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    Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 set to take place

    Statement by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse


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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14 October 2019

Frankfurt Kids: Children’s and young adult media at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Over 1500 international publishers, awards ceremonies, authors and many other events / Frankfurt New Generation – a new area for young people.

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11 October 2019

Anthropocene – the last age?

Umweltaktivistin Luisa Neubauer und Robert Habeck, Bundesvorsitzender von BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN, gehören zu den Gästen des Weltempfangs, die politische Veränderung und Aktivismus im Lichte des menschlichen Einflusses auf Umweltprozesse diskutieren werden. Unter dem Motto "Anthropozän – das letzte Zeitalter?" steht im Weltempfang, dem Zentrum für Politik, Literatur und Übersetzung der Frankfurter Buchmesse (16.-20. Oktober 2019), das Verhältnis von Kultur und Natur im Fokus.

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10 October 2019

Artificial intelligence in publishing: Frankfurter Buchmesse and Gould Finch publish White Paper

The publishing industry is very aware of the importance and above all the potential of AI – 25% of the publishing houses surveyed have already invested in AI, and there is a clear upward trend. That is one fact Frankfurter Buchmesse and Gould Finch found out in their study "Artificial Intelligence in publishing".

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10 October 2019

THE ARTS+/B3 Future of Culture Festival 2019: the highlights!

The programme of THE ARTS+/B3 takes an exciting look into the future of culture.

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9 October 2019

Invitation to preview press conference: Canada as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

Canada will be the Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 (14-18 October). We invite you to take part in Canada's preview press conference on Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11 am.

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8 October 2019

Education, science and business information at Frankfurter Buchmesse

A packed programme, with an Academic Tech Start-up Area, EDU Conference, Global EdTech Start-up Awards and Business Breakfast with the “chefs” of the successful scholarly blog The Scholarly Kitchen.

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7 October 2019

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry to speak at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Opening Press Conference

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Francis Gurry, is the keytnote speaker at the opening press conference of the Frankfurter Buchmesse on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 11.00 am.

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7 October 2019

A spotlight on Frankfurter Buchmesse’s new Frankfurt Audio area: audiobooks, podcasts, and voice assistants

High-class speakers are expected: Michael Krause from Spotify, Stacy Creamer from Audible, Helena Gustafsson from Storytel and Axel Reichmann from Google amongst others, will give insights into areas such as audio content production, marketing and distribution and voice technologies.

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4 October 2019

Programmes and events for young publishing professionals at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

At Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) junior employees and young professionals from all parts of the book industry come together. With its international programmes and initiatives Frankfurter Buchmesse promotes the exchange of information and the development of international networks among up and coming talents of the industry.

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1 October 2019

Joachim Kindler named Director Business Development Science & Business Information and Education

On 16 September, Joachim Kindler took on new duties at Frankfurter Buchmesse. As Director Business Development Science & Business Information and Education he will – in close cooperation with customers and partners – work out strategies in these areas, build on existing products and services, and develop new events.

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23 September 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2019: The Shortlist

The shortlist for the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2019 is announced. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, 19 October, at the Frankfurt Pavilion.

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19 September 2019

Indoor-market look: the new Gourmet Gallery

A meeting point for FoodTubers, celebrity chefs, travel bloggers and nutrition experts

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18 September 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 partners with Copyright Clearance Center to highlight ideas that move the world

Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) has once again partnered with Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge and powering innovation. At Frankfurter Buchmesse, CCC will put a spotlight on topics such as the EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive and transformative agreements for Open Access publishing.

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3 September 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse: New hall layout for 2020

The largest leading international trade fair for commercial content is changing: The Frankfurter Buchmesse Team is currently developing a new hall layout that will take effect in 2020 (14–18 October 2020).

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2 September 2019

All about writing: the new Frankfurt Authors Area

With the new Frankfurt Authors Area in Hall 3.0, Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) has created a new space dedicated to writing. Frankfurt Authors is an extension of the previous Self-Publishing Area – with a new stage, signing area and lounge as well as a professional programme and networking events.

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27 August 2019

THE ARTS+/B3 Future of Culture Festival 2019: The festival with a view to the future of culture

THE ARTS+ 2019 (16 to 20 October 2019) takes place in Hall 4.1. Once again this year, our Future of Culture Festival will offer plenty of inspiration to visitors. Please find more information in our press release below.

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22 August 2019

BOOKFEST 2019 – Programme Highlights

In its second year, BOOKFEST once again has exceptional readings, concerts, parties and performances planned that will create a week-long festival atmosphere in Frankfurt - with Margaret Atwood, Ken Follett, Maja Lunde, Jo Nesbø, Elif Shafak, Colson Whitehead and many more.

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16 August 2019

CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION-Talks: Creative minds will share their thoughts on the future of culture

With CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION-Talks (Wednesday, 16 October 2019) Frankfurter Buchmesse is giving the stage to a kaleidoscope of global change makers whose powerful ideas are shaping a bright and hopeful future. Tickets are available now.

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13 August 2019

Call for Participation: Books on Revolution

For the fourth time, the Focus: Film Networking Day “A Book is a Film is a Game” will take place at Frankfurter Buchmesse. On Friday, 18 October 2019, the spotlight at THE ARTS+ Salon in Hall 4.1. will be on adapting literary material for the screen as well as on current trends in the field of moving images. Experts from the publishing and film world, gaming and new media sectors will come together at exciting workshops and talks.

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9 July 2019

The 2019 Global 50 CEO Talk at Frankfurter Buchmesse to feature Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP International Originals at Netflix

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s Vice President International Originals, will be featured at this year’s Global 50 CEO Talk at Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 2pm to 3pm in the Frankfurt Pavilion.

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2 July 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse launches global campaign “Create Your Revolution” to celebrate culture as a driver of innovation

This year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) is putting culture back at the center of global discussion. Together with the United Nations and Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association), Frankfurter Buchmesse is launching the global campaign “Create Your Revolution – Initiative For The Future Of Culture”.

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28 June 2019

Translators can now apply for the GINT Translation Prize

The Geisteswissenschaften International Nonfiction Translation prize competition (GINT) is now entering its fourth round. Emerging translators from German to English can take part in the competition, sponsored by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association and the Frankfurt Book Fair New York, up to October 15.

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13 June 2019

BOOKFEST 2019: Exclusive presentation by celebrated crime writer Jo Nesbø of his new Harry Hole novel "Knife"

The bestselling Norwegian author Jo Nesbø will present his new book "Knife" (Penguin Random House, publication date: 9 July 2019) at BOOKFEST at Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019).

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12 June 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse Wildcard: The winners are KIMBUK Festival and Scenarex

A Berlin-based children’s book festival for diversity and a Canadian blockchain startup for e-books win free book fair stand.

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12 June 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse launches Frankfurt Audio

The world of audiobooks, podcasts and smart speakers will be represented at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse with its own, newly created thematic area and programme: Frankfurt Audio.

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4 June 2019

Norway – The Dream We Carry

At a press conference on 4 June in Frankfurt, the Guest of Honour Norway presented its extensive cultural programme, the concept for the Guest of Honour Pavilion and the list of authors who will attend the fair.

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3 June 2019

Call for entries: Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2019

For the second time, Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) will award the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards. The submissions period is now open for two categories.

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28 May 2019

7th StoryDrive Exhibition and Conference to be held in Beijing (28 May - 1 June)

‘The Future of Culture’ is the theme of the 2019 StoryDrive Exhibition and Conference held from 28 May to 1 June 2019. Featured topics inlcude artificial intelligence (AI), trans-cultural storytelling and science fiction.

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30 April 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards: Call for entries – seeking the best illustrated books on film

For the second time, Frankfurter Buchmesse and the MGIP Motovun Group of International Publishers are once again awarding the “Best Illustrated Book on Film” as part of the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2019.

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