Euskal Editoreen Elkartea will be present at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurter Buchmesse, from October 18 to 22.
The book fair, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is considered the largest commercial platform for all the sectors that make up the book industry. It brings together publishers, booksellers, distributors, graphic designers, literary agents, illustrators, authors, translators, printers and intermediaries from the publishing world.
The main objective of both exhibitors and professionals who visit the Fair is the purchase and sale of publishing rights and, in this sense, Frankfurt is the most important international forum, as evidenced by the fact that 80% of the annual copyright contracts in the world are closed at this event. The guest country this year will be Slovenia.
Euskal Editoreen Elkartea at Frankfurter Buchmesse
Euskal Editoreen Elkartea will participate in the book fair under the framework of Basque.Books., which will host nine publishers that publish in Basque: Alberdania, Elkar, Erein, Grupo Comunicación Loyola, Ibaizabal, Ikaselkar, Pamiela, Ttarttalo and Txalaparta.
The Basque.Books. collective stand will be located at 5.0 C43.
The Association will also participate in a round table at the Slovenian Collective Stand 4.1 D56, at 16:00 on October 19. Under the title “Internationalization of smaller literatures through EU projects”, these are some of the topics that will be discussed at the round table: the importance of smaller European literatures for the European cultural landscape and bibliodiversity, how smaller publishers can make a place for themselves in the international environment, and which training courses are available through the LIT-UP European project.
The following speakers with take part in the panel: Marian Val (Valencian Publishers), Idoia Noble (Basque Publishers), Barbara Pregelj (Malinc Slovenian publisher) and Polona Konjedic (Malinc).