'Promise, Energy, Surprise': Download A Free White Paper on 'The Markets' 2016

The pivotal international publishing regions to be featured at Frankfurt Book Fair on October 18 in The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Learn about them in this free download. Read More

‘Common Threads’: Flanders and The Netherlands at Frankfurt

A timely reminder of shared culture and business in Europe, early elements of Frankfurt Book Fair’s Guest of Honor program for October focus on Flanders, The Netherlands, and ‘what we share.’ Read More

‘The First Free Zone For Publishing’: The UAE’s Bodour

Nothing may sound better to publishers than the phrase ‘larger global markets for publishing,’ which Sharjah Publishing City is being developed to create. The Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi speaks on October 18 as the UAE’s visionary in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Read More

The IPA, the Arab World, and ‘Building Dialogue’: Bodour on the Controversy

In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization. Read More

StoryDrive Asia Powers On: Announcing a Singapore Debut

“Access for international publishers to entirely new players,” says Frankfurt Book Fair’s Juergen Boos, takes StoryDrive Asia to Singapore. Read More

Looking Up: Publishers Weekly and Frankfurt Are Taking Star Watch 2016 Nominations

Frankfurt Book Fair (FBM) and Publishers Weekly (PW) produce the PW Star Watch program to highlight emerging talents in the American publishing industry. Read More

Canada Calling: BitLit and Shelfie at Three Years

  By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson Publishing Perspectives Editor-in-Chief “It’s been nearly 3 years since I first picked up a phone and started calling publishers.” And Peter Hudson, founding CEO of BitLit in Vancouver, is in a good position to tell newcomers to the publishing startup scene what to expect: “Looking back, I understand why everybody I… Read More

Frankfurt Focus: YouTube, BookTube…PublisherTube?

Wide-Eyed And Bookish In the United Kingdom, Zoe Sugg—known as Zoella to her huge fan base—has pulled off the kind of book-sales numbers that most authors and publishers will never see. Her first book, Girl Online, became the biggest seller in its initial week of any novelist’s debut since BookScan began its data-gathering efforts. What that… Read More

At Frankfurt: Can books find true fans?

Fanning the flames When asking Pan Macmillan’s Naomi Bacon to join us at Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club for a discussion of “hardcore fandom” and books in our “Hug the Alien” series of events, I hadn’t counted on getting video in the bargain. But we got it, and it’s good stuff.   Bacon, with the… Read More