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Kids Fellows Interview

For the 17th time the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme is taking place. With 98 submitted applications this year’s focus on “Kids” has generated a new record. Among the 16 Fellows are five first-time countries: Belgium, Lebanon, the Philippines, Serbia and Thailans. Joanna El Mir from Lebanon and Andrea Pasion from the Philippines gave us a little interview…

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Happy 100th Birthday, Tove Jansson

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This year the famous Finland-Swedish artist, illustrator, caricaturist and author, Tove Jansson, celebrates her 100th birthday. She became world-famous with her popular Moomin characters and stories.

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“BY”, an exhibition highlighting Finnish illustration and animation

In picture books and animations visual expressions are as important and meaningful as texts. Finnish illustrators create new pictures for children every day. The legacy of one of the best-known Finnish artist in the world, the visual artist, illustrator and author Tove Jansson is still alive, but at the same time today’s illustrators form a […]

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Frankfurt Book Fair, Guest of Honour, International


Welcome to Germany! On the Road With Editors from Brazil, India, Russia and the US

003It’s summer time and for our colleagues at our foreign offices this means packing their bags and hopping on a plane to Germany. They’re not coming alone, mind you. Almost every year, the GBO New York, the GBO New Delhi and the Book Information Centre in Moscow organise editor trips to Germany. In July, a delegation of Brazilian STM publishers will also be visiting their German counterparts.

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“Only take on those writers and projects that excite you”

Lambert, SophieCongratulations! Literary agent Sophie Lambert of Conville & Walsh has the honour of becoming the Bookseller’s inaugural Shooting Star for 2014: the Rising Star who deserved an extra special mention! For the first time this year the Frankfurt Book Fair has partnered with the Bookseller Rising Stars initiative. We are delighted to be supporting the next generation of young guns! We asked Sophie Lambert if she had a piece of advice for aspiring agents. Here’s what she said.

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Design meets Story Telling – Sven Ehmann from gestalten

Sven Ehmann at StoryDrive Asia, photo: Christian Y. Schmidt

Sven Ehmann from the Berlin based art and design book publisher gestalten took part in a 1 week travel program for German editors organized by the German Book Center in Beijing. He was also a speaker at the panel discussion “Design meets Storytelling” on May 30th at StoryDrive Asia Conference. What is he taking back from Beijing?

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Books vs. Tote Bags – BookExpo America 2014

“Are you a German publisher?” It was surprising to me how often we had to answer this question at BookExpo America (BEA) in New York. There are obviously many international publishing professionals who don’t know what the Frankfurt Book Fair is. But that’s what we’re here for! Together with our colleagues from Frankfurt, Riky Stock, […]

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Day 2 StoryDrive ASIA 2014 – Highlights and Conclusions

Presenter James Chau, Photo by Christian Y. Schmidt
300 visitors on each day and many business talks between the sessions. ”I am very happy about the huge interest in our StoryDrive format, not only from the Chinese publishing and entertainment industry but also from the whole region,” concludes Holger Volland, vice president of Frankfurt Bookfair, at the end of the second day of the conference.

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StoryDrive ASIA 2014 – Impressions from Day 1

Martina & Simon, Canada/ Korea present eat.your.kimchi, Photo by Christian Y. Schmidt
The first day in a nutshell: Starting from how to develop stories from Chinese characters and children’s games via a quirky introduction to Korean culture to case studies on how to efficiently use your resources when developing a cross media product to a stimulating story pitch workshop and finishing with ideas on how to manage innovation and the future of the author / writer…

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The Asian Era: welcome to the new Frankfurt Quarterly!

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The Frankfurt Academy Quarterly has shortened its name to “Frankfurt Quarterly”. We’ve also redesigned the layout, and we hope you like it – let us know! What we have not shortened is the content: In this issue we take an in-depth look at Asia – or to be more precise, at Japan, Korea, China and Indonesia, which are seen as the most exciting players in the region. They have all placed the creative industries centre stage in their publishing strategies – and in each case the government is playing a big role. We ask how successful the different approaches are and how they are affecting the promotion of culture in general, whether popular or high-brow.

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