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Further education and networking programme for international booksellers to take place online / Deadline for applications: 28 September 2020

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. The goal is to promote an exchange between international booksellers and the German publishing and bookselling industry. The virtual further education and networking programme will bring together 20 to 25 participants online beginning October 2020.

Booksellers interested in participating in the online programme have until 28 September 2020 to submit their applications. Candidates are expressly invited to apply who include works by German-language authors (in the original or in translation) in the titles they sell, or who plan to do so in future, and who would like to learn more about the German book market and publishing industry. In particular, the organisers encourage booksellers to apply who are from the countries scheduled to serve as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse (Canada, Spain, Slovenia, Italy).

Participants will network with each other in different online formats and will have the opportunity to meet important players in the German book industry. In a series of seminars to be held over several weeks, the programme will also focus on presenting best practices from German book stores and promoting an exchange of information tailored to reflect participants’ practical needs in their current situation. Anyone participating in Frankfurt International Booksellers can also take part in the extensive digital programme for professionals and in BOOKFEST digital to be held during Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020, allowing them to become better acquainted with the German and international publishing landscapes.

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