The most important publishing industry event of the year, takes place in 2016 from October 19 to 23: The Frankfurt International Book Fair. During these five days in October, it is THE PLACE TO BE – for authors, publishers, and book lovers.
With 275,000 visitors, 7,275 international exhibitors and 9,300 journalists and bloggers Frankfurt is a great platform to show books, including self-publishers. Present your title, book a slot or participate at one of the discussions and workshops. 15 insider tips for exhibitors at book fairs can be found in one of our blog articles: Planning to Exhibit at a Book Fair?
The internationalization of the publishing sector continues to accelerate rapidly, a fact reflected in the strongly cosmopolitan networking pursued at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the most important in the world.
30th Frankfurt Rights Meeting.
For 30 years, the “Who’s Who” of the international trade in rights and licenses has been meeting and networking at the Frankfurt Rights Meeting (formerly International Rights Directors Meeting). This year is all about Surprising Successes in Challenging Times. High profile speakers will look at this intriguing topic from an array of different angles, providing the audience with valuable insight into their strategic thinking. Different success stories, one promise: Market knowledge, inspiration and network!
Guests of Honor
Flanders & the Netherlands together will be the Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2016. A look ahead: In 2020 most likely Canada will have this pleasure – a wonderful opportunity and an unprecedented boost to Canada’s literary industry with a year-long spotlight on the country’s cultural sector.
Industry Insights, Inspiration, International Trends.
International experts present and highlight leading trends and forecasts for the media industry. Business Ticket holders have the opportunity to meet international decision makers and pioneers in the industry. Get connected; every day in the Business Club starts with a Business Breakfast and ends with a Happy Hour (sounds promising, doesn’t it?)
Get an Impression of the Fair.
See a life Video from the International Frankfurt Book Fair on YouTube
More Tips for your Visit:
To make your book fair visit even more pleasant:
- Wear Comfortable Shoes
- Bring Water Bottles and a Sandwich or Chocolate (long lines, high prices)
- Don’t forget your Business Card (lots of Fishbowls to win something)
Two different tickets for trade visitors are available:
Trade visitor ticket: Book before 31 August 2016 and save 20% PLUS: Subscribe by 31 August 2016 for the Business Club Newsletter and get the chance to win one of three 6-day tickets BUSINESS! Go to the registration form: www.buchmesse.de/en/businessclub/raffle.
Access to the Frankfurt Book Fair 9 am – 6.30 pm
Tickets include free Public transport in Frankfurt/ Rhine-Main area. It is very easy to use the many subways and trams in Frankfurt. No need to book an expensive hotel room near the center. There are great hotels in cities and towns around Frankfurt, such as Wiesbaden, Offenbach, Bad Homburg and each one has a fast-train connection to the fair. One year I stayed at a beautiful castle in Darmstadt for a low price and reached the fair in less than 30 minutes – very comfortable and convenient.
Stay at Least Two More Days in Frankfurt.
There is so much to do and to see, from the famous medieval city centre “The Roemer” to the “Goethehouse”, the “Palmgarten”, modern art museums and certainly day-trips into the Rhine Wine villages with their many enchanting castles . Get some suggestions here.
Last but not least, try the local fare and the famous apple cider.