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Issue 1 / 2020
Dear Sir or Madam,
The (publishing) year 2020 kicks off with exciting news and events: The Frankfurter Buchmesse Publishers' Tour Cannes will take us to the Croisette for one of the most important film festivals, at the Taipei International Book Exhibition the Frankfurt Publishers Training will take place, and a candidate for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade is being sought.

In this first newsletter of the new year, we also take a look back at the Litprom Literature Days in Frankfurt last week, and at the first press conference of Guest of Honour 2020, Canada, where highlights of the cultural programme were revealed.

Enjoy reading!

Your newsletter team
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Books at Berlinale 2020: twelve international literary works in search of film producers
On 24 February, at "Books at Berlinale" twelve exceptional works of literature that are particularly well-suited to adaptation for the screen will be presented in Berlin, Germany. "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.
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Publishers' Tour Cannes
Frankfurter Buchmesse Publishers‘ Tour Cannes 2020: Apply now!
The Cannes International Film Festival is one of the most important events of the film industry, and most moviemakers wish for their films to be screened here. On 18 and 19 May 2020 Frankfurter Buchmesse is organising the Publishers’ Tour Cannes, which offers select publishers and film agencies an exclusive chance to present themselves at the film festival. The two-day programme includes accreditation for the Festival de Cannes and the "Marché du Film", access to exclusive networking events with film producers and the chance to participate in the "Shoot the Book!" events.
  Apply now
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Become an exhibitor
Book your stand at #fbm20
For five days in October, Frankfurt is the centre of the media world. With 300,000 visitors and 10,000 international journalists and bloggers, Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020) is the biggest fair in international publishing and a huge cultural festival. Be quick to book your stand and present your company, your authors, products and services at the 2020 fair.
  Book your stand
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Migration and literatures
"The literature of the 21st century will to a large extent be literature without a fixed abode", Prof. Ottmar Ette already stated in 2005. Global migratory movements have always existed, and they will increase significantly. Authors, too, are travelling more and more often. How do the changes of location and language affect their literary work? What do terms such as "home" and "origin" mean these days? At the Litprom Literature Days on January 24 and 25, 20 participants, including three Canadian authors, explored these questions.
  Photos of the event
German book market
1.4 per cent
growth in book sales (on-site and online) was recorded in the German book trade in 2019 compared to the previous year. In local book retailing alone, sales rose by 0.5 per cent.
Literary Prizes
Nominations are open: Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association calls on the public to nominate candidates for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, to be awarded on 18 October 2020 in St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt, Germany. The Peace Prize is awarded to individuals who have contributed to peace, humanity and understanding through their exceptional activities, especially in the fields of literature, science and art. The closing date for nominations is 1 March 2020.
  Nominate someone
Taipei International Book Exhibition
"Maximizing Impact" – Frankfurt Publishers Training Programme
"Maximizing Impact: Making the most of content and IP for business and audiences" is the motto of this year’s TIBE Frankfurt Publishers Training Programme in Taipei (3-4 February 2020). The event will take a hands-on approach to two fundamental areas of publishing: marketing and licensing. Prolific speakers from different international publishing markets will share valuable insights. Publishers can still sign up for the programme.
  Register now
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