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19 March 2019   |   Edition: 299
Applications open for the 2019 FBM fellowships and grants

International networking and knowledge sharing are the focus of the Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) fellowship and grant programmes. Applications are now open for three international programmes: the Frankfurt Fellowship, the Frankfurt Invitation Programme and the new funding programme for translators of literature and non-fiction – Frankfurt International Translators. Publishers, editors, rights and licensing managers, literary agents and literary translators from around the world can submit applications for these programmes now; the application deadline is 30 April 2019.

The Frankfurt International Translators Programme for Translators of Literature and Non-Fiction

Dates of the programme:
 14-17 October 2019

The Frankfurt International Translators Programme is aimed at international literary and non-fiction translators translating from the German language. Up to thirty translators from all around the world will be selected by Frankfurter Buchmesse to take part in an exclusive exchange and networking programme in Frankfurt. The programme will take place from 14 to 17 October 2019 in Frankfurt, and is organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Why participate?
The Frankfurt International Translators Programme offers you a unique opportunity to extend your international network at the most important content trade fair.

What can you expect from the Frankfurt International Translators Programme?
/ Participation in expert seminars
/ Invitation to the official opening ceremony of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Guest of Honour Pavilion
/ Visit to Frankfurter Buchmesse and selected BOOKFEST events on 16 and 17 October
/ Networking with publishers, authors and cultural institutions

To know more/ download application form, click here.

Frankfurt Fellows 2018 © Frankfurter Buchmesse / Nurettin Ciçek

The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme: Supporting the next Generation of Publishers in building up their international Network.

Dates of the programme: 5 to 20 October 2019

First launched to mark the 50th anniversary of Frankfurter Buchmesse in 1998, the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Programme celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. So far, over 350 publishing experts from more than 60 countries have benefitted from this  experience. The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on exchanging information, fostering professional dialogue and growing young international publishers' networks. The Fellowship participants visit publishing houses and booksellers in three German cities, attend market presentations, have matchmaking events and dinners, and benefit from many further networking opportunities.

In 2018, 105 candidates from 42 countries applied to participate in the Frankfurter Buchmesse's international programme for young publishing professionals. Find out more about the 16 Frankfurt Fellows of 2018 and the 2018 edition in the press release.

NEW: Thanks to the cooperation with the SBVV and the Pro Helvetia Cultural Foundation, the Frankfurt Fellows will also travel to Switzerland in 2019.

To know more/ download the application form, click here.

Frankfurt Invitation Programme 2018 © Frankfurter Buchmesse / Nurettin Ciçek.

The Invitation Programme for Publishers from Countries with developing Book Industries.

Programme dates: 10 until 21 October 2019.

The Invitation Programme offers small independent publishing companies from Africa, the Arab world, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean the chance to participate in the world's biggest book fair. 

For publishing companies from these regions, globalisation is a two-edged sword. Access to the world market seems easier thanks to all-pervasive communications. At the same time, the advance of new conglomerates makes it harder to break into the market. The main goal of the Frankfurter Buchmesse Invitation Programme is to guarantee the presence of a select group of around 20 publishing houses at the industry's biggest get-together.
The guest publishers attend a two-and-a-half-day seminar before the Book Fair, which provides wide-ranging information on the German book market and international publishing.

To know more/ download application form, click here.

In case of queries, please contact
Angela Albert, Project Manager, German Book Office New Delhi
albert@newdelhi.gbo.org | +91 11 6617 2441

German Book Office New Delhi
c/o AVANTA Business Centre | International Trade Tower | 2nd Floor | Block "E" | Nehru Place | New Delhi 110024 | India

t +91 11 6617 2441 | t +91 11 4912 0951 | e contact@newdelhi.gbo.org | www.newdelhi.gbo.org

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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