Frankfurt Book Fair – 16-20 October 2019

Negotiating international publishing rights and license fees


The Frankfurter Buchmesse (FBM), one of the largest trade fair for books, will take place from 16 to 20 October 2019. Founded in 1949, the annual fair is restricted for trade visitors and is open to the general public on the last two days of the fair. The five-day annual event will be held at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Exhibitors will include professionals representing book publishing, multimedia and technology companies, as well as content providers from all over the world gather in order to negotiate international publishing rights and license fees. More than 3000 exhibitors across the world and around 40 exhibitors from India will be present at this year’s trade fair. Organized by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH (a subsidiary of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association), the fair offers a wide range of books divided in subject groups such as fiction and non-fiction, religion, youth and children’s books, science and technology, art books, tourism, visual art and international publishers.