 17 October 2020.

What is the BOOKFEST digital?

The new BOOKFEST digital will be a unique cultural show that will be broadcast live on online channels worldwide. Publishers were able to apply for broadcasting slots, which are thematically grouped and moderated for the relevant target groups. This makes BOOKFEST digital an extraordinary platform for current topics and exciting stories for culture and literature fans around the world.

In which languages are the BOOKFEST digital being broadcast?

The festival will take place in German and in English.

On which channels can I view the BOOKFEST digital contributions?

In addition to the BOOKFEST digital website, livestreams will also be available on social media like Facebook and YouTube.

Can the events also be viewed at a later stage?

Yes – all events will be uploaded and available via the Frankfurter Buchmesse YouTube channel.

Does it cost anything to follow the BOOKFEST digital?

No – all the BOOKFEST digital events are free of charge to everybody who is interested.

FAQ about BOOKFEST city

What is BOOKFEST city?

Overview of the programme and a short explanation of what this is can you find here

What hygiene regulations do I have to observe at the BOOKFEST City events?

Hygiene an dinfection prevention measures at BOOKFEST city can be found here.

How can I get tickets for events in the city?

You can register directly under the respective event on the website www.buchmesse.de/bookfest.

Is there a map showing all the locations in the city?

Every event is linked to Google Maps.

Are the locations equipped for the disabled?

Unfortunately, not all locations are barrier-free. For further information, please contact the respective venue directly.

Are there any age restrictions for the events?

The events are mainly aimed at adults, children's events are shown accordingly. Some events have a certain age group as a priority target group - but this is not an exclusion criterion for others.

Is there a bus shuttle to the various locations during Frankfurter Buchmesse?

There is no exclusive bus shuttle. However, all venues can be easily reached by public transport. Current connections can be found at www.rmv.de

FAQ about THE ARTS+

What is THE ARTS+ digital?

THE ARTS+ is the gateway between the publishing and creative industries. On trade visitor days at Frankfurter Buchmesse, THE ARTS+ offers a digital professional programme with master classes and pitches, aligned to daily special topics, such as film, licensing, merchandising, and AR/VR.

What is Pitch your CIP, and how can I participate?

Pitch your CIP is THE ARTS+ platform that brings publishing and content experts together. This closed Facebook group lets you exchange ideas, opening up new marketing potential for creative content. Become part of this diverse B2B community. Find out more here.

FAQ about the ARD Book Fair Stage

What is the ARD book fair stage?

From October 14-18 2020, ARD and its broadcasters will host an extensive programme for the Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition. The entire programme is recorded and broadcast via live stream.

Where can I find the entire programme in the Festhalle?

The complete program and further information can be found here: https://www.buchmesse.de/ard-book-fair-stage

FAQ for private visitors

General FAQ about Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

When does the Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition DIgital take place and how long are the digital offers online?

The Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition Digital is organized by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH and will take place on the Internet from 12 October to 18 October 2020. You can use the exhibitor directory, the event calendar and the matchmaking tool until April, and Frankfurt Rights until the end of June 2021.

On which days will events take place?

There will be events before, during, and after the #fbm20 Special Edition. You can view and search for all the registered events in the Calendar of Events.

Where can I register for an event?

B2B programme of Frankfurter Buchmesse:

All you need to take part is your My Book Fair Account. Most events do not require an event registration. All events will be streamed in a live session and there is no restriction on the number of participants.

Events organized by exhibitors of the #fbm20 Special Edition:

You can register or participate directly via the link given at the respective event profile in the Calendar of Events.

Events being part of BOOKFEST City:

Please look under BOOKFEST City

 

FAQ about BOOKFEST digital

When does BOOKFEST digital take place?

All day at 17 October 2020.

What is the BOOKFEST digital?

The new BOOKFEST digital will be a unique cultural show that will be broadcast live on online channels worldwide. Publishers were able to apply for broadcasting slots, which are thematically grouped and moderated for the relevant target groups. This makes BOOKFEST digital an extraordinary platform for current topics and exciting stories for culture and literature fans around the world.

In which languages are the BOOKFEST digital being broadcast?

The festival will take place in German and in English.

On which channels can I view the BOOKFEST digital contributions?

In addition to the BOOKFEST digital website, livestreams will also be available on social media like Facebook and YouTube.

Can the events also be viewed at a later stage?

Yes – all events will be uploaded and available via the Frankfurter Buchmesse YouTube channel.

Does it cost anything to follow the BOOKFEST digital?

No – all the BOOKFEST digital events are free of charge to everybody who is interested.

FAQ about BOOKFEST city

What is BOOKFEST city?

Overview of the programme and a short explanation of what this is can you find here

What hygiene regulations do I have to observe at the BOOKFEST City events?

Hygiene an dinfection prevention measures at BOOKFEST city can be found here.

How can I get tickets for events in the city?

You can register directly under the respective event on the website www.buchmesse.de/bookfest.

Is there a map showing all the locations in the city?

Every event is linked to Google Maps.

Are the locations equipped for the disabled?

Unfortunately, not all locations are barrier-free. For further information, please contact the respective venue directly.

Are there any age restrictions for the events?

The events are mainly aimed at adults, children's events are shown accordingly. Some events have a certain age group as a priority target group - but this is not an exclusion criterion for others.

Is there a bus shuttle to the various locations during Frankfurter Buchmesse?

There is no exclusive bus shuttle. However, all venues can be easily reached by public transport. Current connections can be found at www.rmv.de

FAQ about the ARD Book Fair Stage

What is the ARD book fair stage?

From October 14-18 2020, ARD and its broadcasters will host an extensive programme for the Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition. The entire programme is recorded and broadcast via live stream.

Where can I find the entire programme in the Festhalle?

The complete program and further information can be found here: https://www.buchmesse.de/ard-book-fair-stage