General information on the Frankfurt Book Fair

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The Frankfurt Book Fair will take place from 10 to 14 October 2018. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts and the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors - each year in October, they all come together and create something new.

Grow your business, expand your network, build bridges into the future, grow your professional skills, and make new discoveries: digital content, the vibrant publishing landscape of the Guest of Honour and interesting information about the most important markets worldwide. Whether you come to the Fair as exhibitor, professional or private visitor - one thing is certain: at the Frankfurt Book Fair you will have more access to current trends than anywhere else.

Book sale at the Fair

On the last day of the fair (Sunday, 14 October 2018) exhibiting publishers are allowed to sell their books at retail price. At the fair you will see many books you would like to buy right away. Whether you're excited about the newest manga or the first edition of an underground poet, on Sunday you can buy them all.


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Guide for authors & self-publishers

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You’re an author or self-publisher and want to present your first book at your own stand at the Fair? Use our how-to guide for authors!

Guide for authors