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Deadline to apply is 30 April 2017

Frankfurt am Main, 8 March 2017 – Exchanging experiences, professionalisation, internationalisation – with the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme, the Frankfurter Buchmesse has made these three goals a top priority. The Frankfurter Buchmesse’s renowned programme is entering its 20th year: Since 1998, it has been promoting the exchange of information and networking between international publishers, editors, agents and licensing managers. Applications for the programme are now being accepted, and the deadline to apply is 30 April 2017. In addition to rights managers, publishers and editors in particular are encouraged to apply.

“For me, as a young publisher, the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme was my point of entry into the international publishing scene. Here I could have conversations with publishing colleagues from around the world and learn exciting things about sectors and markets which I only had limited exposure to in my day-to-day work. In the process, the Frankfurt Fellowship has developed into a global professional network that continues to benefit me in my work”, says Michael Zöllner, publishing CEO of Klett-Cotta Verlag.

This year’s Frankfurt Fellowship Programme will take place from 1 to 15 October 2017. The programme includes visits to publishers and booksellers in Frankfurt, Berlin and one additional city. As part of their visit, which culminates in participation in the Frankfurter Buchmesse (11-15 October 2017), Frankfurt Fellows learn about various book markets, take part in matchmaking events and expand their network.

Applicants should have several years experience in the publishing industry and a good command of English. The application form and other relevant information about applying to the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2017 is available here.

Application materials

Applications must include the completed application formula, three letters of recommendation from international business associates as well as a recommendation from the management of the applicant’s own publishing house.

Please send your complete application via regular post to the address given on the application form and via e-mail to the address indicated below.
• Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka:
German Book Office (GBO) New Delhi
Ms Prashasti Rastogi
• China, Hong Kong, Taiwan:
Book Information Centre (BIZ) Beijing
Ms Yingxing Gong
• Russia:
Book Information Centre (BIZ) Moscow
Ms Anastasia Milekhina
• USA, English-speaking Canada:
Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc.
Ms Grace Moss
• Other countries:
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Ms Niki Théron

About the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme
The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme was created on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurter Buchmesse. So far, the programme has provided lasting benefits to more than 300 participants from 55 countries. Annual meetings between former Frankfurt Fellows at the Frankfurter Buchmesse and abroad ensure lively exchanges and long-lasting contacts.

About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,150 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 278,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers - in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Frankfurter Buchmesse has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurter Buchmesse organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurter Buchmesse offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138,
Kathrin Grün, Head of PR and Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170,
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