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17 October 2019   |   Edition:326
In the Festhalle, where the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Literary Agents and Scouts Center is located this year (Image: Johannes Minkus)

At the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre’s new home in the Festhalle, agents tell us about their hot books at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
The Literary Agents & Scouts Center (LitAg), located this year in the historic Festhalle near the Frankfurter Buchmesse‘s entrance, on Tuesday morning was filling up with agents and publishers. Agents were happy with their new location, but some publishers were late to appointments not having realized the LitAg had moved. The Publisher’s Rights Corner this year is one floor up in a separate room. Here’s which books just a few of the many agents are excited to talk about this year in Frankfurt.

The HarperCollins team from New York—which includes Carolyn Bodkin, Catherine Barbosa Ross, Janice Suguitan and Kate Falkoff—has a number of titles they’ll be selling, but two of the biggest are memoirs by Demi Moore and Debbie Harry. 
The Italian Literary Agency is still riding high on the success of Antonio Scurati’s M, the Son of the Century, which won the Strega Prize last July. The agency is in Frankfurt with a debut novel, L’Esercizio (The Exercise) by Claudia Petrucci, sold at auction in Italy, to be published with La Nave di Teseo in early 2020 as a lead title. It’s described as a dramatic psychological thriller that is also a love story.
At the Japan UNI Agency, Takeshi Oyama and Izumi Yoshioka are selling Fumio Sasaki’s Goodbye Things, the New Japanese Minimalism, which has been published by Norton. It’s a philosophical, deeper way of thinking about simplifying your life, said Oyama.
Monica Gram at the Copenhagen Literary Agency is selling Icelandic crime author Ragnar Jónasson’s White Death, the sequel to his Hulda series, about a female detective.


1. ONIXEDIT Server study case. Or how to succeed with ONIX metadata workflows automation. 
During this 30-minute presentation, we will pass through a real implementation case of ONIXEDIT server at a large distributor in France.
1. Books Markets
2. Digitisation
3. Publishing Production
4. Science and Specialist Information
Points discussed:
1. The particular context of the ONIX standard in France
2. The challenge involved
3. The proof of concept we deployed
4. The implementation of ONIXEDIT Automated Ingestion Agent and ONIXEDIT Scheduler to automate a complete ONIX ecosystem that works.

Language: English
Access: Free entrance(for book fair  ticket holders)
Date: 18 October at 11.30 AM to 12.00 PM
Venue: International Stage (Hall 5.1 A128)

2. Get Together at the Business Club
Come into the conversation with a glass of wine after a long day at the fair.
Your day at the Book Fair is almost over, you've had wonderful conversations, been inspired and have a notebook full of recommendations to follow up on. And yet: Do you still feel like the day hasn't been long enough, that there's so much more left to learn and discover? Then join us at 5.00 PM for a little get-together over a glass of wine at the Business Club. Come network with colleagues, meet old and new friends and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. You can bring up to 3 guests.
Topic: International Dialogue
Language: English
Access: For Business Ticket holders only

Date: 18 October at 05.00 PM to 07.00PM

Venue: Business Club Restaurant

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German Book Office New Delhi is a joint venture between the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Federal Foreign Office, Berlin.

Associated links:
www.book-fair.com | www.publishingperspectives.com


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