FBF: Self-publishing and subscriptions dominate

FBF: Self-publishing and subscriptions dominate

As publishers across the world gear up for next month’s Frankfurt Book Fair (8th–10th October), direct-to-consumer issues are dominating discussions. Subscription services (see right) and self-publishing are set to be two of the biggest FBF buzz topics, with indie authors looking towards Europe—and Germany in particular—as the next self-publishing boom territories. Meanwhile, Brazil, Eastern Europe and Turkey have been earmarked as hot rights territories for the traditional market (see below).

Reflecting the increased interest, FBF has beefed up its self-publishing offer considerably fo...

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