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7 December 2021

Preparing To Gather Again at Jakarta Content Week 2021

The second edition of JakTent (10-14 November 2021) will be presented as a hybrid format / The Aim is to make Jakarta a melting point and an axis of the creative industry in the Asia Pacific region.

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24 October 2021

Guest of Honour Canada presents GuestScroll to Spain – Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

On the last day of Frankfurter Buchmesse, the current Guest of Honour traditionally says “good bye” by presenting the coming year’s Guest of Honour with the GuestScroll. During a festive ceremony held in the Festhalle on the fairgrounds today (24 October), Caroline Fortin, representing Canada as the 2020/2021 Guest of Honour, handed over the GuestScroll to Maria José Gálvez, director general of Books and Reading Promotion in Spain’s Ministry of Culture and Sport.

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24 October 2021

73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse: New start for the book industry, joy of reconnecting, and controversy over freedom of expression and its limits

Die 73. Frankfurter Buchmesse (20.-24. Oktober 2021) setzte für die Kulturbranche ein wichtiges Zeichen in der Pandemie. Dank eines umfangreichen Hygienekonzeptes konnte sich das Fach- und das Privatpublikum unter dem Motto “Re:connect” wieder sicher begegnen. 36.000 Fachbesucher*innen aus 105 Ländern und 37.500 Leser*innen aus 85 Ländern hat die Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 als die erste große Präsenzveranstaltungen der internationalen Buchbranche erreicht. Insgesamt 2013 Unternehmen aus 80 Ländern präsentierten sich in den Hallen, im LitAg, an den neuen Workstations oder als digitale Aussteller*innen im Netz. Insgesamt 2.500 Medienvertreter*innen aus 39 Ländern waren für die diesjährige Frankfurter Buchmesse akkreditiert.

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20 October 2021

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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19 October 2021

73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse: Back to business, but not (yet) back to normal

Canadian Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon opens Frankfurter Buchmesse | 2,000 companies from 80 countries exhibit on site | Spotlight on over 300 authors | Guest of Honour Canada creates first hybrid pavilion | Focus topic: “How do we want to live our lives?” | International industry leaders participate in “Frankfurt Studio – Inside Publishing” trade programme

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15 October 2021

THE ARTS+ 2021 in the Forum: STARTS Day, crypto art and LOOPs

With THE ARTS+, Frankfurter Buchmesse is once again making space for media art and moving images, for innovative media developments on the future of the creative industries worldwide. THE ARTS+ area can be found in the Forum, Level 0 from 20 to 24 October 2021.

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14 October 2021

Frankfurt Studio: Inside Publishing – The Resilience of Publishing, Innovation, Key Markets, and Independent Publishing

In diesem Jahr startet die Frankfurter Buchmesse das Fachprogramm "Frankfurt Studio: Inside Publishing", das von Mittwoch bis Freitag (20. bis 22. Oktober 2021) live und vor Ort auf der Messe ein vielfältiges Programm bietet. Die Messebesucher*innen können das Programm auf einer großen LED-Leinwand auf der Agora, der Freifläche zwischen den Messehallen, verfolgen während Zuschauer*innen die Veranstaltungen auf der Homepage der Frankfurter Buchmesse unter buchmesse.de sehen können.

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11 October 2021

Global 50 CEO Talk 2021Consolidation, Consumers and Communities

Beim Global 50 CEO Talk am 20, Oktober 2021 teilen zwei renommierte Gastredner*innen vor dem Hintergrund des aktuellen „Global 50“ Verlagsranking ihre Einschätzungen und Perspektiven: Die New Yorker Investment Bankerin Robin Warner von Oaklin DeSilva+Philips, und Klaus Driever von der Münchner Allianz Gruppe, einem der führenden integrierten Finanzdienstleister weltweit.

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11 October 2021

The Governor General of Canada to open Frankfurter Buchmesse

The Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, will travel to Frankfurt from 19 to 21 October 2021, where she will represent Canada, the Guest of Honour at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse (20-24 October 2021).The Governor General will speak at the opening ceremony and the opening of the Canadian pavilion. This will be Her Excellency’s first visit abroad since being installed as the 30th Governor General of Canada on July 26, 2021.

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28 September 2021

Re:connect – 73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse to bring global publishing industry back together

200 authors will present their new titles / Hygiene and safety are top priority / Canada will have first-ever hybrid Guest of Honour presence / “How do we want to live?” to serve as focus theme for ARD Book Fair Stage and ARTE / Frankfurt Studio professional programme and festival

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20 September 2021

Digital programme running up to Frankfurter Buchmesse: Introducing Masterclasses by #fbm21 and partners / Frankfurt Conference with Siv Bublitz, Cyrus Kheradi, Peter Warwick and many more.

Under the motto Re:connect, the international publishing industry will come together at Frankfurter Buchmesse (20-24 October 2021). An all-digital professional programme will take place in the run-up to the book fair week from 11 to 15 October 2021 for the first time. Tickets for Frankfurt Conference go on sale on 22 September 2021. Registration for various formats, which are in part free of charge, is already open.

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1 September 2021

Digital, hybrid and in person: A look at the trade programme for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021

Digital: Frankfurt Conference, Master Classes and The Hof to precede Frankfurter Buchmesse / Hybrid: WIPO Publishing Industry Report, International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing, and Global CEO Talk in the Frankfurt Studio Inside Publishing programme / Premiere for STARTS Day / On site: new Education Forum in Hall 3.1

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7 July 2021

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.

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7 July 2021

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.

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16 June 2021

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.

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8 June 2021

GINT Translation Competition: Call out to emerging translators interested in translating texts in the humanities and social sciences

The Geisteswissenschaften International Nonfiction Translation Prize (GINT) is being launched for the fifth time. The competition is open to applicants who have not yet translated more than one complete book from German into English. The three prizewinners will be announced in mid-September and will be invited to participate in a virtual Science Slam at Frankfurter Buchmesse (20-24 October 2021).

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6 May 2021

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.

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30 March 2021

WIPO’s ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing

Nominations are now open for the Accessible Book Consortium’s International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing, which recognizes a publisher and a project initiative that each demonstrate outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled.

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8 March 2021

Frankfurter Buchmesse opens registration for exhibitors

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.

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19 February 2021

"Books at Berlinale" 2021 to be presented digitally on its 15th anniversary

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.

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2020

16 December 2020

Restructuring at Frankfurter Buchmesse complete

The restructuring announced by Frankfurter Buchmesse in November has been completed: corporate structures have been streamlined and the announced reduction in headcount has largely been concluded.

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13 November 2020

Frankfurter Buchmesse repositions itself for the future

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.

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18 October 2020

#fbm20: Virtual voices, digital diversity

BOOKFEST digital with 1.5 million views on Facebook alone / Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – Special Edition reaches 200,000 people worldwide with various formats on buchmesse.de

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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.

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16 October 2020

#fbm20: Taking stock after the trade visitor days

Until today 148,000 users from 183 countries used the fair’s digital offerings

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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

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14 October 2020

Launch of the SDG Publishers Compact: Inviting publishers to make a more sustainable future

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.

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12 October 2020

All-digital Frankfurt Conference kicks off Special Edition book fair week

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.

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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.

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8 October 2020

Literature takes the stage!

International authors and artists will appear - in person or remotely - on the ARD Book Fair stage of Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020).

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