Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

My first time at Frankfurt Book Fair. This is actually my third major book fair, I've gone to 2 in London, and I have to admit I still don't really get what goes on there! 🙂

I know there are “deals” being made, rights being sold, but I have no idea how this happens. Between agent and editor? Author and publisher? Certainly not with me, lol.

And why do so many non-writers go? I mean, on Saturday when it was open to the public and not just to industry people it was PACKED.  And many fair goers had dressed up in costume. There was a great energy there, but from what I could see, it didn't seem like these people were actually buying books. At least, I never saw any checkout counters. The fact that most of what went on was in German makes it even more enigmatic for non-German speakers like myself.

Still, I had fun with my friend Claudia, and made a few good connections.

 

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We're here!

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Friday wasn't open yet for the public, only industry registrants.

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Saturday was way more crowded. Practically had to elbow your way to get anywhere.

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There was a decent-sized self-publishing section that I was happy to see.

A good sign that the attitude to indie publishing in Germany is changing.

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Went all weekend without getting a photo together

– one in front of the bookstore at the train station will do!

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Large advertisement in the main train station in Frankfurt.

Wouldn't it be cool to be featured there?

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Until next time, Frankfurt!

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