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Frankfurt Authors Conference

Date: 18 October 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Frankfurter Buchmesse
Room Dimension, Level 4.2

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Here you will meet writers, you won't find anywhere else

The Frankfurt Authors Conference is aimed at advanced authors, who have already published some books, but who wish to advance their career further. Organized by Netwerk Autorenrechte and Frankfurter Buchmesse. The conference will be held partly in German.

Speakers & Programme

Frankfurt Authors Olaf Wielk

Olaf Bryan Wielk

Olaf Bryan Wielk is British but has spent his adult life in Hamburg and Berlin. He has worked for some of the biggest German publishers, including Rowohlt and Carlsen.

Olaf Bryan Wielk is British but has spent his adult life in Hamburg and Berlin. He has worked for some of the biggest German publishers, including Rowohlt and Carlsen.

In 2015 he founded www.beemgee.com, the online outlining tool for authors and, more recently, publishers. With this web-based software thousands of authors and storytellers worldwide develop their material and transform ideas into dramaturgically sophisticated story outlines. As a story consultant, Olaf Wielk provides developmental editing and other content services to authors and organizations.

Frankfurt Authors Melanie Raabe

Melanie Raabe

Bestselling author Melanie Raabe was born in 1981 in Jena. After graduation, she worked as a journalist during the day - and secretly wrote books at night.

Bestselling author Melanie Raabe was born in 1981 in Jena. After graduation, she worked as a journalist during the day - and secretly wrote books at night.

THE TRAP was published in 2015, followed in 2016 by THE TRUTH, 2018 THE SHADOW. Melanie Raabe's novels are published in over 20 countries. The FALL was internationally one of the most sought-after books in recent years. Melanie Raabe lives and writes in Cologne.

Frankfurt Authors Milan Gruenewald

Milan Grünewald

Milan Grünewald completed his film diploma at the renowned Academy of Media Arts Cologne. As a freelance designer and video producer he has been producing book trailers for various clients.

Milan Grünewald completed his film diploma at the renowned Academy of Media Arts Cologne. As a freelance designer and video producer he has been producing book trailers for various clients.

From independent author, over the small book publishers, to the large corporation. He gained experience in web design and online marketing at EGMONT Verlag. He has been producing book trailers since 2008 and it became his core business in 2013. The book trailer office exists since 2017 in the city center of Cologne. In addition to his passion for the audiovisual medium, he is an avid author and lyricist, as well as a member of the Junge Verlagsmenschen.

Frankfurt Authors Sabine Langohr

Sabine Langohr

Lecturer of the literature agency Keil & Keil, bookseller, study of English and German studies in Dusseldorf, career stopsat Libri.de etc. and as a marketing consultant.

Lecturer of the literature agency Keil & Keil, bookseller, study of English and German studies in Dusseldorf, career stopsat Libri.de etc. and as a marketing consultant.

Co-founding of the bookstore stories! in Hamburg.
Focus: fiction and non-fiction.

Frankfurt Authors Sarah Baxter

Sarah Baxter

Sarah Baxter is Contract Advicer and Literary Estates at the Society of Authors (UK)

Sarah Baxter is Contract Advicer and Literary Estates at the Society of Authors (UK)

There she advises members on publishing contracts and issues, administers grants for writers in need and handles literary estates, including print permissions and amateur stage licences.

Frankfurt Authors Lisa Dowdeswell

Lisa Dowdeswell

Lisa Dowdeswell is Head of Literary Estates at the Society of Authors (UK).

Lisa Dowdeswell is Head of Literary Estates at the Society of Authors (UK).

There she manages literary estates, including foreign rights and advises members on publishing contracts and issues.

 

 

Friday, 18 October 2019

10:30  

 

Welcome & Networking

Ute Bareiss, Netzwerk Autorenrechte

10:30

Der Mythos vom leichten Buch (in German)

Sabine Langohr, Literary Agent, Literaturagentur Keil & Keil

11.30 

Writing in The Digital Age - New Tools Authors Must Know (in German)

Olaf Bryan Wielk, Story Consultant & CEO, Beemgee

12:30 

Lunchbreak

13:00  Licensing (in German)
14:00 

The Publishing Landscape: A Snapshot from The UK

Sarah Baxter, Contracts Advisor & Literary Estates, Society of Authors

Lisa Dowdeswill, Head of Literary Estates, Society of Authors

15:00

An insight into the book trailer production and marketing (in German)

Milan Grünewald, freelance designer and book trailer producer

15:15 

Becoming an international bestselling author: My journey (in German)

Melanie Raabe, Author