I did a lot of work at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year, and had a lot fun. Apart from meeting with some terrific international publishers and rights agents, I also had the chance to attend several conferences and write about them and the fair in general for two of the book trade’s must-read publications, Publishing Perspectives (which published a daily magazine at the fair) and Australia’s Bookseller+Publisher.
I’ve often found writing articles is an excellent way of achieving a better understanding of some of the book industry’s key challenges. For those who missed them at the time because they were too busy working the halls, or wish to discover more about what goes on at Frankfurt, I’ve compiled a list of all the articles I wrote below, as well as posted here daily video summaries of the fair I made for Publishing Perspectives.
- ‘Frankfurt: international exhibitor numbers up’ (11 Oct 2011: subscription required)
- ‘Happy campers at Frankfurt dispel global gloom’ (18 Oct 2011: subscription required)
- I’ve also written a more detailed piece on Frankfurt for Bookseller+Publisher magazine’s Summer Issue, which should be out soon.
For Publishing Perspectives
- ‘Yes, you can buy children’s rights at the Frankfurt Book Fair!’ (7 Sept 2011)
- ‘E-book Explosion Outside US at Least Three Years Away’ (10 Oct 2011)
- ‘Publishers Launch debuts at Frankfurt’ (11 Oct 2011)
- ‘The Power Buyer: A New Breed of Voracious and Influential Reader’ (11 Oct 2011)
- ‘Nielsen Reports Print Book Sales in Decline’ (11 Oct 2011)
- ‘Publishers Need to Engage With the Mobile Consumer’ (12 Oct 2011)
- ‘Free Market Threatens Diversity, Says Former CEO of Borders UK’ (12 Oct 2011)
- ‘Digital Rights Rules: Always Evolving’ (13 Oct 2011)
- ‘Australian Children’s Books Achieve Strong Sales and International Recognition’ (13 Oct 2011)
- ‘Metadata Perspectives: More Sales, Just Don’t Mention the “M” Word’ (14 Oct 2011)