Juergen Boos

This year’s Frankfurt Book Fair has just opened with a discussion on “The Future of Reading” between bestselling Brazilian author Paulo Coelho and Frankfurt Book Fair Director Juergen Boos. “How will The Alchemist be received in 100 years?” asks the Book Fair’s materials. “What will authors have to do in the future to get their content […]

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  English international exhibitors are moving from Hall 8 to Halls 6 and 4 from 2015, as part of an effort to put English-language publishers at the “at the heart of the action”, the Frankfurt Book Fair has announced.

The rump of English speaking international exhibitors will be relocated in Halls 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2, with the Literary Agents and Scouts Centre to be housed in Hall 6.3. STM and Educational publishers will remain in Hall 4.2.

Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, took the opportunity in his opening address for this year’s edition of the book trade’s biggest jamboree to warn against the dangers of oligopolies in publishing, and of technical standards becoming means towards market domination. In a series of more or less coded or directly explicit warnings [...]

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Around 7,300 exhibitors from 100 countries are expected to attend this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. The leading international trade fair for books, media and digital content reveals an industry that is redefining itself in the midst of the most comprehensive paradigm shift since the introduction of the printing press.

The world's biggest book fair opened here on Tuesday with the spotlight on children's literature, traditionally an "under-recognised" sector but now seen as a driving force in publishing.

More than 7,000 exhibitors are expected from Wednesday at the five-day Frankfurt Book Fair, which this year also puts the literary traditions, arts and culture of New Zealand in the spotlight as its guest of honour.

"Childrens' books have been doing very well around the world," Richard Robinson, president and chief executive of the publisher and distributor of children?s books, Scholastic told a news conference.

The director of the Frankfurt Book Fair has said start-ups will capitalise on the trade, as the organisers revealed exhibitor numbers were down 2.1% on 2010. In total, 7,384 exhibitors from 106 countries attended last week's fair, with more than 3,200 events attracting 280,194 visitors, which was marginally up on last year (279,325).

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