HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne will deliver the keynote speech to the Markets Conference. He will discuss changes in content creation and consumer behaviour, and the role of publishers today. Industry insiders from around the world will explore business opportunities in the rest of the session.
9th October, 09.30, Business Club, Hall 4.0
Aimed at FBF newbies, this offers an insight into the important exhibition areas in order to give an overview of the world’s biggest fair’s infrastructure.
9th October, 13.00, Business Club, Foyer Hall 4.0
This business breakfast, from the Georgian publishers’ and booksellers’ association, will put the fair’s Guest of Honour nation under the spotlight, while also focusing on publishers of children’s literature from various countries.
11th October, 09.00, Hall 5.0/Booth 5.0/B100
A new world of books
Offering an insight into innovative publishing techniques and how to introduce interactivity on the page to engage readers. The session will be led by US region sales director Marilyn Kretzer of augmented reality platform Devar.
10th October, 12.00, Frankfurt Kids’ Stage Foyer 5.1/6.1
The art of non-profits
Hear how small US presses generate income from multiple sources in ‘‘The Art of Non-profit Literary Publishing: Wielding the Double-Edged Sword”, an event featuring Red Hen Press and the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses.
10th October, 13.30, International Stage Hall 5.1/A128
Female authors from Latin America, including Argentinian writer Gabriela Cabezón, will discuss emancipation, clichés and polyphony.
11th October, 14.00, Frankfurt Pavilion, Agora
FutureBook Award shortlists
The shortlists for this year’s FutureBook Awards will be unveiled, alongside an interview with Pan Macmillan managing director Anthony Forbes Watson conducted by Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller. The awards celebrate the best innovation from the publishing industry, with podcasts to be recognised for the first time this year.
11th October, 13.00, International Stage, Hall 5.1
Macmillan is celebrating 175 years with its traditional Happy Hour featuring Dale Salwak, a magician and author who will take attendees “to an enchanted world”.
11th October, 17.00, Hall 4.2/Booth F8
Family members of political prisoners Gui Minhai and Raif Badawi discuss the status of freedom to publish around the world today.
12th October, 10.30, Weltempfang Salon Hall 4.1/B81
This panel discussion looks at how authors can deal with and address the far right in their work, with particular reference to French and German novels.
12th October, 10.30, Weltempfang Stage Hall 4.1 B 81
A chance to meet 20 representatives from small indie publishers from 20 countries, including firms from Latin American and Africa.
12th October, 12.30, Hall 5.1/Booth 5.1/A114