Books at Berlinale, Rights Tech: Europe and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
  zur Online-Version  
  The newsletter of Frankfurter Buchmesse  
Issue January 2019
Dear Sir or Madam,
Books at Berlinale, Rights Tech: Europe, CONTEC Mexico - the weeks ahead are bustling with activity. In this issue, we had a chat with David Crotty, Executive Editor of The Scholarly Kitchen, about the second micro-conference "Food for Thought" to be staged at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. And: nominations for the Peace Prize are now open. Enjoy your read!

Your newsletter editorial team
© RightsTech Project
Rights management and monetisation
“Getting out of the bubble” – the first RightsTech: Europe conference
On 9-10 April 2019, RightsTech: Europe will explore rights management and monetisation in publishing and media industries. Taking place here in Frankfurt, the two-day conference, organised by RightsTech Project and Frankfurter Buchmesse, will bring together creators, media rights owners, technology developers, legal and financial professionals, policymakers and innovators throughout the cultural industries. Read the interview with conference organiser Paul Sweeting from RightsTech Project in Publishing Perspectives.
  Go to Interview
©The Scholarly Kitchen
What’s hot and cooking in scholarly publishing?
The best conversations at a party always seem to happen in the kitchen. Hence, when looking for a new way to keep society members current with the latest happenings in the market, Editor and Founder of the Scholarly Society, Kent Anderson started "The Scholarly Kitchen Blog". 11 years later, the blog features 23 regular authors including publishers, librarians, publishing consultants, executives from various not-for-profit organisations in the publishing sphere, and representatives from research societies. We talked to David Crotty, Executive Editor of The Scholarly Kitchen about the second micro- conference "Food for Thought with SSP and The Scholarly Kitchen" to take place at Frankfurter Buchmesse on Wednesday, 16 October 2019. Mark your calendars!
  Read the Interview here
From book to film
The 2019 Books at Berlinale draws from biggest submission pool yet
In a season in which books-to-film issues are growing more important for publishers, special attention will be on this year’s Books at Berlinale programme, which again is organised by the Frankfurter Buchmesse along with the Berlinale Co-Production Market, a part of the European Film Market (EFM). The event has been held every year since 2006. The selection also includes a book from Norway, the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 Guest of Honour: Simon Stranger’s “Keep Saying Their Names” (original title: “Leksikon om lys og mørke”).
  More Information
For exhibitors   You only need one fair. If it's the right one. Book a stand until January 31 and select your preferred spot.
Book now
Guest of Honour 2018
"Georgia Made by Characters" – a stunning presentation
  Mystic lights and spiritual music welcomed visitors to the Georgian Pavilion at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018. The hustle and bustle of the fair seemed far away in the calming atmosphere surrounding the 33 filigree wooden sculptures of the Georgian alphabet. Each of the letters enclosed stories and video installations. Wandering through the maze, visitors soon found themselves browsing one of the hidden bookshelves… მშვიდობით Georgia – it’s been a good one!  
Go to Video
© Frankfurter Buchmesse / Carlos Aranda
International projects
Publishers, distributors, booksellers and consultants from Latin America and Europe will gather at the 10th edition of CONTEC Mexico  (19-20 February 2019). The focus of this year’s conference, held in Mexico City, will be on sales and distribution channels. Moreover, the current situation in the publishing industry and future trends will be discussed in keynotes, round table sessions and workshops. Participation is free, register now.
  Register now
©Hannes Thalmann
Geisteswissenschaften International Nonfiction Translation (GINT)
Winners awarded
The winners of the German Humanities Translation Prize have been named. Brían Hanrahan and Alan Robinson were picked by the judges from a field of over 70 submissions. The Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc. work together to award the prize every year. This year's translators worked on an excerpt from Gerhard Sälter’s "Phantome des Kalten Krieges" ("Phantoms of the Cold War: The Gehlen Organization and the Revival of the Gestapo [and] ‘Red Chapel’").
  Read more
Margaret Atwood: Winner of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2017 ©Boersenverein
Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
Peace Prize 2019: Call for Nominations
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association calls for nominations for the Peace Prize 2019. According to the entry rules drawn up by the Peace Prize foundation, individuals who will qualify will have “contributed to the ideals of peace, humanity and understanding among all peoples and nations of the world through their exceptional activities, especially in the fields of literature, science and art”. Nominations may be submitted until 1st March 2019. The Peace Prize will be awarded on 20th October 2019 in the Church of St. Paul (Paulskirche) in Frankfurt.
  Further Information
Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
Braubachstraße 16 | 60311 Frankfurt am Main | Germany
PO. Box 10 01 16 | 60001 Frankfurt am Main | Germany
Chief Executive Officer: Juergen Boos
Company registration number.: AG Ffm HRB 6514
Turnover tax identification number: DE 114109154
Here you can manage your data, your interests and your email subscriptions: Profile Center

To discontinue all email services of Frankfurter Buchmesse, click here.
© Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH 2019