Meet Margaret Atwood, Maja Lunde and Jo Nesbø at the fair
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Issue 8 / 2019
Dear Sir or Madam,
The countdown is ticking: Only 33 more days until the Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019), the worlds biggest and most important marketplace for print and digital content, opens its doors. Be there when Margaret Atwood, Maja Lunde and Jo Nesbø are taking to the stage, and get inspired when great minds share their inspirational ideas about the world of tomorrow at the CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION Talks. Trade visitors can benefit from a 10% discount in our ticket shop until the end of the month.

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Supporting the freedom of expression
Culture is the backbone of our society, it conveys orientation and belonging. Culture provides the framework for intercultural exchange, global interaction and thus for creating a future worth living and full of hope. At the CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION Talks on 16 October at 5pm people are taking to stage who change the world for a better every day. Join us and get inspired: #CREATEYOURREVOLUTION
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Anthropocene – the last age?
The relationship between culture and nature is the focus of this year’s Weltempfang, the fair’s centre for politics, literature and translation in Hall 4.1. At various events, intellectuals, politicians and authors, including Elif Shafak, Maja Lunde and Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, will discuss issues around (cultural) activism and change in the light of impending ecological crises.
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Photo: Shudu Gram, the first digital supermodel © Cameron-James Wilson
THE ARTS+/B3 Festival
Have you met Shudu yet?
Come and join us at #theartsplus19 in Hall 4.1 and get blown away by the world's first digital supermodel and her creator Cameron-James Wilson. He is going to talk about “Faking Culture”. You can also meet Quirin Berg, producer of the Oscar-winning movie The Lives of Others and the Netflix Original series Dark, at the Focus: Film Networking Day on Friday, 18 October. THE ARTS+/B3 Festival awaits you with an exciting programme and extraordinary speakers.
  Info and tickets
Photo: © Frankfurter Buchmesse / Alexander Heimann
It's all about audio!
The Frankfurt Audio Summit on 17 October, 2 pm - 5 pm, will address the biggest trends and challenges in audio markets worldwide. Speakers include Michael Krause from Spotify, Michele Cobb from the Audio Publishers Association and Bradley Metrock from Score Publishing.
  Tickets and programme
Photo: Mercedes Rosende © Dirk Skiba Farbe
International Awards
LiBeraturpreis 2019
The novel El Miserere de los Cocodrilos by Uruguayan writer, journalist and lawyer Mercedes Rosende wins the LiBeraturpreis 2019, an annual award for a particularly popular book by a female writer from Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Arab world. Join the award ceremony at Villa 102 on 17 October in Frankfurt.
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Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead, Maja Lunde, Ken Follett, Jo Nesbø and many more
The bestselling authors Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead, Maja Lunde, Ken Follett, Jo Nesbø and many more are going to be part of our BOOKFEST festival in 2019. From 16 to 20 October there will be numerous thrilling, surprising, exciting, funny, literary events all around Frankfurt. Don’t miss our festival programme!
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Photo: © The Bookseller
Open for entries
FutureBook Live Awards
The 2019 FutureBook Live Awards are now open. These awards, organised by The Bookseller, are open to candidates from anywhere in the world. They celebrate companies and individuals who are playing a key role in driving innovation within publishing. The shortlist will be announced at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Find out how you can enter.
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Expert talks
Publishing in Southeast Asia
What opportunities does the content business in Southeast Asia offer? What are the latest trends and developments in the region’s publishing and bookselling business? Join the events and expert talks on the ASEAN Stage in Hall 4.0.
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Photo: Monica Hoh © Frankfurter Buchmesse
Frankfurt Academic
“Libraries are facing a lot of changes”
The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), partner of Frankfurt Academic, the platform for new trends in the scientifc publishing at Frankfurter Buchmesse, annualy awards 12 students and early-career professionals with a highly competitive Fellowship. We talked to Monica Hoh, a current Library and Information Science student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who will visit the fair for the first time.
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Photo: © Frankfurter Buchmesse / Bernd Hartung
3rd Publishing Distribution Forum
Meet international publishing and distribution experts at the matchmaking event in the Business Club on Thursday, 17 October, at 10 am. Attendance is free of charge for Business Club ticket holders.
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Academic Publishing
International Convention of University Presses
On Saturday, 19 October from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm, accesibility of content will be closely examined: While university presses have a responsibility to make content available, they meet technical obstacles that make it difficult to reach their target audience.
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The Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2019
Download your free copy of the complete “Global 50” Ranking of the Publishing Industry including analyses of industry trends, close-ups and key figures at the 50 largest publishing companies worldwide. It currently features 56 companies, ranked by their 2018 results, that each report revenues from publishing of over 150m€ (or 200m$).
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Meet our newly selected Frankfurt International Translators: 37 participants from all over the world will take part in the new programme. See here in our Instagram highlights who they are!
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