Anticipating Frankfurt 2017

Heading into 2017, the Frankfurt Book Fair is simply a better event, says Andrew Albanese. The Literary Agents & Scouts Center (LitAg) has set a new attendance record with about 500 tables sold this year.

BISG Rights Program About “Significant” Opportunity

Rights and permissions have evolved from a back-office service department that was supposed to get stuff done and stay out of the way. In the modern era, with the introduction of software packages and digital rights management, these departments have become significant revenue producers.

Frankfurt Guest of Honor Is France, French Language

In the European Union, France and Germany dominate economically, politically, and culturally. In October at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Franco-German alliance will take center stage when France is the annual guest of honor at the world’s largest publishing industry trade show.

A Copyright Update for Europe

Wherever lawmakers attempt so-called “copyright reform,” the work is arduous and time-consuming. In the European Union, stakeholders speak two dozen official languages and hail from 28 nations.

Publishing’s Top 50 For 2016

In the digital era, the publishing industry enjoys global reach; the crowded field of top publishers includes just six American companies.

In Paris, Publishing “En Marche”

“France is well known for its high-quality literature, but I think there is emerging a French popular literature, too,” says Fabrice Piault. “If you look at the bestseller list this summer, most titles are coming from French popular literature.”