Phil Collins and Ai Weiwei make waves at Frankfurt book fair

Memoirs by the musician and the artist were among the forthcoming books causing excitement at the industry’s international trade eventA memoir from Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, a “devastating” critique of austerity from former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and a “warts and all” autobiography from the musician Phil Collins are among the deals setting this week’s Frankfurt book fair on fire.Announcing its deal for Ai’s book at the world’s largest gathering of the publishing industry, The Bodley Head said it would be “an extraordinary cultural history of China over the past one hundred years”. It will be told through both Ai’s own life story, and that of his father, the poet Ai Qing, who was both an early intimate of Mao Zedong, and later sentenced to hard labour in the Gobi desert after being branded a rightist. The book will be published in spring 2017. Related: Ai Weiwei finds 'listening devices' hidden in Beijing studio Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One Book Fair to Another: Karachi Makes Its Case at Frankfurter Buchmesse

In a market of 197 million people and a strong youthful contingent, Pakistan's industry is looking to expand December's Karachi International Book Fair. The post One Book Fair to Another: Karachi Makes Its Case at Frankfurter Buchmesse appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Newsweek Makes Its Frankfurt Book Fair Debut in October

The international news magazine Newsweek—which publishes in six languages—will host several events and exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October. The post Newsweek Makes Its Frankfurt Book Fair Debut in October appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: WME, HC Lead the Deal-Making in Active Show

If there a theme emerged from the deal-making at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, it was the dominance of HarperCollins as a buyer of big books, and of William Morris Endeavor as the seller of those books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: CONTEC Makes Its Debut

In March of this year, following a wonderful day of programming at TOC Bologna, I sat at dinner with a few of our speakers from the day—my friend and CONTEC Frankfurt speaker Paul Rhodes included—and the conversations at that table were simply absorbing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Small Demons Makes Big Splash at Frankfurt Book Fair

In his closing remarks, Frankfurt Book Fair director Juergen Boos said that 2011 was a strong year for startups at the fair. Among those startups, perhaps none had a better reception than Small Demons, in Los Angeles. “We couldn’t have asked for a better first Frankfurt Book Fair,” Small Demons... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: In Surprise, Frankfurt Book Fair Attendance Rises

Despite a sluggish global economy and political turmoil, official attendance for the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair rose modestly over 2014. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: The New, Digital Faces of the Frankfurt Book Fair

For all the talk of ebooks, and the state of the book market, the number of new digital startups at the Frankfurt Book Fair is an indicator of the industry's health. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Big Books the U.S. Agencies Are Selling at the Fair: Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

Prepare for the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair with our roundup of big projects that'll be making the rounds, among them books by Leslie Jamison, Richard Price, Amy Poehler, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2019: Markus Dohle Is Sold on the Future of the Book

In a reception at Penguin Random House's stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair, global CEO Markus Dohle again expressed his confidence in the future for both his company and the book industry in general. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award, PP, and Frankfurt Book Fair NY Hosts Event Celebrating Arabic Literature in Translation

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Publishing Perspectives, and the Frankfurt Book Fair New York will host at seminar on Arabic literature in translation in NYC. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award, PP, and Frankfurt Book Fair NY Hosts Event Celebrating Arabic Literature in Translation appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: It’s Time to Fix Fair Dealing in Canada

Demand for Canadian educational content remains high, however the ongoing supply of Canadian learning resources remains uncertain after a 2012 change to copyright law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: With No Single Big Book, Multiple Memoirs Steal the Show

The tastemakers in the publishing industry spent big on a handful of novels, and a raft of memoirs at this year's fair. Some insiders mused that while the novels offer escapism, the memoirs give readers what they crave even more in these divisive times: a sense of connection with other people. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: Artisan Inks Multi-Book Deal with Chef René Redzepi

In a deal rumored to be in the seven-figure range, Artisan has inked a world rights publishing partnership with chef René Redzepi for three new cookbooks and a new biannual series called Dispatches. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: Dohle Highlights Stability of the Book Business

Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle praised the slow, but continuous growth of the book business around the world and noted the “healthy co-existence" of the print and digital markets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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At Frankfurt Book Fair: ‘A Book Is a Film Is a Game’ Networking Day Returns

The day includes two sets of pitch sessions of books for possible film or virtual-reality development, each followed by networking sessions. The post At Frankfurt Book Fair: ‘A Book Is a Film Is a Game’ Networking Day Returns appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Frankfurt Book Fair Presents Documenta 14: Building A New ‘Parthenon of Books’

'The prohibition of books betrays so much about their times and the respective political order,' says Frankfurt's Juergen Boos ahead of Book Fair's presentation of documenta 14's new 'The Parthenon of Books.' The post Frankfurt Book Fair Presents Documenta 14: Building A New ‘Parthenon of Books’... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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At Frankfurt Book Fair: ‘A Book Is a Film Is a Game’

Minecraft, Angry Birds, 'Valérian et Laureline,' and many more high-visibility properties are spotlighted in a daylong focus at Frankfurt on cross-media development. The post At Frankfurt Book Fair: ‘A Book Is a Film Is a Game’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: Books on the Middle East Crisis Drawing Lots of Interest

The ongoing turmoil in the Middle East along with the refugee crisis there and in Europe has been the source of a clutch of manuscripts on offer at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: No Big Book Yet, But Plenty of Big Sales

One thing the absence of a big book has meant is that a handful of titles—drawing strong advances from editors in the U.S. and abroad—are being clumped into an ever-growing list of buzzed-about books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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