Archives: Frankfurt Book Fair

Best of BTB: Open Access: Who Holds the Power?

Frankfurt is the birthplace of book fairs, and of sturm und drang –  or at least, it is the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, born in Frankfurt in 1749. Goethe embodied German Romanticism, which enobled sturm und drang – storm and stress – as the iron-hard forge of human character. In 2014, sturm und […]

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Best of BTB: The Force Remaking Scholarly Publishing

Since earlier this year, influential research funders have mandated “open access” publishing practices that are sparking dramatic re-tooling of longstanding business models. When “authors pay,” what should publishers expect to face? At the Frankfurt Book Fair today, Copyright Clearance Center presented a frank discussion on the “OA” challenge with Robert Kiley of the Wellcome Trust and a panel of leading publishers […]

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Best of BTB: Global E-Book Report Update

National e-book markets are like snowflakes.  No two are alike.  Emerging markets particularly engage in approaches of their own.  In India, domestic platforms lead the way; while in Brazil, Apple shows a surprising lead in eBook distribution over the usual suspect. First published in 2011, the Global eBook Report follows international market evolution in e-books, […]

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Frankfurt Book Fair Same But Different

Reliably as ever, the Frankfurt Book Fair for 2014 is overstuffed with new titles from promising and established authors alike. Yet the hopeful, even sometimes buoyant mood belies a fear of the figure lurking around every corner of the business, no matter where you travel. You know who. From the media center of the Frankfurt […]

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Frankfurt Stays Hot

Right-sized and re-made, the Frankfurt Book Fair retains its pre-eminent position in the global publishing industry, digital revolution and all. “A lot of business can now be done over the Internet, and frankly, you don’t need to bring the teams you used to have,” notes Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. Total attendance for the recently-concluded fair, Albanese reports, […]

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Frankfurt Book Fair Highlights

In the home of the printed book, the crowd is looking well beyond the page and seeking reconciliation with the digital world. At this week’s 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair, Markus Dohle, CEO of the recently merged mega-publisher Penguin Random House, even made headlines for speaking kindly of a much-feared Web giant. “Dohle expressed his belief […]

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Frankfurt Preview 2013

The city of Frankfurt has a strong claim to the title of center of the book publishing universe. In the 15th century, Johannes Gutenberg developed movable type and the printing press at his studio in Frankfurt. In our own time, book authors and publishers, as well as their partners in technology and licensing, gather every fall […]

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BTB #255: Headed To Frankfurt 2011

In Danvers, Mass., there’s a look of fall on the local landscape, while the final plans are being made for the CCC team’s annual trek to Germany. Joining Chris Kenneally to describe CCC’s wide range of copyright and licensing related events at the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 12-16) – along with an invitation to join […]

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BTB #188: At Frankfurt “StoryDrive,” A Copyright Dialogue

As the Frankfurt Book Fair prepares to open, the global publishing industry continues to feel its way into new content territory, where text meets film, music, and even video games. In its debut year, “StoryDrive” – a “professional meeting place for the international media and entertainment worlds – aims to collect cyber citizens, content creators […]

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BTB #124: At Frankfurt, CCC Has Licensing Covered

Please join Jake Kelleher from CCC at Frankfurt Book Fair in the Forum Innovation located in Hall 4.2 on Wednesday, 14 October at 13.45 and Thursday, 15 October at 10.00 for a half hour presentation titled Licensing Solutions to Monetize ALL Your Digital Content. Listen to Jake explain how leading publishers are leveraging web-based licensing […]

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