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2021

  • German Stories_Thessaloniki2021

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    Interview on the Guest of Honour appearance at the Thessaloniki Book Fair 2021: "International book fairs are indispensable points of reference"

    This year, German-speaking literature is going to be the Guest of Honour at the Thessaloniki Book Fair (25-28 November 2021). We spoke to Niki Théron, Senior Manager International Projects at Frankfurter Buchmesse, Christoph Hassenzahl, Senior Rights Manager at Suhrkamp Verlag/Insel Verlag and Christian Ruzicska, publisher at Secession Verlag für Literatur, about what they expect to see at the Thessaloniki Book Fair, and what the public can look forward to.

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    Joint statement by Frankfurter Buchmesse and the German Publishers and Booksellers Association on the cancellation by authors

    Joint statement by Frankfurter Buchmesse and the German Publishers and Booksellers Association on the cancellation by authors

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    Interview with Alexander Cuntz, Head of the Creative Economy Section at the World Intellectual Property Organization

    Artists are key to the success of the creative industries. Understanding how the COVID 19 crisis affects their financial situation is crucial for designing the right policies. Original WIPO research explores this question and identifies most vulnerable groups among them. Alexander Cuntz from the World Intellectual Property Organization will explain the research findings and give a preview of the presentation of the WIPO Publishing Industry Report on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, at 11 am. in the Frankfurter Buchmesse professional programme.

  • Digital Cross Over

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    Digital Cross Over Final Presentation

    The final results of the Digital Cross Over project on cross-sector innovation in the creative and artistic sector were presented online on 15 June. The stream of the final presentation is now available to watch online.

  • Laura Prinsloo

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    "Children's book publishers will need to incorporate technology in their publications"

    How has the Indonesian children's and youth media market changed since the country's appearance as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2015? Which are the emerging media trends for young people in Indonesia? Read more about this exciting market in our interview with Laura Prinsloo, Chair of the Indonesian National Book Committee and Director of Kesaint Blanc Publishing and Printing.

  • Friederike Fuxen

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    "Each personal encounter has been engaging."

    At the beginning of July, the pitching event "Shoot the Book!", which brings publishers and international producers seeking future projects together, took place as part of the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival. Friederike Fuxen, Rights Director at Loewe Verlag, participated in the event - organised by SCELF and the Institut français and in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse – for the first time. Of the 12 titles selected, she presented "Ruby Fairygale", the only children's book, and talks in this interview about her many wonderful experiences and encounters at the Croisette.

  • Yihfen Chou, head editor at Heryin Books, Taiwan.

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    “Gaming has deeply influenced the children”

    What does the everyday media life of children and young people in Taiwan look like? What cross-media strategies do the publishers there have? An interview with Yihfen Chou, head editor at Heryin Books, Taiwan.

  • Re:connect

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    Re:connect in Frankfurt – Frankfurter Buchmesse at a glance

    As the leading trade fair for the international publishing and content industry, Frankfurter Buchmesse (20-24 October 2021) is further developing its in-person events and digital offerings.

  • Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Aldus Up

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    EU project: Europe is looking for homogeneous statistics on reading and translation.

    Two studies by Aldus Up, the European book fairs network co-founded in the framework of the Creative Europe programme and coordinated by the Italian Publishers Association (AIE), which were published on the network's platform on 16 June during the Bologna Children's Book Fair show: Europe is not united yet when it comes to statistics on the book world. From reading habits to translations data, each country performs surveys independently, making it difficult to carry out an overall analysis of trends.

  • Margit Walsø

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    „Technology can actually help improve translations“

    An interview with Margit Walsø, director of NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) and chair of the network ENLIT (European Network For Literary Translation). Frankfurter Buchmesse is one of the founding members.