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    Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 set to take place

    Statement by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse


30 July 2020

Frankfurter Buchmesse publishes new white paper on audiobook markets around the globe

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.

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15 July 2020

Frankfurter Buchmesse Wildcard: The winner is the publishing newcomer from Munich, &Töchter

Winners are five young female publishers with books, podcasts and events / No international Wildcard awarded due to travel restrictions

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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.

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10 July 2020

Frankfurter Buchmesse presents its digital concept

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – Special Edition
Digital offers for exhibitors, trade visitors and literature lovers / Federal government provides funding / Press briefing on 14 July

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10 July 2020

German government provides Frankfurter Buchmesse with 4 million euros

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.

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7 July 2020

Canada's physical presentation in Frankfurt postponed to 2021

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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23 June 2020

Shining at the heart of Frankfurter Buchmesse: BOOKFEST digital celebrates the “Literaturherbst” 2020 autumn literature festival

Call for Ideas – Publishers and partners are invited to help shape the Frankfurter Buchmesse virtual programme | Ideas can be submitted via until 15 July 2020 | Participation is free.

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22 June 2020

Frankfurter Buchmesse Publishers' Tour Cannes 2020 meets at the Marché du Film Online

The Marché du Film of the Cannes International Film Festival takes place online | Frankfurter Buchmesse enables 11 publishing companies and agencies from five countries to take part in the virtual Shoot the Book! programme by SCELF and Institut Français on 25 and 26 June 2020

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18 June 2020

Frankfurter Buchmesse not affected by the mass events ban’s extension

AUMA: Trade fairs in Germany will take place as of September.

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15 June 2020

Frankfurt Book Fair New York/German Book Office: „Children´s Books on Tour: Kids recommend German Stories“ initiative brings german literature to the world

The Frankfurt Book Fair New York/German Book Office just announced it is kicking off a campaign to showcase new German children's books.

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27 May 2020

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 set to take place

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 will take place. A decision to that effect was made today by the Supervisory Board of BBG (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Beteiligungsgesellschaft / German Publishers & Booksellers Association). The book fair is planned to be held on the fairgrounds, throughout the city and virtually.

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12 May 2020

It’s a match! Frankfurter Buchmesse and THE ARTS+ launch new format "Pitch your CIP – Where your content becomes a game, a book, a film" on Facebook

The closed Facebook group "Pitch your CIP" now supports publishing and content professionals from the creative industries in trading in Creative Intellectual Property (CIP) and building partnerships.

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20 April 2020

Frankfurt Audio: call for participation

This year, Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020) will once again be putting audio content, services and products into the spotlight with Frankfurt Audio and is giving away three free 30-minute stage slots on the Frankfurt Audio Stage on the trade visitor days of the fair.

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16 April 2020

BOOKFEST Call for Participation: Submission deadline extended until 31 May 2020

We understand that planning such as this falls into an uncertain time period and so we are therefore extending the submission deadline for the BOOKFEST Call for Participation to 31 May 2020. Publishers and partners are invited to submit their ideas for the festival of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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26 March 2020

Applications are open for the 2020 Frankfurter Buchmesse Frankfurt Fellowship and the Invitation Programme

Young publishing professionals from the areas of children's and young adult publishing, such as publishers, literary agents, editors and rights and licensing managers, are encouraged to apply before 30 April 2020.

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27 February 2020

BOOKFEST 2020: Call for Participation open now

The application period is now open for BOOKFEST 2020, which will once again take place as part of Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020). Publishers and partners are invited to submit their ideas by 30 April 2020.

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24 February 2020

Creators for future: Win a stand at Frankfurter Buchmesse with the Wildcard

Activists from publishing, edtech start-ups, etc. can compete for a Wildcard until 31 May 2020.

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13 February 2020

"Tomorrows Versus Yesterdays. How Creatives Can Fix the Future" – visionary Andrew Keen to speak at Berlinale’s EFM Horizon event

Andrew Keen, bestselling author, "The Antichrist of Silicon Valley", and one of the first to point out the dangers of the internet for culture and society, will speak at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale, as part of the European Film Market’s Horizon programme.

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24 January 2020

Exclusive offer for publishers and agencies: Frankfurter Buchmesse Publishers’ Tour Cannes 2020

Participation in a two-day programme (18–19 May 2020) at the Cannes Film Festival / Application deadline 14 February 2020

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21 January 2020

"Books at Berlinale" 2020: Twelve International Literary Works in Search of Film Producers

On February 24, at the "Books at Berlinale" pitching event, a co-operation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will once again present twelve exceptional works of literature that are particularly well-suited to adaptation for the screen. "Books at Berlinale", which has been placing a spotlight on recent publications and bestsellers every year since 2006, gives film producers the opportunity to come into contact with renowned and internationally active publishers and literary agents who hold the film rights to the books in question.

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5 November 2019

THE ARTS+ Innovation Day 2019

On Thursday, 17 October 2019, the German Publishers & Booksellers Group organised THE ARTS+ Innovation Day at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The most important item on the agenda: the founding of the Content Innovation Council (CIC), designed to actively support Europe’s cultural and creative sectors as they respond to the challenges resulting from digital transformation.

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23 October 2019

THE ARTS+/B3 Future of Culture Festival 2019: Inspiring trade event and crowd-puller

On Sunday, 20 October 2019, the premiere of THE ARTS+/B3 came to a successful conclusion in Frankfurt/Main. Some 147,000 visitors experienced a compelling combination of creative media projects, groundbreaking digital art, inspiring conference programme and international network meeting for the creative sector.

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21 October 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse ends with significant increase in visitors

The 71st Frankfurter Buchmesse ended today, with a significant increase in the number of visitors of 8.3 percent at the weekend and a rise of 3.7 percent on the trade visitor days. In 2019, the fair welcomed a total of 302,267 visitors, an increase of 6.0 percent compared to last year.

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19 October 2019

And the winners are … The Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards and the B3 BEN Awards

Tomorrow, 19 October at 8 pm, the Award Show of the B3 BEN & Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2019 will take place. State Secretary Ayse Asar (HMWK), Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, and Prof Bernd Kracke (HfG/B3) are expecting Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen to attend the award gala. Artist Lena Chena, director Hans Petter Moland and many other guests will also be there to receive their awards.

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19 October 2019

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2020: Here are the nominees

Next year, 237 candidates from 67 countries will be in the running for the world’s largest and most prestigious children’s literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. This was announced today by the ALMA jury member Mats Kempe on the Frankfurt Kids Stage of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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17 October 2019

"Life is about making a difference" – Successful start of Frankfurter Buchmesse’s CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION campaign

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom”, appealed Gina Belafonte at the opening panel of the CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION Talks. Along with many other outstanding speakers – such as Memory Banda, Jennifer Clement, Lena Chen, Phyllis Omido, Tea Uglow, Jochen Sandig and Adrian Wooton – she set an impressive tone for the CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION campaign.

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16 October 2019

Netflix announces three new Original series based on books at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Anxious People by Swedish author Fredrik Backman / Tyll by German novelist Daniel Kehlmann / The Forty Rules of Love by Turkish writer Elif Shafak

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15 October 2019

Security at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

Small bags – be prepared: tips for a safe visit to the fair.

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15 October 2019

71st Frankfurter Buchmesse in times of fundamental change

The 71st Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) will take place against the background of global political and social upheaval. Read here the press release for the Opening Press Conference with Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Laureate in Literature, and Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO.

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14 October 2019

Nobel Laureate in Literature to speak at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Olga Tokarczuk, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature only announced last week, will talk about the political responsibility of authors at the Opening Press Conference of Frankfurter Buchmesse on 15 October 2019. The Polish writer is one of the most important contemporary European authors. Her work has been translated into 37 languages and has received numerous awards.

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