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There is always something new to discover about the world’s largest content fair. Here is where you can find out more about current fair events and contests, as well as read relevant interviews with interesting people.

2021

  • 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.

  • Raquel Menezes, director of the Brazilian publishing house Oficina Raquel

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    "Vacillating between hope and sadness, between discouragement and hyperactivity"

    In the past months Frankfurter Buchmesse organised several digital workshops for publishers from Latin America, Arabic-language countries, Africa and Southeast Asia to support the participants in selling rights internationally – especially in times of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We asked Raquel Menezes, Director of Oficina Raquel in Brazil, to share her insights into the Brazilian market and how she benefited from the Frankfurt Rights International workshop held by Frankfurter Buchmesse.

  • Genoveva Muñoz

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    „The word that best describes the current situation is Reinvention.”

    In the past several months, Frankfurter Buchmesse organised digital workshops for publishers from Latin America, Arabic-language countries, Africa and Southeast Asia to support the participants in selling rights internationally – especially in times of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We asked Genoveva Muñoz, publisher of La Cifra Editorial in Mexico, to share her insights on the Mexican market and how she benefited from the Frankfurt Rights International workshop held by Frankfurter Buchmesse.

  • Neustart Kultur

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    Renewed funding from the German government’s NEUSTART KULTUR programme gives exhibitors financial planning security

    Exhibitors can now register for the 73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse. Thanks to additional funds from the German government’s NEUSTART KULTUR programme, the terms of cancellation can now be updated so that exhibitors will bear no financial risk from the impact of the global pandemic.

  • Matthias Röder

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    "Those who innovate will thrive"

    The Corona pandemic has catalysed the digitalisation of music institutions. All those who have been able to adjust to the new situation, will certainly be in a stronger position for the future. In this interview, Matthias Röder, Managing Director of the Karajan Institute, talks about the opportunities and challenges of music in relation to technology and why every cultural institution needs a digital strategy.

  • Juergen Boos and Andreas Rötzer

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    Juergen Boos in conversation with Andreas Rötzer

    Publishing is a form of sincerity, says Andreas Rötzer (head of the publisher Matthes & Seitz Berlin since 2004), and an independent publishing house will only succeed if it is able to build trust in the quality of its books. In conversation with Juergen Boos, director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Andreas Rötzer tells us how he has managed to do this time and time again.

  • Burcu Ünsal Çeküç, Literary Agent of KALEM Agency

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    "Bookstagrammer play an important role for parents in Turkey"

    Digitization, pandemics, refugees - against this backdrop, what is the current state of the Turkish children's book market? Here's an interview with Burcu Ünsal Çeküç, literary agent at the Kalem Agency in Istanbul.

  • Kay Meseberg

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    "Inviting the audience to get active"

    The distribution, creation and production of content is more hybrid than ever before. What role will consumers play in the future and how will technologies such as Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality influence experiences and business models? In an interview with Kay Meseberg, Head of Mission Innovation at ARTE, we talked about cross-sector links and the particularities of the cultural audiovisual sector.

  • Thilo Schmid, Geschäftsführer Verlagsgruppe Oetinger

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    “An unusual approach for the book industry”

    From book to film to game … and vice versa! In almost no other segment of the publishing industry are stories and characters being developed and promoted as innovatively as in books for children and young adults. Time for an interview with Thilo Schmid, managing director at Verlagsgruppe Oetinger and award-winning publisher of the group’s migo imprint!