Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 is taking shape, as Over 1000 companies have already registered as digital exhibitors and more are signing up each day. Once again, BOOKFEST will put literature and authors into the spotlight.
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Publishing and the pandemic
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BOOKFEST DIGITAL A DAY FULL OF LITERARY HIGHLIGHTS »
Literature fans from all over the world can tune in and watch their favourite writers online at Buchmesse.de from the comfort of their homes. Elizabeth Gilbert, Don Winslow, Karin Slaughter, Ayad Akhtar, Eliot Weinberger, Clemens Meyer, Olga Grjasnowa and Joachim Meyerhoff are among the authors and entertainers who will be performing at BOOKFEST digital from 10am to 10pm CEST on 17th October 2020.
This year, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s first digital conference series – Frankfurt Conference – will offer an online programme for publishers.
From 12th to 15th October 2020 one of the key areas of the publishing industry will be covered each day between 3pm and 5.30 pm CEST.
Experts from Academic & Scholarly publishing will kick off the conference series on Monday, followed by the Rights & Licensing track on Tuesday, Publishing Insights on Wednesday, and the Audio track on Thursday.
PUBLISHING AND THE PANDEMIC WILL AUDIOBOOKS CHANGE INDIAN PUBLISHING? »
During the pandemic, Audiobooks have gained enormous popularity as physical books are harder to get. Today, apps like Audible, and others have also been downloaded in sizeable numbers. Audiobooks are admired as one can typically, while listening them, engage in physical activities like commuting. The advent of audiobooks means that a larger audience can now enjoy stories irrespective of being able to read the language, allowing them access to books they may have heard of but not had the pleasure to read.