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5 March 2019   |   Edition 298
Be the Wildcard at the world's largest fair for content

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2019

After receiving more than 930 applications from more than 20 countries over the past four years, Frankfurter Buchmesse decided to continue this successful promotional offer. Once again, FBM will be giving out two Wildcards: One for German exhibitors and one for international applicants. Those who convincingly answer three questions regarding their exhibition concept to win the grand prize: an 8 square-metre-stand at the world´s largest fair for content. In addition to traditional publishers, all producers of creative content are encouraged to participate: illustrators, game developers, corporate publishers, cloggers, bloggers, photographers and many others.

You have an idea? Then answer the questions in the registration form, here.

As a part of Frankfurter Buchmesse sweepstakes, the participants can win an 8-sqm stand package (incl. an 8-sqm row stand, environment and energy surcharge, marketing fee, Furniture & Light package M, ten trade visitor tickets). All companies who have not yet exhibited at Frankfurter Buchmesse may apply.

Companies that are affiliated in any form to a company that is exhibiting or has already exhibited at Frankfurter Buchmesse are excluded from participation. The sweepstakes participation deadline is 31 May 2019. The winner will be chosen by a jury of Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH in June 2019 and notified about their win by e-mail. After the notification, Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH will send the winner all relevant documents needed to participate at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The winning entries are not transferable.

This is what the Wildcard Winners of the last year say

National Winner 2018
"Our travel books connect creative people from publishing with the travel blogger community. The Wildcard gave us the wonderful opportunity to make new connections in the book
industry and to bring together many people from different areas"
Marianna Hillmer and Johannes Klaus
Managing Directors of Reisedepeschen

International Winner 2018
"UNSILO is very grateful to Frankfurter Buchmesse for awarding us a Wildcard Stand. This is a great opportunity for us, as this fair is undoubtedly the most important publishing event of the year. We also presented a number of strategic solutions to apply machine learning to new internal workflows."
Michael Upshall
Head of Sales & Business Development at UNSILO

In case of queries:
Angela Albert, Project Manager - Sales and Marketing, German Book Office New Delhi
albert@newdelhi.gbo.org | +91 11 6617 2441

Discovering German stories with books and games

Many young bibliophiles braved the Delhi rain to attend Spielzeit + Buch-Tag at the Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi on 2 March 2018. The afternoon kicked off with a magnificent display of books from Germany, in English and German, at the library of the Goethe Institut. The collection, which was contributed by the German Book Office New Delhi, consisted of literary fiction, crime fiction, graphic novels and children's literature. 

While some participants enjoyed a quiet read in the reading area and solved a German literature quiz, the participants of the Treasure Hunt were busy solving book-related riddles and puzzles and locating some iconic German books on the streets of Delhi.

As evening approached, the library was choc-a-block with young German speakers and learners who enthusiastically participated in Spielzeit to play various German board and card games, facilitated by the library team of the Goethe Institut.

English translations of German books, on display at the event

German titles on display

Winners of the Treasure Hunt: Riya Negi and Himani Sharma

Come rain, come shine, nothing was stopping the enthusiastic participants of the Treasure Hunt. Working in pairs, the participants solved various clues, puzzles and crosswords, and then tried locating all 15 book treasures hidden along the route. Three winning teams were awarded special GBO goodie bags.

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 2442 | t +91 11 4912 0951 | e info@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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