French publishers opt for Frankfurt collective stand

French publishers opt for Frankfurt collective stand

The International Bureau of French Publishing (BIEF) has put the final touches to its plans for the Frankfurt Book Fair. A total of 107 publishers will be present on its 1,000-square metre stand, including market leaders Hachette Livre and Editis. None will take their habitual individual stands because of the pandemic.

Altogether 260 French rights and other publishing professionals have signed up, compared to around 220 in pre-Covid years, according to BIEF managing director Nicolas Roche. But they will not stay as long as usual. “Most of their meetings are concentrated on the Wednesday (2...

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