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FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR

Frankfurt, Germany

Trade fair for books, multimedia and communications

 

275.791 visitors (trade visitor days: 140,474). That means a 2,3 percent increase in visitor numbers compared to last year.

 

 

Everyone who is anyone in the industry will be there: authors and publishers, booksellers and librarians, art dealers and illustrators, agents and journalists, information brokers and readers.

The Book Fair verdict: New concept a success

The most political, but also the most youthful Book Fair in years/ visitor numbers increased by two percent/ taking stock of the LitAg, the Business Club and the new Book Fair concept

Frankfurt, 18/10/2015 - Salman Rushdie opened the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 with a plea for freedom of opinion. And over the next five days, the Book Fair remained a place of debate about moral codes and the boundaries of tolerance. From an organisational point of view, the new concept of the Book Fair supported the dynamics of this year’s event.Director of the Book Fair, Juergen Boos, shared his impressions: "The new neighbourhoods created by the restructuring have strengthened the feeling of togetherness. At the same time, they've opened people's eyes to new areas of business. It’s now clear that there is still plenty of scope for all the communities to expand their international licensing business." And he detected euphoria in the industry as a whole: "2015 has been the busiest and most successful Book Fair for years! Exhibitors from all the different regions told me the same thing time and again in our personal talks."The Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 in detailPositive visitor numbers: By the end of today, the Book Fair expects to have welcomed 275.791 visitors (trade visitor days: 140,474). That means a 2,3 percent increase in visitor numbers compared to last year. Also, the number of attending journalists has increased. It rose from 9,300 in 2014 to around 9,900 journalists in 2015.Visitors weekend: The weekend proved that true fans of literature are not put off by cold weather. Visitors thronged in front of the Star Wars Poetry Slam in the newly designed Agora. In the heated Reading Tent, literary stars like Jenny Erpenbeck attracted such large crowds that the doors had to be closed for some periods. And the cosplayers in their imaginative outfits made sure that the Book Fair weekend will remain in people's memories as a colourful and diverse festival of literature.

About the company

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 270,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and around 9,300 accredited journalists in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

 


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