Applications invited for Frankfurt Fellowship Programme

The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on information exchange, professional dialogue and the creation of networks between young international publishers. First launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurter Buchmesse in 1998, the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Programme celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. More than 300 publishing people from more than 50 countries have gained so far from this experience.

28 Feb 2018 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

The fellows visit publishing houses and booksellers in three German cities, see market presentations, have matchmaking events and dinners, and besides availing other networking opportunities.

The application form for the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2018 will be out on 1 March 2018. The form will be available at This year onwards, only digital applications will be accepted.  

The applicant must have several years' of experience in publishing, good knowledge of the English language while basic knowledge of the German language recommended.

Along with the filled-in application form, the applicant also enclose three letters of recommendation from international business partners and a letter of recommendation from applicant's own employer.

There is no official age limit, but the programme is aimed at young professionals. Most Frankfurt Fellows are between 30 and 40 years old when they take part in the programme. Publishers, editors, rights and licensing professionals, agents and product managers (print and digital) can apply for the Frankfurt Fellowship.

Travel expenses and accommodation while staying in Germany are covered by the Frankfurter Buchmesse. This also goes for part of the food expenses. Participants are responsible for covering their travel costs to Frankfurt and back.

Frankfurt Book Fair introduces System Stand Smart

This year, the Frankfurt Book Fair is introducing a new plug-n-play model called System Stand Smart — a more compact, multimedia-enabled exhibition option. Available in three sizes (4 sq/m, 8 sq/m. and 12 sq/m.), the facility comes with options such as 40-inches LCD screen; shelves; LAN internet connection; multifunctional wall-module with storage space, and furniture and light package, among others.

Availing the facility also gives an exhibitor 10 trade visitor tickets; three marketing packages to choose from; stage access and lounge access.

For details, write to Angela Albert at