It’s by far the world’s largest book fair and it’s back after the easing of the Covid pandemic. The event is still huge but only 50% of its normal size. Still there are 93,000 trade delegates and its suffice to say it’s a melting pot of nationalities, ideologies, creative talent and business acumen.
The first thing anyone coming to “Frankfurter Buchmesse” is the sheer size of this industry in terms of both cultural and intellectual importance and financial clout.
Green Hill Director David and Production Manager Gina are here getting a select cohort of our authors in front of foreign publishing companies. The fair is the world’s premium rights market where the right to publish books in defined territories/languages are bought and sold. We are representing just 5 of our authors.
The world’s top-tier publishing professionals have energetically reconvened with force. There are experts in every area imaginable from metadata/findability, production automation, marketing, rights, writing, design and technology (including new audio book technologies).
One thing is for sure – there are very few self-publishing companies interacting in this space. We have not seen another Australian self-publishing company here. We wonder where they are.
We have been complimented on Green Hill’s book design prowess and the quality of content. This bodes well for Green Hill’s future (and our faithful and valued authors).
David and Gina from Frankfurt I Germany