Mon, 17/10/2011 - 09:28
The director of the Frankfurt Book Fair has said start-ups will capitalise on the trade, as the organisers revealed exhibitor numbers were down 2.1% on 2010.
In total, 7,384 exhibitors from 106 countries attended last week's fair, with more than 3,200 events attracting 280,194 visitors, which was marginally up on last year (279,...
Thu, 02/06/2011 - 07:40
New Zealand is to be the guest of honour at next year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
In Auckland today, director of FBF Juergen Boos signed the deal with the chief executive of New Zealand’s Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Lewis Holden.
Boos said: "New Zealand offers a profoundly intense cultural...
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”. “...
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...
Mon, 19/10/2009 - 08:18
This year's Frankfurt Book Fair was the second busiest in its 61-year history, according to the final numbers released by the organiser. The figures belie the quiet mood in the international Hall 8, where estimates suggested numbers were down as much as 20%, with fewer editors and fewer American publishers in attendance.
Tue, 13/10/2009 - 19:59
German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised that there would be no "taboos" at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, as the fair opened with Guest of Honour China in the media spotlight.
The opening ceremony at the 61-year-old event passed off with few alarms, perhaps helped by the heavy police presence before and after the event,...
Mon, 21/09/2009 - 07:41
The director of the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) has stressed that "censorship will not take place" at this year's event, claiming that the idea that the organisers would be subject to or engage in censorship was "false".
FBF came under widespread criticism last week for its decision to revoke invitations sent to...
Fri, 11/09/2009 - 07:17
Juergen Boos, director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, has defended the decision to ban Chinese writers Dai Qing and Bei Ling from attending an international symposium on China to be held in Frankfurt this weekend. Boos confirmed reports that the Chinese delegation threatened to pull out if the two dissidents were allowed to participate. "It...
Thu, 02/07/2009 - 13:42
The Frankfurt Book Fair has responded to the recession by launching new exhibition areas and events with a tight focus on digital publishing.
The organisers said that the move is attracting new visitors, notably from the educational computer-gaming and entertainment industries as well as people involved in digital production. They hope...
Thu, 11/06/2009 - 05:01
The Frankfurt Book Fair has finally laid to rest recurring speculation of a possible move to another location in Germany: fair director Juergen Boos signed a new contract that commits the fair to Frankfurt until 2022.
Negotiations with Messe Frankfurt, which owns the fairground were started 18 months ago. Acknowledging ongoing ill-...