Friday 26 February 2016

The Frankfurt Book Fair / the Philippines is a focus county for 2016 / call for papers

For the second year, the Frankfurt Book Fair (19-23 October) and the trade magazine, Publishing Perspectives will host the markets: global publishing summit to help publishers around the world better understand and build relationships. It will feature seven important current and future markets, including the Philippines. the full list is:

1. Brazil
2. Flanders & the Netherlands
3. Philippines
4. Poland
5. Spain
6. United Arab Emirates
7. United Kingdom

Each region, or country, will be presented from three perspectives: analysis, vision, and players.

“In making our selection, it was important to us to present not just very established markets but also lesser-known ones with significant potential for growth”, says Holger Volland, the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Vice President of Business Development. “We’re inviting participants to discover seven exciting markets and to discuss concrete business opportunities with partners immediately, on the spot. In just a few hours, participants will be able to expand their international networks and launch new business plans.”

The core idea of the summit is to provide a platform for taking the next steps into the digital future of publishing, for building on the collective knowledge of the future of storytelling and content creation, and forging new relationships through facilitated discussion sessions. Attendees will be able to both talk to their peers about important and emerging issues such as open access, subscription models, direct-to-consumer sales, rights and licensing, and distribution, whilst also connecting with those important players in these regions.

Frankfurt Book Fair has put out a call for papers. If you’re in the Philippines, and you have suggestions for speakers and sessions, send them to Katharina Ewald, For more information, click here.