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Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc.

The Frankfurt Book Fair New York – formerly known as the German Book Office, or GBO – was founded in 1998 and is one of four international business offices of Frankfurter Buchmesse. We present the Frankfurter Buchmesse throughout the year and are your liason for all Frankfurter Buchmesse related matters – on both the business and cultural side.

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Your Portal to the US Publishing Market

We bring the U.S. and German publishing industries together through our diverse portfolio of business and cultural projects. With funding from the Federal Foreign Office, we are able to conduct our many cultural projects, which aim to promote German literature in the US; this includes organizing and facilitating Festival Neue Literatur each year, holding Book of the Month selections with raffles for readers, and spearheading the US jury of New Books in German. In addition, we publish Publishing Perspectivesan online business magazine covering the trends, people, and companies shaping the global book industry. We are industry experts and literary ambassadors, as well as your liaison for partnership endeavors in the global literary publishing world.

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Highlighted projects and events

Literary Agents and Scouts Centre (LitAg)

Meet with Rights Professionals from around the world to buy and sell great books.

Meet with Rights Professionals from around the world to buy and sell great books.

An exclusive workspace for literary agents, scouts, and their clients during Frankfurter Buchmesse.

New Books in German

A high-quality magazine in which we recommend contemporary untranslated books from Germany, Austria and Switzerland - an excellent source for American editors.

A high-quality magazine in which we recommend contemporary untranslated books from Germany, Austria and Switzerland - an excellent source for American editors.

Featuring new and noteworthy German titles, the "New Books in German" periodical is published twice a year. The titles are chosen by an independent jury in London and our U.S. Jury in New York.

Publishing Perspectives

Publishing Perspectives is an online business magazine that follows the trends, people, and companies shaping the global book industry.

Publishing Perspectives is an online business magazine that follows the trends, people, and companies shaping the global book industry.

From the cutting edge of digital innovations to on-the-ground insights into global publishing markets, our editorial coverage provides a window into the industry unlike any other, with a network of correspondents and publishing experts who live and work around the world.

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Publishers Rights Corner

Publishing houses can book a table here for their rights meetings on the Tuesday before the fair.

Publishing houses can book a table here for their rights meetings on the Tuesday before the fair.

Book your table in the Publishers Rights Corner if you want to hold your meetings with international publishers in a focused environment.

Children’s Books Salon New York

International networking and a richly varied programme of events – welcome to the Children’s Books Salon. From 12-14 February 2019, 26 international participants from 13 countries gathered in New York. They were children’s book publishers, editors, rights and license managers, along with representatives of NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad), FILI (Finnish Literature Exchange) and the Dutch Foundation for Translations.

International networking and a richly varied programme of events – welcome to the Children’s Books Salon. From 12-14 February 2019, 26 international participants from 13 countries gathered in New York. They were children’s book publishers, editors, rights and license managers, along with representatives of NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad), FILI (Finnish Literature Exchange) and the Dutch Foundation for Translations.

The three-day-long event included visits to publishers, including Abrams, Scholastic and Penguin Random House, along with a trip to a children’s book store. Highlights included podium discussions, expert presentations, and a matchmaking event with 17 American children’s book publishers represented. The concept of this international networking event, which included the opportunity to meet the editors behind the books, was once again proven a success in the second year of the Children’s Book Salon, organized by Frankfurt Book Fair New York, German Book Office and Publishing Perspectives.

Past events

January 15-16, 2019, at the Goethe-Institut New York

The two-day event for a group of representatives from Oslo Literary Agency, Cappelen Damm Agency, Stilton Literary Agency, Northern Stories, Winje Agency, Immaterial Agents, and Magikon featured panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Books to Film: Book Sales Trends in the US
  • Agents Share Best Practices
  • Acquiring Editors: Inside the Acquisitions Process
  • Booksellers’ Perspectives on the US Market
  • Extending Brands Beyond Books: Licensing Opportunities and Book Marketing in an Oversaturated Market
     

Furthermore, a video conference and discussion with AmazonCrossing as well as a bookstore visit and a visit at the Capult offices took place and enhanced networking. At the publishing house, the participants met with the founder of the publishing house Catapult, Lit Hub (Literary Hub) and Electric Lit. The two-day workshop was jointly organised by Frankfurt Book Fair New York, Publishing Perspectives, the German Book Office New York, NORLA and Innovation Norway.

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Festival Neue Literatur

From 28 - 31 March 2019, we were celebrating the 10th anniversary of our festival by honoring the works of our featured authors under this year's theme, "In Memory We Trust”. Festival Neue Literatur is the first and only festival to spotlight German-language and American fiction side by side.

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Emerging Media & English Language Markets

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