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the frankfurt magazine

The frankfurt magazine accompanies our book collections and presents selected titles. As an independent publication, it also contains interviews, essays and interesting to curious facts about German book market.

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Juergen Boos in Conversation with Andreas Rötzer

Publishing is a form of sincerity, says Andreas Rötzer, head of the publisher Matthes & Seitz Berlin since 2004, and an independent publishing house will only succeed if it is able to build trust in the quality of its books. In conversation with Juergen Boos, director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Andreas Rötzer tells us how he has managed to do this time and time again.

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The Dream of a New Beginning

Once the dust has settled, what will the future look like? On the German book market, a lively literary debate is underway about what we can learn from the pandemic to help us create a better politics, a different kind of society and a more modern economy.

BOLD IDEAS FOR BOOKS

How young entrepreneurs and start-ups drive progress
in book publishing and support the industry

In our fast-moving, digitalised world, content consumption has become a multi-faceted, platform-crossing and very diverse affair. As a legacy industry, book publishing can sometimes be a slow-moving beast and the odd ‘nudge’ from the agile start-up world is very welcome. Be it turning literature into an experience or using AI to free up creative potential in publishing houses, the following three ventures infuse the industry with innovative approaches and bold ideas.

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I’d Rather Be a Poem

Some people see poetry as somehow inferior to ‘larger-scale’ literary formats like the novel or the short story. But this belief is unfounded. On the contrary, the German poetry scene is diverse, vibrant and popular.

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New Children's and YA Books (Picture Books 0-5 years old)

German Stories – Children´s Books on Tour 2021, new releases from German and Austrian publishing houses for kids from 0-5 years, presented by Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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New Children's and YA Books (Books for young readers 6-10 years old)

German Stories – Children´s Books on Tour 2021, new releases from German and Austrian publishing houses for young readers from 6-10 years, presented by Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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New Children's and YA Books (Books for fluent readers 10-15 years old)

German Stories – Children´s Books on Tour 2021, new releases from German and Austrian publishing houses for fluent readers from 10-15 years, presented by Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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