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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023

Audiobooks, podcasts, audio software and services: The spoken word took centre stage on around 250 square metres in the Frankfurt Audio area (hall 3.1 K61). Exhibitors included international players such as Spotify, Beat Technology, Zebralution, Bookwire, Pozotron, I-Contact, Saga Egmont and Blackstone Publishing Audio and more than 20 German-speaking audio companies.

Discover audio talks and podcasts now in Frankfurter Buchmesse's media library.

 

Adam Fritz, CEO, Pozotron, about Frankfurter Buchmesse

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#fbm22 audio highlights

FBM Masterclasses

Audio-Masterclass with Pozotron

Now available in our media library: In this Masterclass, the team behind US start-up Pozotron presented Pozotron Studio, an AI-Powered software suite designed to make human voiced audiobooks easier to make, more accurate, and more profitable.

Now available in our media library: In this Masterclass, the team behind US start-up Pozotron presented Pozotron Studio, an AI-Powered software suite designed to make human voiced audiobooks easier to make, more accurate, and more profitable.

Learn from the best at the digital masterclasses by Frankfurter Buchmesse. Together with our partners, publishers, exhibitors and industry players, we will present you exciting business cases and expert knowledge.

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Stage at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Publishing Perspectives Forum: Retail Evolution in Audio Publishing

The audio retail landscape is increasingly complex and competitive, with evolving business models and more sales platforms. What do publishers need to to know to make sure their audiobooks reach consumers? On Thursday, 20 October 2022 leading and influential audio professionals discussed today's challenges, dynamics, and trends at the Publishing Perspectives Forum.

The audio retail landscape is increasingly complex and competitive, with evolving business models and more sales platforms. What do publishers need to to know to make sure their audiobooks reach consumers? On Thursday, 20 October 2022 leading and influential audio professionals discussed today's challenges, dynamics, and trends at the Publishing Perspectives Forum.

Speakers at the panel "Retail Evolution in Audio Publishing":

  • Sharon Baiden, Product & Marketing Manager, AkooBooks Audio
  • Nathan Hull, Chief Strategy Officer, Beat Technology
  • Jens Klingelhöfer, CEO & Co-Founder, Bookwire

Moderator: Hannah Johnson, Publisher, Publishing Perspectives

The Publishing Perspectives Forum is a two-day program (19-20 October 2022) curated by the international trade magazine Publishing Perspectives in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse.

To the programme

A stage discussion

Frankfurt Studio: Spotify’s New World of Audiobooks

Now available in our media library: Spotify's VP & Global Head of Audiobooks, Nir Zicherman, discussed how Spotify can grow and reinvent the audiobook space.

Now available in our media library: Spotify's VP & Global Head of Audiobooks, Nir Zicherman, discussed how Spotify can grow and reinvent the audiobook space.

Spotify has begun offering, for the first time, a true audiobook listening experience to its user base of music and podcast fans - and while it’s early days, the company has a vision to substantially grow and reinvent the audiobook space as it did with music and podcasting. VP & Head of Audiobooks, Nir Zicherman, will discuss that vision and the power that Spotify’s approach can bring to authors and publishers, now and in the future. Expect to hear about new features for authors, insights on how Spotify’s audience is engaging with audiobooks, and more. A happy hour will follow the presentation.

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Business Club Happy Hour

Happy Hour at the Audiobook Collective Exhibition

20 October, from 5 pm CEST
Meet old acquaintances and new audio exhibitors and trade visitors at the Happy Hour on Thursday, 20 October from 5 p.m. at the Collective Exhibition Audio Books (Hall 3.1 K 61) in the Frankfurt Audio Area.

20 October, from 5 pm CEST
Meet old acquaintances and new audio exhibitors and trade visitors at the Happy Hour on Thursday, 20 October from 5 p.m. at the Collective Exhibition Audio Books (Hall 3.1 K 61) in the Frankfurt Audio Area.

Participation is free of charge and possible without pre-registration. We look forward to seeing you!

Matthäus Cygan

Get Connected: Ask our Audio Ambassador

New this year is a special service for exhibitors and trade visitors: Matthäus Cygan, Media & Audio Publishing Consultant, will offer networking services with audio companies in the Frankfurt Audio area as Frankfurter Buchmesse's Audio Ambassador during the trade visitor days (19-21 October) at the Collective Exhibition Audio Books (Hall 3.1 K 61).

New this year is a special service for exhibitors and trade visitors: Matthäus Cygan, Media & Audio Publishing Consultant, will offer networking services with audio companies in the Frankfurt Audio area as Frankfurter Buchmesse's Audio Ambassador during the trade visitor days (19-21 October) at the Collective Exhibition Audio Books (Hall 3.1 K 61).

The service is free of charge and is aimed at exhibitors and trade visitors who work in audio publishing or are interested in it.

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Exhibitor Directory

Here you can find all the exhibitors from at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 – including reading samples, reviews and lots of other useful information and links.

Expertise at your fingertips, throughout the year

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Whitepaper

Get access to exclusive insights and latest data on current audio and publishing market developments around the world with our free whitepaper service.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023

Frankfurter Buchmesse's media library

Our media library offers a collection of all the highlights from our events for professional and private audiences. Browse through a wide range of events and discover conferences, readings, talks, podcasts and performances from past fairs.

Trends from the international audio industry

  • Interview

    "Podcasts don’t just allow us to escape the world we find ourselves in - they allow us to find a way to live in, and through, it"

    Clarissa Pabi, Content Development Manager at the international podcast company Acast, talks about the current podcast enthusiasm and provides insights into her daily work: from the successful transformation of an independent books podcast into a no.1 podcast to collaborations with inspiring authors such as Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors.

  • Interview

    “We expect the trend towards screen-free entertainment to intensify"

    Limiting their children's screen time is a wish of many parents. Markus Langer, Chief Product Officer at tonies®, about the future prospects of screen-free entertainment, technological innovations and Boxine's product Toniebox which revolutionises the audio experience for children in various regions worldwide.

  • Interview

    "The audiobook market combines two forms of artistic creation, the content itself and the reading performance."

    Valérie Levy-Soussan, founder of the French audiobook publishing company Audiolib, about her experiences in the French audio industry and significant market changes, trends and challenges from the early start of the 21st century until today.

  • Interview

    "There has never been a better time to start publishing in audio."

    Videl Bar-Kar, Global Head of Audio at Bookwire, about the influence of technological innovations and trends on the audio market and the sigificant growth potential of spoken word formats.

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