Concerns raised over Frankfurt Book Fair rights centre relocation

Concerns raised over Frankfurt Book Fair rights centre relocation

A plan announced by the Frankfurt Book Fair to relocate its rights and licenses business in 2019 while the Messe undergoes a lengthy structural revamp is understood to be causing deep concern among agents and publishers, with one protesting that the plan "just isn't feasible".

As part of the revamp, FBF plans to move the literary agents and scouts centre in 2019 from the top floor of Hall 6 to the “Festhalle”, near the City entrance to the fair, while Hall 6.3 becomes a technical control centre inaccessible to customers. The following year, the international exhibitors from Hall 5 will mov...

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