Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:51
If This is Home, Stuart Evers' follow-up to his short-story collection Ten Stories About Smoking, is one of Aitken Alexander's hot books for Frankfurt Book Fair 2011. It is also selling Tim Lott's first novel in seven years. Under the Same Stars is about two brothers on a US road trip to...
Mon, 19/09/2011 - 09:40
Publishers are predicting a busy Frankfurt, reporting full meeting schedules. However, given the tough economic climate, there was a prevailing mood of caution.
Hachette UK rights director Jason Bartholomew said: “Every year our calendars book up earlier and earlier. Even though the industry is in a shaky period, it does feel...
Sun, 14/11/2010 - 09:55
Amazon has been accused of trying to enlist agents as a force against the agency model following a recent meeting with agents and discussions at Frankfurt Book Fair.
A meeting with about 60 agents, organised via the Association of Authors’ Agents, followed a series of individual meetings Amazon recently held with author...
Mon, 18/10/2010 - 09:25
French authors have launched a veiled attack against French publishers for saying that digital book rights should remain in their hands. One author characterized the publishers' stance as "gobbledygook".
Responding to the open letter posted by the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l'Édition)...
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 12:08
Frankfurt 2010 has been dominated by digital, with a greater level of deal making despite fewer people attending. That was the publishing industry's call on this year's fair as it drew to a close this afternoon.
Faber sales and marketing director Will Atkinson said that this year, there was “more action”. “...
Wed, 06/10/2010 - 14:36
Frankfurt didn’t start well—the flight was massively delayed getting all of Captain Maclehose’s gold, champagne and caviar onto Airship Blomkvist—the Quercus private jet bigger than Obama’s Air Force One. When we finally took off, the agent hoi polloi were crowded in the back like Easyjet cattle, all of us thinking...
Tue, 05/10/2010 - 15:27
Frankfurt Book Fair is set to be bigger than last year, with 100-plus more exhibitors, up from 7,416 to 7,533.
Speaking at a press conference on the eve of the fair, Juergen Boos, director of Frankfurt Book Fair, said: "We have more exhibitors than last year, more than 100 more exhibitors than last year, and more countries...
Tue, 05/10/2010 - 08:36
Viking has acquired a novel by Stasiland author Anna Funder amid a trio of pre-Fair deals.
Publishing director Venetia Butterfield bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Australia and New Zealand, and with exclusive Europe) to All That I Am by Funder through Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency.
Thu, 30/09/2010 - 09:51
Agents are heading off to this year's book fair with a host of titles from the likes of Martin Amis, Eoin Colfer and David Bowie. In the second of The Bookseller's Frankfurt previews, literary agencies reveal their in-demand titles.
The Wylie Agency is bringing to Frankfurt new novels from Martin Amis, Orhan Pamuk and...
Mon, 27/09/2010 - 04:57
The Frankfurt Book Fair’s International Rights Directors Meeting is being held on Tuesday 5th October, as detailed on page 16 of the Frankfurt Book Fair Preview supplement published last week, and not on the Sunday before the fair as mentioned in the article on page 10.
Meanwhile, Frankfurt’s new StoryDrive Conference is...