The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's largest trading centre for rights and licenses. With our offers and activities in this area we support our customers not only in October but all year round.

The Frankfurt Book Fair RightsLink

The RightsLink online platform allows you to grant permissions easily, efficiently and cost-effectively through a standardised procedure. Overview of some of the benefits RightsLink has to offer:

  • Around the clock availability
  • Significant reduction of administrative workload
  • Licensing offers in German and English
  • Concluded contracts are documented and archived
  • Statistical analyses

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

NEW: Publishers Rights Corner (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

The Literary Agents & Scouts Centre

Agents and scouts have their appointment diaries filled to bursting in Frankfurt. The Literary Agents and Scouts Centre in Hall 6.3 is working area for more than 600 agents from over 30 countries.
Further information for agents & scouts

30th Frankfurt Rights Meeting - 18 October 2016

The "FRM" (former RDM) is a must-attend event every year. This is the meeting-point for the Who is Who of the international rights and license trade. Presentations and discussions on cutting-edge issues, profound information on exciting future markets and relaxed networking opportunities on pre-Fair Tuesday!

Register now and save with our Early Bird!

A Book is a Film is a Game

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On the Thursday of the fair, October 20, we will take a closer look at the adaptation business. Come and join us for a great mix of case studies, speeches and expert rounds, and gain valuable market insight and inspiration. Mix business and pleasure at our networking cocktail for rights manager, producers, game developers in the evening, as you meet new business partners over a glass of wine. Attendance is free of charge, please register by sending a message to

See the programme.

Award for the best literary adaptation

With the Award for the best literary adaptation we want to highlight extraordinary adaptations and the books they are based on and honor both the producers and authors artistry. We welcome adaptations of each and every genre, be it novels, drama, children’s, short stories, Comics, Graphic novels or anything else.

Are you working on an adaptation? Have you sold film rights to your book? Let us know: Just fill in the questionnaire and send it to
Questionnaire: Award literary adaptation

The recipient will be announced on Wednesday, 19th of October.

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Watch the award ceremony with winner 2015 director Todd Haynes on YouTube. Simply click on the image. An overview of the winners from 2004 to 2015 can be found here: Winners 2004-2015