5 March 2021
Publishers can now register for the 73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse (20–24 October 2021). Dedicated to the topic “re:connect”, this year’s book fair is planned as an in-person event with additional digital formats, and can be flexibly adapted to pandemic-related developments. The focus will be on the international rights business and public events. This year’s Guest of Honour is Canada.
19 February 2021
On 4 March 2021, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will present – in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse – ten high quality books especially well-suited to screen adaptation at "Books at Berlinale". The pitch event, which has been spotlighting current new releases and bestsellers every year since 2006, will take place online for the first time on its 15th anniversary.
13 November 2020
The Frankfurt Book Fair has started a process of modernising its concept. The aim is to ensure the continued existence of the Fair at the Frankfurt/M. location in the long term.
17 October 2020
Solidarity with France after the attack on teacher: "We must stand together as a free and open Society"
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and Frankfurter Buchmesse are shaken by the fatal attack on a teacher in France.
Please find a joint statement on this page.
14 October 2020
From Frankfurt to the world: 72nd Frankfurter Buchmesse goes on the air with 260 hours of programming
More than 750 participants across all channels / Approximately 4,400 digital exhibitors from 103 countries / 2,100 events during the week of the fair / buchmesse.de serves as a digital showcase for the global book industry
14 October 2020
Players from across the publishing industry are being invited to pledge their commitment to the future by signing a new Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact, launched today at the start of Frankfurter Buchmesse.
12 October 2020
Under the motto “Signals of Hope: New Perspectives for a Stronger Future”, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s new all-digital Frankfurt Conference kicks off today, marking the start to the Special Edition book fair week.
8 October 2020
The winning titles of the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards have been chosen: I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Unorthodox, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and French New Wave
Special Mention goes to Antigone by Sophie Deraspe | Appearance of Maria Schrader, Charlie Kaufman and Caroline Link in the livestream award ceremony.
7 October 2020
This year’s Weltempfang – Frankfurter Buchmesse’s centre for politics, literature and translation – is dedicated to the topic “Europe – Connecting Cultures”. The programme includes highly topical issues, such as the role of culture, literature and politics in the coronavirus crisis, and debates about displacement, migration and racism. The Weltempfang events will be broadcast each day of the fair at www.buchmesse.de/weltempfang and on Frankfurter Buchmesse's YouTube channel. The opening event will take place on Wednesday, 14 October at 5.30 pm, on the ARD Book Fair Stage in the Festhalle.
5 October 2020
Award-winning author Bernardine Evaristo to give keynote speech at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s online conference
Bernardine Evaristo will be a keynote speaker at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s online conference, heading up the Publishing Insights track that takes place online at www.buchmesse.de/conference2020 on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.
30 September 2020
THE ARTS+ Boost Your Creative Content presents Maja Lunde, Cameron Bailey and other experts from the creative industry
In 2020, the THE ARTS+ program features many exciting speakers and topics. In addition, the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards Jury has just announced the shortlist for 2020.
24 September 2020
The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced Canada’s virtual programming for this year’s special edition, in a video message today. The minister was joined virtually by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Canadian Ambassador to Germany and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe, Juergen Boos, President of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, and Caroline Fortin, President of Canada FBM2020.
21 September 2020
Like no other happening in the publishing industry, Frankfurter Buchmesse leads the way in activating global networks, opening up future markets and putting both sector-specific and socio-political issues on the agenda. That will be truer than ever in 2020, the year of corona, as demonstrated by the fair’s thousands of digital exhibitors from approximately 85 countries (as of 20 September 2020). TAlong with this, the book fair will offer ca. 70 hours of professional programme with acclaimed guests, including James Daunt, Ananth Padmanabhan and Jenny Fry and will be a celebration of literature online and in Frankfurt with Karin Slaughter, Elizabeth Gilbert, Irvine Welsh and many more. A press kit with further infomation is available on the press material page.
21 September 2020
Literary inspiration and exciting interactions – BOOKFEST programme lets the Special Edition shine, digitally and on site
Every October, culture fans celebrate together at BOOKFEST. This year, the popular festival will take place physically as BOOKFEST city and, for the first time, virtually as BOOKFEST digital – allowing an even bigger and more colourful celebration of stars from the international cultural and literary scene. BOOKFEST city (14–18 October) will offer almost 80 events over all five days of the fair at many locations throughout Frankfurt. BOOKFEST digital will light up screens on 17 October from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, with approximately 28 hours of highly diverse programming on two channels. Admission or access to both formats is free of charge.
17 September 2020
Frankfurter Buchmesse and the International Publishers Association partner to host a series of events on current issues and trends in publishing
Freedom to publish, diversity in the book industry, European Accessibility Act and Global Publishing Industry Report 2020 / With: Prix Voltaire laureate 2020 and speakers from IPA, WIPO, FEP, European Commission and Amnesty International
17 September 2020
Frankfurter Buchmesse and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the UN agency specializing in promoting innovation and creativity, are partnering to ensure that intellectual property issues are respected and promoted in the creative sector and in the international media and entertainment industries.
16 September 2020
New online formats: Frankfurt Conference, Market Insights, Curated Networking, The Hof / Speakers include: James Daunt, Ananth Padmanabhan, Jenny Fry, Andrew Nurnberg, Anna Soler-Pont, Magnus Nytell, Videl Bar-Kar, Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen
15 September 2020
Frankfurt International Booksellers – applications now being accepted for new digital Frankfurter Buchmesse programme
Booksellers from all over the world can now apply to participate in the new digital programme Frankfurt International Booksellers offered by Frankfurter Buchmesse (14–18 October 2020). Organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse with financial support from Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, the programme is designed for booksellers who stock foreign-language titles in their bookshops. Applications being accepted until 28 September 2020.
8 September 2020
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – Special Edition: online and in the city of Frankfurt, but without traditional on-site exhibition
Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020) will take place this year: with an extensive digital programme for publishing professionals, exciting online events at BOOKFEST digital for an international readership, as well as live events in Frankfurt on the ARD Book Fair Stage in the Festhalle and some 80 events as part of BOOKFEST city. The book fair’s traditional on-site exhibition is being cancelled this year due to the corona pandemic, since current travel restrictions would prevent numerous country stands from being realised as planned. In addition, the quarantine requirements that will be enforced on 1 October 2020 make it virtually impossible for European exhibitors and trade visitors to participate.
6 August 2020
The submissions period for the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards is open: Until 28 August 2020, publishers and production and media companies may submit their proposals for the Film Awards for the categories "Best Literary Adaptation", "Best Adaptation for Children or Young Adults" and "Best Illustrated Book on Film".
30 July 2020
The new Frankfurt Audio white paper “Audiobooks: Taking the World by Storm” by audio expert Linda Lee provides facts and figures on current developments in the audiobook market around the globe.
15 July 2020
Winners are five young female publishers with books, podcasts and events / No international Wildcard awarded due to travel restrictions
14 July 2020
German publishers Aufbau, C.H.Beck, Klett-Cotta and Suhrkamp to participate in Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020
Renowned German publishers Aufbau, C.H.Beck, Klett-Cotta and Suhrkamp will be taking part in Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020) with a joint stand.
10 July 2020
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – Special Edition
Digital offers for exhibitors, trade visitors and literature lovers / Federal government provides funding / Press briefing on 14 July
10 July 2020
German Minister of State and Culture Commissioner Monika Grütters is supporting the Frankfurter Buchmesse with 4 million euros from the country’s NEUSTART KULTUR stimulus package.
7 July 2020
Originally planned for 2020, Canada’s presentation as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse (14–18 October 2020) has been postponed until 2021 due to the changed conditions caused by Covid-19.
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