Saturday, June 26, 2010

Frankfurt Book Fair 2010 – We’ll Be There

We’ve had some great news – Creative New Zealand has awarded us one of four grants to assist with exhibition and travel costs for the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Frankfurt is to books what Cannes is to film, the one indispensable site for the industry to meet each year.

Taking place from 6 –10 October, the fair is billed as ‘the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide’ – attended by over 7,300 exhibitors from 100 countries, around 300,000 visitors and over 10,000 journalists.

Applicants for the funding were assessed by a panel from Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand Book Council and the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ).

Alongside Oratia Media/Libro International, Auckland University Press, Calico Publishing and Gecko Press received grants, and we'll all be sharing space on the New Zealand stand at the show.

Being at Frankfurt is crucial to advancing Libro’s international profile, building on our presence at the Turin Book Fair in May.

Along with backlist titles, we will be showing new publications like Joe Te Kani Pere’s Wiremu Pere and Paola Della Valle’s From Silence to Voice: The Maori in New Zealand Literature, while promoting co-editions including the landmark volume Marae from Paul Tapsell and Maori Maps.

A big thank you to Creative New Zealand and PANZ for their support as we take New Zealand books to the world.

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