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Internviews: The End of the Road for Liz Janetschek

  Liz, our fantastic fall intern, bid us farewell last week. Like all our interns, we know she’s bound for great things. But before riding off into that promising professional sunset, we asked her to reflect a bit on what she’s gained (or uncovered) in the course of a not-quite-traditional publishing internship. Here’s what she had to say:     What specific tasks or projects completed across the semester do you feel were most valuable to your professional development? Writing online articles and managing our blog helped me professionally so […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know Were Happening at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Even if you’ve never been, you know the Frankfurt Book Fair is a big deal–the biggest deal, maybe.  But even if you know about the movie deals, the hours and hours of publisher education, and the demonstrations of slick new digital technology, you still only have part of the story. Frankfurt is certainly about narrative in all its (plat)forms, but the world’s largest book fair has grown to accomodate even more than that. From contests, to fine cuisine, to a journey to the birth of the universe (for real, though), […]

Familiar Faces Make Their Way To Frankfurt

What do Angry Birds, Harry Potter, and Shrek have in common? Professional contributors who will be speaking at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Publishing Perspectives Founder Edward Nawotka explains: “Does Angry Birds – what must surely be the most addictive app of all time – have a story? Indeed it does: the birds have had their eggs stolen by pigs and they want revenge. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet, this simple “story” has generated some 350 million downloads since the game’s launch in December 2009 – 150 million of those since […]

Icelandic Imagery on Display at Frankfurt

“Questions on the state of a nation—whether in technology, politics, sociology, environment, ethnology or history—are more clearly stated in the work of visual artists, musicians, architects, designers and writers, in theater and film, than in the news reports of newspaper and periodicals.” – Fabulous Iceland Iceland is experiencing a time of revolution: artistically and socially, technologically and ideologically. It is said that art mirrors its society, and Iceland’s extensive Frankfurt exhibition will showcase the little island’s vast history and sublime beauty in numerous photography, film, music, dance, design, and architecture […]

Icelandic Industry to Turn Over New Leaf for Frankfurt

Iceland is a country often overlooked and misunderstood, wrongly considered an isolated island from which few cultural exports reach our shores. Having flourished from ranking as one of the poorest countries in the world to one rich in cultural exports, Iceland will again reinvent itself and re-release many of its ancient literature alongside edgy works by young poets as Guest of Honor at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. The fair is considered an annual meeting place for industry experts from around the world to “come together and create something new.” And […]

Renewed, Revamped: Frankfurt Slogan Undergoes Revision for 2011

Rethink. Renew. Though these words have been the slogan for the Frankfurt Book Fair for quite some time now, 2011 marks the first year they’ve earned a spot on the logo. Trendsetter wanted to find out why, and we didn’t have to look very far. Frankfurt Director Juergen Boos attributes the logo change to a larger change occurring in the industry. Read on for an excerpt from the Frankfurt Book Fair’s official blog: “This year we’ve placed a slogan alongside our logo, and a lot of people have asked me […]