Frankfurt under the shadow of Covid

Frankfurt under the shadow of Covid

Even though many countries' pandemic restrictions began in February or March, owing to the spring/autumn cyclical nature of the global rights trading schedule the international book trade will head into this virtual Frankfurt Book Fair—#Fakefurt as some on social media have it—without having a major book fair in real life for a year. As we see in our “New Normal” feature, rights professionals have adjusted during the course of 2020, shifting their modes of working, and translation sales have remained robust. But it is difficult to measure intangibles—those chance meetings and new business a...

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