A Summary of Frankfurt Book Fair 2011

Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book and media fair in the world, with over 7,500 exhibitors from more than 110 countries. This year’s event took place from October 12 to 16. Here are a few of the highlights from the 2011 event.

The Tools of Change Conference talked about the importance of e-books and social media marketing. Click here to read the full story in Publishers Weekly.

Macmillan Bello and Curtis Brown announced that they will be publishing several out-of-print books in a digital format. Click here to see the full story featured on The Guardian.

Tons of publishing professionals attended this year’s conference. Click here to read about one agent’s experience.

And the good best news for authors and other publishing professionals… The fair was upbeat despite the struggling economy. Click here to read the story by The Bookseller.


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Frankfurt Book Fair 2011

Book fairs are a great way to promote your book and learn about the publishing industry. Frankfurt Book Fair begins today, October 12th, and lasts until October 16th.

The Frankfurt Book Fair has over 7,300 exhibitors and approximately 290,000 visitors. The exhibitors and visitors travel from over 100 countries to attend more than 3,000 events occurring at the book fair.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is a great place to make deals and establish or develop contacts. The event features seminars, conferences, readings and much more.

For information on attending the event, please visit http://www.frankfurt-book-fair.com/en/.

Also, if you are a visitor or exhibitor at the Frankfurt Book Fair, I’d love to hear about your experience. Please share your comments below.

Kelly Schuknecht works as the Vice President of Outskirts Press.  In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.