Frankfurt is the main event for literary and licensing agents

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The trade in rights, the procurement of titles for translation, the licensing of works for audio book adaptations and suchlike - these activities make up the core business of the Frankfurt Book Fair participants. The content business at the Frankfurt Book Fair is focusing increasingly on value addition based on crossmedial approaches to content, projects and book characters, as well as the licensing of brands and characters, both into and out of the publishing world.

Publishers Rights Corner, Hall 6.3: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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We invite all publishing houses that are exhibiting with us to join us in our newly established Publishers Rights Corner in Hall 6.3 on FBF-Tuesday (October 18, 2016). The Publishers Rights Corner is a response to agents asking to move their Tuesday meetings with international editors to the fairgrounds. Our Tuesday foreign rights clients will receive special Tuesday-tickets to send to editors. Editors can also register by simply sending their name, their title, and the publishing house they work for to

Further information on the Publishers Rights Corner

TOP-PLACE: The Literary Agents & Scouts Centre

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At the Frankfurt Book Fair, more than 600 agents from over 30 countries negotiate with their international publishing partners. Agents and scouts have their appointment diaries filled to bursting in Frankfurt. To be able to complete deals smoothly and hold their discussions without interruptions, they must be able to work efficiently and avoid long distances between appointments. The Literary Agents and Scouts Centre in Hall 6.3 offers the perfect working conditions.

Information & registration for agents & scouts

The Frankfurt Book Fair RightsLink

The RightsLink online platform allows you to grant permissions easily, efficiently and cost-effectively through a standardised procedure. Benefit from the advantages RightsLink offers:

  • 24/7/365 – availability of the Licensing Department
  • Significant reduction of administrative workload: no more phone calls, inquiries, negotiations, setting up contracts or invoicing; clearly presented earnings reports delivered on a quarterly basis
  • Make the most of your catalogue’s potential
  • Licensing offers in German and English
  • A high degree of professionalism means satisfied customers and colleagues
  • Concluded contracts are documented and archived
  • Statistical analyses allow you to optimise licensing revenue

Looking to license rights 24/7?

IPR License – official rights and licensing solution of the Frankfurt Book Fair Welcome to the future of rights licensing. With IPR License, FBF is now enabling international publishers to transact front and backlist business simpler, faster and cost-effectively 365 days a year. IPR is the market place for publishers to trade rights globally. Take a look and see what IPR can do for your business.

Press Release: Frankfurt Book Fair takes majority shareholding in IPR License
Visit the IPR License website

October 18

30th Frankfurt Rights Meeting

The “FRM” (former RDM) is a must-attend event every year. Register now and save!

The Frankfurt Rights Meeting (the Former International Rights Directors Meeting): The meeting-point for the Who is Who of the international rights and licence trade. Presentations and discussions on cutting-edge issues, profound information on exciting future markets and relaxed networking opportunities on pre-Fair Tuesday!