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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Frankfurt Book Fair (why some agents are even busier right now)

Just a heads up to give agents (both yours and yours-to-be) a little extra leeway in the next few weeks. They may be preparing for, attending, and doing follow-up work from a little annual event in Germany called the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book and media fair in the world, with over 7,500 exhibitors from over 110 countries. Needless to say, it's a pretty big deal, and a lot of agents are either going or keeping tabs on it, or sending things with other agency members who are going.

The dates are October 12-16, which means this week, next week, and the week after might be even more busy for their already crammed schedules.

So, in the next few weeks, if you're wondering why you haven't heard back from that lightning-fast agent, it could be because they're involved with work from the Book Fair. Don't panic :)

Links:
Frankfurt Book Fair website
Frankfurt Book Fair- Wikipedia

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip, Jess. I wonder how many American agents attend?

    I'll check out the websites.

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  2. Loreee~ I've seen quite a few American agents mention it on their blogs and Twitter!

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  3. Oops~ sorry for adding an extra 'e' to your name :)

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  4. Thanks for the reminder. It actually sounds fantastic. Imagine that many books, and people who love books, in one place!

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  5. Book Expo America is another big one. That one is in the Spring.

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  6. Wow - wouldn't that be a FUN book fair to go to!! :)

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  7. Whoa! I just checked out the website, that is one huge book fair. How cool. Maybe someday when we are rich and famous we can just hop in our private jets and check it out. :-)

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  8. Ohhhhh! I want to go! Wouldn't Frankfurt in the Fall be just awesome?

    Maybe someday...


    Shelley

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  9. Does this apply to editors, too? :) Still waiting...!

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  10. I wish I could go to Frankfurt!

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  11. I would love to be able to go to this.

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  12. Really good info! As always. You might give a lot of people some peace of mind and the ability to breathe.

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