This year Pilrig Press, who publishes my books, were given a grant by the wonderful Publishing Scotland people to go to the The Frankfurt Book Fair (stand H1 in Hall 8) and have a “Look see!” Yeh hey! And I’m thrilled to be tagging along with Pilrig Press for one of the days!
BUT what is the Frankfurt Book Fair exactly?
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book and media fair in the world. Basically, it’s where publishers go to sell book rights and make contact with other publishers and find out all that is new and wonderful in the publishing world … and more. This year it has around 7500 exhibitors from over 110 countries and more than 3,600 events and they expect 280,000 visitors. There’s a great infographic about it by the clever Maps of the World people : http://www.mapsofworld.com/frankfurt-book-fair-facts-infographic.html
The thing is, I’ve never been to a book fair before. The programme sounds and looks overwhelming! Where will I start? What should I do? HELP! If you have been to the Frankfurt Book Fair before, or indeed any book fair, I’d love to hear about your experiences and I’d be grateful for any top tips you have to offer 🙂