Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 set to take place
Statement by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse
27 May 2020
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 will take place. A decision to that effect was made today by the Supervisory Board of BBG (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Beteiligungsgesellschaft / German Publishers & Booksellers Association). The book fair is planned to be held on the fairgrounds, throughout the city and virtually.
12 May 2020
It’s a match! Frankfurter Buchmesse and THE ARTS+ launch new format "Pitch your CIP – Where your content becomes a game, a book, a film" on Facebook
The closed Facebook group "Pitch your CIP" now supports publishing and content professionals from the creative industries in trading in Creative Intellectual Property (CIP) and building partnerships.
20 April 2020
This year, Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020) will once again be putting audio content, services and products into the spotlight with Frankfurt Audio and is giving away three free 30-minute stage slots on the Frankfurt Audio Stage on the trade visitor days of the fair.
16 April 2020
We understand that planning such as this falls into an uncertain time period and so we are therefore extending the submission deadline for the BOOKFEST Call for Participation to 31 May 2020. Publishers and partners are invited to submit their ideas for the festival of Frankfurter Buchmesse.
26 March 2020
Applications are open for the 2020 Frankfurter Buchmesse Frankfurt Fellowship and the Invitation Programme
Young publishing professionals from the areas of children's and young adult publishing, such as publishers, literary agents, editors and rights and licensing managers, are encouraged to apply before 30 April 2020.
24 February 2020
Activists from publishing, edtech start-ups, etc. can compete for a Wildcard until 31 May 2020.
13 February 2020
"Tomorrows Versus Yesterdays. How Creatives Can Fix the Future" – visionary Andrew Keen to speak at Berlinale’s EFM Horizon event
Andrew Keen, bestselling author, "The Antichrist of Silicon Valley", and one of the first to point out the dangers of the internet for culture and society, will speak at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale, as part of the European Film Market’s Horizon programme.
24 January 2020
Participation in a two-day programme (18–19 May 2020) at the Cannes Film Festival / Application deadline 14 February 2020
21 January 2020
On February 24, at the "Books at Berlinale" pitching event, a co-operation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Berlinale Co-Production Market will once again present twelve exceptional works of literature that are particularly well-suited to adaptation for the screen. "Books at Berlinale", which has been placing a spotlight on recent publications and bestsellers every year since 2006, gives film producers the opportunity to come into contact with renowned and internationally active publishers and literary agents who hold the film rights to the books in question.
5 November 2019
On Thursday, 17 October 2019, the German Publishers & Booksellers Group organised THE ARTS+ Innovation Day at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The most important item on the agenda: the founding of the Content Innovation Council (CIC), designed to actively support Europe’s cultural and creative sectors as they respond to the challenges resulting from digital transformation.
23 October 2019
On Sunday, 20 October 2019, the premiere of THE ARTS+/B3 came to a successful conclusion in Frankfurt/Main. Some 147,000 visitors experienced a compelling combination of creative media projects, groundbreaking digital art, inspiring conference programme and international network meeting for the creative sector.
21 October 2019
The 71st Frankfurter Buchmesse ended today, with a significant increase in the number of visitors of 8.3 percent at the weekend and a rise of 3.7 percent on the trade visitor days. In 2019, the fair welcomed a total of 302,267 visitors, an increase of 6.0 percent compared to last year.
19 October 2019
Tomorrow, 19 October at 8 pm, the Award Show of the B3 BEN & Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2019 will take place. State Secretary Ayse Asar (HMWK), Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, and Prof Bernd Kracke (HfG/B3) are expecting Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen to attend the award gala. Artist Lena Chena, director Hans Petter Moland and many other guests will also be there to receive their awards.
19 October 2019
Next year, 237 candidates from 67 countries will be in the running for the world’s largest and most prestigious children’s literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. This was announced today by the ALMA jury member Mats Kempe on the Frankfurt Kids Stage of Frankfurter Buchmesse.
17 October 2019
"Life is about making a difference" – Successful start of Frankfurter Buchmesse’s CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION campaign
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom”, appealed Gina Belafonte at the opening panel of the CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION Talks. Along with many other outstanding speakers – such as Memory Banda, Jennifer Clement, Lena Chen, Phyllis Omido, Tea Uglow, Jochen Sandig and Adrian Wooton – she set an impressive tone for the CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION campaign.
16 October 2019
Anxious People by Swedish author Fredrik Backman / Tyll by German novelist Daniel Kehlmann / The Forty Rules of Love by Turkish writer Elif Shafak
15 October 2019
The 71st Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) will take place against the background of global political and social upheaval. Read here the press release for the Opening Press Conference with Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Laureate in Literature, and Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO.
14 October 2019
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.
14 October 2019
Over 1500 international publishers, awards ceremonies, authors and many other events / Frankfurt New Generation – a new area for young people.
11 October 2019
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.
10 October 2019
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".
10 October 2019
The programme of THE ARTS+/B3 takes an exciting look into the future of culture.
9 October 2019
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.
8 October 2019
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.
7 October 2019
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.
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.
4 October 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.
1 October 2019
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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