Press releases

2019

18 February 2019

German Guest of Honour presentation was a major draw at the Taipei International Book Exhibition.

"German Stories" took centre stage at the 2019 Taipei International Book Exhibition (12-17 February). As part of Germany's Guest of Honour presentation 13 German authors travelled to Taiwan to exchange ideas with Taiwanese journalists, academics and authors. They captivated the audience and received an incredible response: All of the events at the German stand were filled to capacity and followed by lively discussions.

To press release

14 February 2019

BOOKFEST: Call for Participation – publishers and partners can submit their ideas starting now

In 2018, BOOKFEST attracted 25,000 visitors with 77 events at 21 locations. In 2019, the festival is to take place again on a similar scale. What is new this year is that publishers and partners can submit their own programme ideas. The Call for Participation is open until 30 April 2019.

To press release

12 February 2019

#germanstories – Guest of Honour Germany opens stand at Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) 2019

“German Stories” is the theme of Germany’s role as Guest of Honour at the Taiwanese book fair from 12-17 February 2019. The German delegation traveling to Taipei includes 13 authors, who will present their work in tandem with Taiwanese authors.

To press release

5 February 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse Publishers' Tour Cannes: Call for Applications

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival will take place from 14 to 25 May 2019. This year, for the first time, Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) is organising a Publishers’ Tour in Cannes for six publishers from Germany and publishers from Frankfurt’s upcoming Guest of Honour countries.

To press release

4 February 2019

#onthesamepage gewinnt Politikaward 2019

On 30 January, the ON THE SAME PAGE campaign of Frankfurter Buchmesse and Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) received the Politikaward (Politics Award) for the category “Kampagne von Unternehmen und Verbänden” (“Campaign by companies and associations”).

To press release

21 January 2019

Books at Berlinale 2019: 12 international books seek film producers

Twelve exceptional books suitable for adaptation to the screen have been selected for Books at Berlinale 2019, and film producers can discover them at the Berlinale Co-Production Market in Berlin’s Abgeordnetenhaus (state parliament) on 11 February 2019.

To press release

8 January 2019

“German Stories”– Germany is Guest of Honour at the Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) 2019

“German Stories” will be the theme of Germany’s presentation at the Taipei International Book Exhibition from 12 to 17 February 2019.

To press release

2018

17 December 2018

IPR License strengthens its international network by signing S. Fischer publishing houses

IPR License, the marketplace to buy and sell rights within the publishing industry worldwide, owned by Frankfurter Buchmesse, has today announced it has further strengthened its international network by signing the renowned German publishing houses of S. Fischer.

To press release

3 December 2018

RightsTech Project announces RightsTech: Europe

The inaugural RightsTech: Europe conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2019, in Frankfurt.

To press release

12 November 2018

Frankfurter Buchmesse renews sponsorship of 2018 FutureBook Awards

Frankfurter Buchmesse is sponsoring the ‘FutureBook of the Year’, a category designed to celebrate innovative books. The winner will be announced on Friday, 30 November.

To press release

14 October 2018

70th Frankfurter Buchmesse: International participation increases / Dynamic licensing business / Focus on human rights / BOOKFEST captivates public

The 70th Frankfurter Buchmesse comprised a week full of events, conferences, talks and highlights for the book trade and the general public.

To press release

12 October 2018

Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards: The Winners

Awards in three categories and a "Special Recognition" for HILDA

To press release

11 October 2018

European Manifesto on Supporting Innovation for Cultural & Creative Sectors

Why the cultural and creative sectors must be treated as a key sector when it comes to innovation policies and public funding

To press release

11 October 2018

Glittering award ceremony for the 3rd Global Illustration Awards in the new Frankfurt Pavilion

Prizes in five categories and a “Grand Award” were presented

To press release

11 October 2018

The nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 have been announced

Next year, 246 candidates from 64 countries will be in the running for the world’s largest and most prestigious children’s literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

To press release

9 October 2018

Big data, Scholarly Kitchen and @maedelsabende: Scientific highlights in Frankfurt

Hall 4.2 of the Frankfurter Buchmesse brings together the world’s biggest companies from the fields of STM, academic publishing and business information

To press release

8 October 2018

Training and further education in the publishing sector

Information, events and networks for young industry professionals at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018

To press release

5 October 2018

“Lettres d’Afrique: changing the narrative”

New African stage at Frankfurter Buchmesse

To press release

5 October 2018

Walkable catalogues, toy robotics and its own stage: Frankfurt Kids

500-sqm area for children’s and young adult media at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

To press release

5 October 2018

Culinary nation branding in the Gourmet Gallery of the Frankfurter Buchmesse (10-14 October 2018)

Culinary nation branding in the Gourmet Gallery of the Frankfurter Buchmesse (10-14 October 2018)

To press release

5 October 2018

Premiere of the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards

Invitation to the award ceremony on the Thursday of the Book Fair // A Book Is a Film Is a Game networking day

To press release

4 October 2018

BOOKFEST: Programme highlights

There will be 80 events from 9 to 14 October as part of Bookfest, the festival of the Frankfurter Buchmesse

To press release

2 October 2018

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to attend the 70th Frankfurter Buchmesse

Festive opening of the Frankfurt Pavilion with Croatian writer Ivana Sajko and Belgian author Stefan Hertmans

To press release

2 October 2018

Tactile models and visitor flows: Test laboratory for a barrier-free book fair encourages visitors to participate

The research project “Frankfurter Buchmesse for All” enters round two // Invitation to the press talk

To press release

1 October 2018

Meditation, EdTech start-ups and Kafka in VR: Frankfurt EDU

New education platform at the Frankfurter Buchmesse with start-up area and interactive events

To press release

27 September 2018

Frankfurter Buchmesse – changes in 2019 and 2020

Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) moves to Festhalle in 2019, Hall 5 to be reconstructed

To press release

25 September 2018

Insights and trends in the content industry: Frankfurter Buchmesse’s trade conferences to feature top-class speakers

Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins UK, will be the keynote speaker at the Business Club Conference THE MARKETS. At the 32nd Frankfurt Rights Meeting the focus will be on the book markets of Poland, Romania and Russia, as well as on subscription models. The new Frankfurt Audiobook Conference will shine a light on one of the fastest-growing segments in publishing.

To press release