Australia is back at Frankfurt, come say hello!
Australians have spent most of the past two years confined to our home country (and much of that time confined to our homes!), so it is wonderful to report that representatives from 14 Australian publishing businesses will attend Frankfurt this year as part of the Australian Publishers Association (APA) stand. A further 14 will be in attendance virtually and four publishers are sending attendees to exhibit on their own company stands.
Even better, the Australia stand will be hosting both a stand party and special VIP reception, to celebrate Australian talent and connect with international colleagues. If you’re at the fair in person, you can find the physical stand at hall 6.2 stand A50 and A51. Join the joint Australia & IPG stand party from 5:30pm on Thursday, 20 October.
To help you start to ‘think Australian’, in this Frankfurt edition we bring you insight into the diverse range of titles on offer from First Nations writers; an overview of the Australian market for the year so far; and a peek at the titles publishers are most excited to pitch at the fair across fiction, nonfiction and children’s/YA. We also introduce you to some familiar faces operating as a bold new business; look at Australian educational publishers attending the fair; check out the Australian bestsellers for the year to date; share books by Australian authors recommended by their fellow local writers; wrap up the recent recipients of Australian book awards; and share what local publishers have acquired recently in fiction, nonfiction and children’s/YA.
For more information, you can also check out the 2022 Australian Frankfurt Rights Catalogue alongside the APA’s Virtual Australian Collective Stand on the BooksFromAustralia website.
As previously, this issue of Think Australian is being distributed by Publishers Weekly and BookBrunch. For more information on Think Australian and to sign up directly, click here.
Happy reading and rights dealing!
—The Books+Publishing team
Think Australian is produced by Books+Publishing with support from the Australian Publishers Association and the Australia Council for the Arts.
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