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* Subject to funding by the German Federal Foreign Office

Publisher workshops hosted by Frankfurter Buchmesse in Central and Eastern Europe have a long tradition that dates back to the early 1990s. A continuation of the successful Summer Academy for publishers from Central and Eastern Europe was planned for the summer of 2022 in Kyiv. Unfortunately, the ongoing war is preventing Frankfurter Buchmesse and its local partners International Book Arsenal Festival und Goethe-Institut Ukraine from carrying out the project as planned.

However, we are offering publishers from Ukraine and neighbouring countries a Special Programme in conjunction with Frankfurter Buchmesse.

The Special Programme for publishers from Ukraine and neighbouring countries is an intensive training and networking opportunity for publishers, editors, licence managers and literary agents from Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. To be eligible, applicants must have at least two years of experience in publishing and a good command of English.

The application phase has been finished. The programme will take place from 17 to 22 October 2022.

These are the participants for the Special Program 2022

Artak Aleksanyan

Newmag publishing house - Artak Aleksanyan

Armenia

Armenia

Local and international non-fiction & fiction

Petra Novakova

Labyrint | Raketa Magazine - Petra Novakova

Czech republic

Czech republic

Children’s books, art books, graphic novels, Raketa magazine

Mariam Aduashvili

Diogene Publishers - Mariam Aduashvili

Georgia

Georgia

Fiction, non-fiction, educational and children's literature, school textbooks, translations

Raisa Sairan Kader

Steppe & World Publishing (Algayat LLC) - Raisa Sairan Kader

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Translation of bestselling international titles into their native KAZAKH language. One of the few publishers in Kazakh language with primary focus on children's books.

Ewa Bolińska-Gostkowska

ZNAK Publishers - Ewa Bolińska-Gostkowska

Poland

Poland

Literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, both Polish and translated, books for children, poetry, philosophy, history, self-help books.

Justyna Karpińska

Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry - Justyna Karpińska

Poland

Poland

Childrens' books, but also classics and cookbooks.

Ileana Achim

Editura Frontiera - Ileana Achim

Romania

Romania

Children's books

Zuzana Dušičková

Zum Zum production, s.r.o. - Zuzana Dušičková

Slovak republic

Slovak republic

Children’s books, novels, but also photography books. The majority of authors from their portfolio are debutants in Slovakia.

Olga Popovych

Kalamar LLC - Olga Popovych

Ukraine

Ukraine

Children books in following area: development of emotional intelligence in young children, formation of social skills, developing ecological habits, collectible art publications.

Natalie Miroshnyk

Vivat Publishing Ltd - Natalie Miroshnyk

Ukraine

Ukraine

Books for children, fiction, non-fiction

Olha Besarab

The Old Lion Publishing House - Olha Besarab

Ukraine

Ukraine

Children's books, fiction, non-fiction

Anton Martynov

Laboratory - Anton Martynov

Ukraine

Ukraine

Fresh and up-to-date western non-fiction and fiction editions, as well as works by competent Ukrainian authors.

Ruslana Koropetska

UA Comix Publishing - Ruslana Koropetska

Ukraine

Ukraine

Ukrainian comics and graphic novels. They expand the boundaries of localization of Ukrainian comics because every title they publish raises issues that will be relevant to everyone, regardless of the country in which you live or the language you speak.

Iryna Shchepina

Vikhola - Iryna Shchepina

Ukraine

Ukraine

Texts written by Ukrainian authors. They started with publishing adult non-fiction: psychology, popular science, lifestyle, travel writing, and others. They have discovered a bunch of new authors in this field and now are going to extend their publishing profile to fiction books.

Liliia Shutiak

The Black Sheep - Liliia Shutiak

Ukraine

Ukraine

Children's literature (bilingual books), art books

Anastasia Leonova

ist publishing - Anastasia Leonova

Ukraine

Ukraine

They focused on translating texts on art theory and history, philosophy of art, sociology of culture and comics. Their editing team holds a particular interest in publishing art books.

Artem Braichenko

izhak publishing - Artem Braichenko

Ukraine

Ukraine

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The programme offers

  • Digital and on-site exchange of information
  • Professional dialogue across national borders
  • Matchmaking events
  • Numerous networking opportunities at Frankfurter Buchmesse

FAQ on the Special Programme

Who can apply?

Important note: The programme is subject to financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Publishers, editors, literary agents as well as rights and licence directors and managers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic and Ukraine are eligible to apply, provided they have at least two years of experience in publishing and a good command of English.

What are the costs and expenses?

Important note: The programme is subject to financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

If the programme is approved, Frankfurter Buchmesse will be able to cover accommodation and a part of the meals while in Frankfurt. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply for a travel grant that covers travel costs to and from Frankfurt.

What is the programme schedule?

Important note: The programme is subject to financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Before the programme in Frankfurt starts, the selected participants will be offered a comprehensive online preparatory seminar with market presentations and tips on “How to do Frankfurt”. The programme in Frankfurt then consists of a one-day seminar with German experts followed by participation in Frankfurter Buchmesse with multiple networking opportunities. Participants will also have free time to organise their own meeting schedules while at the fair.

Is it possible to arrange your own business appointments during the book fair?

Important note: The programme is subject to financial support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Participants will also have free time to organise their own meeting schedules while at the fair.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Niki Théron

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