New record: The Literary Agents & Scouts Centre is sold out
It is still possible to register for the Publishers Rights Corner.
Frankfurt, 20 March 2018 – The Literary Agents & Scouts Centre at the Frankfurter Buchmesse reports that it is already sold out for October. A new record has been set, with 508 tables sold (2017: 500 tables). This year, 319 agencies from 30 countries have registered for the LitAg. “A trend I have observed is that the number of tables rented per agency increases from year to year. The agencies are bringing more personnel – rights managers and literary agents – to Frankfurt so they can make a larger number of appointments. This great demand shows that nothing can replace face-to-face meetings in the rights and licensing business”, says Riky Stock, who is in charge of the LitAg at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Traditionally, the LitAg has always opened the day before the Frankfurter Buchmesse. www.book-fair.com/litag
Still possible to register for the Publishers Rights Corner
In addition to literary agents and scouts, on the Tuesday before the fair, many rights managers from international publishing houses also arrive in Hall 6.3 of the exhibition grounds – at the Publishers Rights Corner (PRC). Founded in 2016, the PRC offers rights and licensing managers from publishing houses a place to work, making it easier to make appointments with international editors and publishers. “I am so pleased to have the opportunity to work at the Publishers Rights Corner. My very best meetings have taken place there — true story! No crowded hotel lobbies ever again!” says Valgerður Benediktsdóttir, Foreign Rights Director at the publishing house Forlagid (Iceland), about the PRC.
Contact for the Publisher Rights Corner
Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc.
Tel.: +1 212 794 2851
About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,300 exhibitors from 102 countries, around 286,000 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. Founded in 2016, THE ARTS+ is a business festival for creatives, investors, publishers, museums and tech companies that takes place at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. www.book-fair.com
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