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Issue 6 / 2023
Dear reader,
The ticket shop is open! And we can also announce the first authors who will be participating in the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse. We are particularly pleased that this year's awardee of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Salman Rushdie, has expressed his intention to come to Frankfurt for the award ceremony.

Another piece of success news: interest in LitAg, our trading centre for rights and licences, is higher than ever. A "Sold Out!" sign is hanging at the Literaty Agents & Scouts Centre now.

We pay special attention to translators in this issue of the newsletter. German-English translator Alexandra Roesch tells us about her personal Frankfurt exprience and what a translator needes to make the trip a success.

Enjoy reading!

Your Newsletter Team
Let's go: Tickets for the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse available online
Day or season ticket, weekend or family rate - tickets for the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse can now be purchased. We show you what options you have to take part in the biggest event in the international publishing industry's calendar, whether as a trade or private visitor. In our press release, we also reveal the first details of the event programme, which will feature Heinz Strunk, Margit Auer and Rafik Schami, among others.

  Your ticket options
Some of the speakers at the Frankfurt Rights Meeting Carmen Giménez (Executive Director and Publisher, Graywolf Press), Doug Wallace ((Andrew Nurnberg Associates International Ltd), Madeline McIntosh (former CEO, Penguin Random House US) © Jason Gardner, J. Savoll
Frankfurt Rights Meeting
The leading conference for rights and licence trading is back!
With four digital sessions in September 2023, followed by an exclusive networking reception with keynote speech on the exhibition grounds on Tuesday, 17 October 2023: The Frankfurt Rights Meeting is back on the agenda of the international rights and licensing community after a three-year pandemic break. The topics of the four online sessions: Artificial Intelligence, Audio, Film, Politics and the respective opportunities for and impact on the rights and licensing trade.

  Get your tickets now
The "Books on..." exhibition is a central part of a guest of honour appearance © FBM D. Driessen
Save the date
Books on Slovenia: Registration is open!
"Honeycomb of Words" - true to this slogan Slovenia will be present as the Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023. Publishers from around the world are invited to register their current titles on Slovenia here as part of the international book exhibition "Books on Slovenia" in the Guest of Honour Pavilion. All publications of Slovenian authors in translation are welcome, as well as books about culture, politics, language, history and society of Slovenia. Registration will be open until 30 September. More information on Slovenia's Guest of Honour appearance and what the pavilion will look like was announced at a recent press conference.
  Register your titles
Alexandra Roesch is a bilingual, bicultural translator based in Frankfurt am Main © private
A Frankfurt experience
Navigating Frankfurter Buchmesse as a Translator
Normally, translators spend their time in seclusion with a laptop, dictionaries and possibly a pet, engrossed in their projects. Fiction and non-fiction translator Alexandra Roesch tells us why a visit to Frankfurter Buchmesse is interesting for her and what it takes to make a trip to Frankfurt a success. In her article, published at, she gives numerous tips that are not only valuable for translators.
  To the article
© Frankfurter Buchmesse
Meet the Author at #fbm
In the age of fandom
In October, a new area will premiere at Frankfurter Buchmesse: "Meet the Author". The area is a response to readers' wishes to meet their favourite authors at the Book Fair and maybe even get a selfie. Lars Birken-Bertsch, Director Strategic Project Development, Cooperations & Programme, explains in a short interview what else is involved.
  To the interview
Journalist A. G. Espinosa (left), R. Infante, World Voices, Dominican Republic (right) © private, Centro Cultural de España
Professional Programme
Sharing Innovation at CONTEC Latin America
Sustainability, translation and audiobooks in the Spanish-language market: the CONTEC meeting was held in Mexico City at the beginning of the July to share experiences and reflections in the context of Frankfurter Buchmesse with the Latin American region. At the lectures, discussion panels and workshops, 33 experts from different countries discussed these important topics. Journalist América Gutiérrez Espinosa summarised her findings for us.
  To the article
Adania Shibli © Hartwig Klappert
LiBeraturpreis 2023: Adania Shibli, Palestine
The LiBeraturpreis, an annual award for women authors from the Global South in German translation, goes this year to the Palestinian author Adania Shibli for her novel "Eine Nebensache" (English: Minor Detail). The title was translated from Arabic into German by Günther Orth and published by Berenberg Verlag. The prize was established in 1987 by the initiative LiBeraturpreis e.V. and has been organised by Litprom e.V. since 2013. The prize is worth 3,000 euros and is awarded during Frankfurter Buchmesse.
  More about Adania Shibli
Tom Tivnan from The Bookseller and Maria Garbutt-Lucero, this year's shooting star © Alex Hippisley-Cox
The book industry's Rising Stars 2023
"If there is a commonality to the members of our 13th outing of The Bookseller's Rising Stars - our annual list of the book industry's up-and-comers and leaders of the future - it is about growing audiences." writes the industry magazine The Bookseller after the announcement of the "Rising Stars 2023". Maria Garbutt-Lucero, who was chosen as the Shooting Star of 2023, will soon have ample opportunity to present herself directly to the public. She is Publicity Director at Sceptre, Hachette UK and will be a guest at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse. You can get to meet her at the Publishing Perspectives Forum on Wednesday 18th October at 12pm.
  The Rising Stars
+++ Newsflash +++
+ 35.2 %
This is how strongly sales in the German audiobook market have increased compared to the pre-pandemic year 2019. The growth drivers are the digital sales channels.

+++ A new Aldus Up White Paper by the Mainz book studies department is online +++ Topic: "Reading situations, cumulative effects of reading, and their consequences for surveying and promoting reading"

+++ The winners of the S+T+ARTS PRIZE 2023 have been announced +++ The artists of Pollinator Pathmaker (GB) and Broken Spectre (IE) will each receive €20,000 and a presence at #fbm23. 

+++ CONTENTshift-Accelerator 2023 +++ The selection of start-ups for the final at Frankfurter Buchmesse has been made.
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