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Frankfurter Buchmesse – Special Edition 2020

All together now!

71 days to go

Plan your fair presence 2020 now

All together now – On air. At the fair.

Inspiration, business and great stories – it all still awaits you in October! Because even in 2020, Frankfurter Buchmesse will be the world’s most important marketplace for print and digital content, as well as a significant social and cultural event.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 has supplemented its offering at the fairgrounds with many new virtual offerings. Our digital events will act as multi-media stages for exhibitors, authors and creative artists, bringing the international publishing industry and the creative industries together in a virtual space.

Celebrate a colourful and varied festival of literature with us this coming autumn. On-site or digital – from anywhere in the world. We look forward to seeing you.

Digital offerings for publishers and their audiences

With our broad range of digital programmes, you can present your publishing house and products to a global audience. Our digital services also create the potential for a professional exchange of expertise and international networking.

BOOKFEST digital

One day, one worldwide livestream with innumerable opportunities to expand your reach. Publishers and partners can find more information in the Call for Ideas.

Subject Specials programme

Our Subject Specials programme offers editorial environments to key genres. You will find it an attractive setting to advertise your programme.


A hashtag for everyone. Use the hashtags #fbmspecialedition and #fbm20 and show that you’re part of the scene.

Exhibitor Directory and Calendar of Events

Have your company listed in the optimised online directories of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Digital highlights at Frankfurter Buchmesse

BOOKFEST auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse


The BOOKFEST is the big international cultural festival of Frankfurter Buchmesse - in the city and for the first time digital all over the world.

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New digital formats 2020

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Frankfurt Conference

Frankfurt Conference

Four days packed solid with professional expertise: our virtual conference programme offers you discussions, Q&A sessions, and brief presentations featuring international experts, along with many chances to interact and make contacts.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Rights and Licensing

Rights and Licenses

This year, we have significantly expanded our online offering for rights and licensing. At Frankfurt Rights you can present your titles and catalogue of rights, along with your company, to an international audience of specialists, share your documents and make contact with partners.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Matchmaking


With our active Matchmaking Tool, you can find and make valuable business contacts. Registration is free and you will receive customised contact recommendations based on your information. In addition, the tool allows you to make a targeted search for contacts in specified areas and regions. The tool will be made available in mid-September and can be used after the week of the fair, as well.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Weltempfang


What influence has COVID-19 had on the global cultural sector? How can culture remain sustainably effective in the midst of a global crisis? This year, Weltempfang, the virtual centre for politics, literature and translation, will be discussing the subject of “Europe – connecting cultures”.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 B2B specialist programme

B2B specialist programme

A digital trade programme offers publishing professionals many opportunities for further education and exchange in the subject areas of THE ARTS+, Frankfurt Audio, Frankfurt Kids, Frankfurt Academic, Frankfurt Authors and Frankfurt EDU.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Further online presentation options

More online presentation opportunities

Present yourself and your products by using your company profile in the digital Exhibitor Catalogue and enriching it with information, photos, documents, and video content. Or advertise your presentations in the online Calendar of Events.

THE ARTS+ presents:

Pitch Your CIP auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Pitch your CIP

Present and market your creative content and interact with international publishing and content professionals in our closed Facebook group "Pitch your CIP". Come and be part of it!

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Highlight Audio auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

“Audiobooks: Taking the World by Storm”

Get access to exclusive insights and data on current audiobook market developments around the world – in our new Frankfurt Audio White Paper.

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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – Special Edition

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Stars auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Missed the Buchmesse? Or do you want to watch fascinating presentations again in full length? Here you will find talks with star authors and celebrities, readings, press conferences, awards ceremonies and much more.