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The World Capital of Ideas. Since 1949.

Mission:

Frankfurter Buchmesse strives to be the key business event for our customers, providing them with all the components they need to succeed. We achieve this by informing them about important trends and topics, enabling their contact to important players in the respective markets and, above all, helping them paving the way to innovative business models in the book and media industry. All year round. On an international scale.

Frankfurter Buchmesse is one the world’s most important stages for current debates on international and socio-political events. In Frankfurt, we bring together the people whose business is ideas, open a constructive dialogue on pressing issues, and meet on equal footing with those who have different views.

We see the book fair as a platform to share our passion for good stories and to experience creativity that engages all the senses. It’s where the fans and friends of renowned authors can meet and enjoy close encounters with their idols. At the heart of it, Frankfurter Buchmesse is a crossroads where people and culture meet.

History

Frankfurter Buchmesse has been organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH since 1949 when 205 German exhibitors met in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt for the first post-war book fair. However, the history of Frankfurter Buchmesse goes back much further - to the 15th century. At that time Johannes Gutenberg invented book printing just a few kilometres from downtown Frankfurt.

Today, Frankfurter Buchmesse is the largest book fair in the world, an international trademark and a model for cultural events. The company is active in international publishing throughout the year and well beyond the trade fair days.

Featured Speakers

Kristian Sendon Cordero

Described as the enfant terrible of Bikol contemporary writings, Cordero is a poet, fictionist, essayist, translator and an independent filmmaker. He has written five poetry collections in Filipino, Bikol and Rinconada. His most recent collections, Canticos: Apat Na Boses/ Canticles: Four Voices (UST Publishing House, 2013) and Labi/ Ruins (Ateneo de Manil0a University Press, 2013) both received the National Book Awards for Poetry in Filipino and Bikol in 2014.30

Rommel Joson

A professional designer and art director who is also working as a painter and an illustrator. Rommel Joson has received awards and citations for painting, illustration, comics and design from various organizations such as the Philippine Board of Books for the Young, the Shell National Art Competition, the Neil Gaiman/Fully Booked Graphic Fiction Competition, the Adobo Design Awards and the Philippine Araw Awards. Joson is also a lecturer at the University of the Philippines – Diliman, College of Fine Arts.

Budjette Tan

Budjette Tan is an ad man by day and a comic book writer by night. He is currently a Creative Director in the LEGO Agency, the internal communications agency of the toy company in Denmark. His creator-owned crime/horror comic book TRESE has won three Philippine Book Awards for Best Graphic Literature. In fact, his comic book is now part of the Philippine Department of Education list of required reading due to its unique way of introducing Philippine mythology and folklore to new readers.

What can NBDB do for you?

Expand your network by meeting international contacts; learn about the publishing industry by attending conferences and seminars that discuss market research and innovations; and engage in rights trading.

AS A CO-EXHIBITOR:

As a co-exhibitor at the Philippine stand, a publisher or book association will be given the following: exhibit space at the Philippine stand, free shipping of books for display, space in the Philippine catalogue, and space in the Frankfurt Book Fair catalogue.

AS A SPEAKER:

As a speaker, the author, illustrator, or independent publisher will be given a platform to discuss their field of expertise with an international audience. Speakers will also have the benefit of being acquainted with a vast network of international players in the book publishing industry.

Past Event: Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017

Events

  • October 17, 2020 Greetings everyone! To our dear Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Pangasinan 4th district Congressman Christopher De Venecia, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, Ambassador of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin Maria Theresa Dizon-De Vega, Consul General Evelyn Austria-Garcia, Frankfurt Book Fair Vice President Claudia Kaiser, To our local continue reading : Frankfurter Buchmesse – All Together Now Culminating Event at the Philippine Exhibit Opening speech

  •       The National Book Development Board would like to invite you to this Free Q&A Session on “Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition 2020 – Digital and Physical: What’s in it for publishers in Asia Pacific” on 27 July 2020 (Monday),  5:00 PM Manila Time.   Kindly register via this link: bit.ly/FBFalltogether

  • Date: October 14, 2018
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Frankfurt Kids Stage, Hall 5.1/6.1
    Speaker: Budjette Tan

    Budjette Tan is an ad man by day and a comic book writer by night. He is currently the Creative Director in the LEGO Agency in Denmark but is also one of the respected comic book creators in the Philippines. In fact, Budjette’s works are known for winning the National Book Awards multiple times! His presentation at Frankfurt Book Fair will revolve around the Filipino Komiks. He will also highlight the new age of comic book creators featuring some works of Arnold Arre, Carlo Vergara, and yours truly, he himself, Budjette Tan. There will also be a fifteen-minute Q&A segment where visitors/guests may ask him more about the world of Filipino Komiks!

  • Date: October 13, 2018
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Location: ASEAN Forum, Hall 4.0, B109
    Speaker: Rommel Joson

    Komiks is not limited to entertainment, it is also a popular form of expression and information dissemination – this is what Rommel Joson will reveal in his presentation. He will showcase past and present examples of some Komiks used as propaganda material and present them as artifacts of their time. It has been said that the Philippines possesses a short collective memory. Education and an appreciation of history are often cited as ways to remedy the problem of historical revisionism. With Joson’s presentation, he will look into some examples of the latest Philippine komiks that attempt to create stories set in distinct historical contexts. Visitors/guests that will attend this event will definitely learn a lot with Philippine history through Komiks.

  • Date: October 11, 2018
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Location: International Stage, Hall 5.1
    Speaker: Kristian Sendon Cordero

    Kristian Sendon Cordero’s discussion will highlight the work of translation as an integral part in writing literary histories. He will talk about how a translated work of a Filipino writer as a Translator is not something that is done for the sake of either the source language or the target language. Rather, it must be done to reach its target audience/readers, hence emphasizing the importance of a regional lingua franca. The work of translation also stretches the limit of one’s language and challenges his imagination. Join and take part in his discussion to learn more about the work of a Translator. It may give way to continue and intensify cross-regional relations that it will lead to more books and artistic collaborations among the region!

  • Date: October 11, 2018
    Time: 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Philippine Stand, Hall 4.0 C89

    The Philippine Reception will be attended by the Philippine delegates and other distinguished guests. A small reception in the country stand will be hosted by the Philippines to welcome all new and old friends from the international book publishing industry. The NBDB Chair Flor Marie Sta. Romana Cruz will give welcome remarks and will also be the Master of ceremonies. Senator Loren Legarda will also be present at this event and will deliver a message as well. The Philippine Consulate in Frankfurt will also grace the events and give remarks.

  • Date: October 10, 2018
    Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Location: Business Club restaurant

    This Matchmaking will offer you the opportunity to get in touch with one of the most interesting Publishing Markets: the Philippines! With a growing economy and a young, well-educated population, the Philippines is poised to become a strong, global book market. The Philippines has long been a big importer of books, particularly from the US and UK. Recently, local publishing initiatives have gained momentum. The country’s educational system is expanding, and so is its need for textbooks and academic content. On the trade side, children’s and YA are the strongest segments, with domestic production in these areas increasing. More and more, publishers in the Philippines are looking for international partnerships and cooperation. Take your chance and meet publishers from the Philippines through an organized matchmaking in the Business Club.

Articles

  • October 17, 2020 Greetings everyone! To our dear Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Pangasinan 4th district Congressman Christopher De Venecia, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, Ambassador of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin Maria Theresa Dizon-De Vega, Consul General Evelyn Austria-Garcia, Frankfurt Book Fair Vice President Claudia Kaiser, To our local publishing partners, Komiket co-founder Paolo Herras, Adarna House Vice President Ani Almario, and ABC EDC Publishing House Directress and NBDB Governor Mary Ann Ordinario, To our fellow workers in government, and dear stakeholders in the book publishing industry, warm welcome. It is my great pleasure … Read More

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Publishers

Frankfurter Buchmesse – All Together Now Culminating Event at the Philippine Exhibit Opening speech

October 17, 2020 Greetings everyone! To our dear Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Pangasinan 4th district Congressman Christopher De Venecia, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, Ambassador of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin Maria Theresa Dizon-De Vega, Consul General Evelyn Austria-Garcia, Frankfurt Book Fair Vice President Claudia Kaiser, To our local continue reading : Frankfurter Buchmesse – All Together Now Culminating Event at the Philippine Exhibit Opening speech

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2020 Frankfurt Book Fair Q & A Session

      The National Book Development Board would like to invite you to this Free Q&A Session on “Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition 2020 – Digital and Physical: What’s in it for publishers in Asia Pacific” on 27 July 2020 (Monday),  5:00 PM Manila Time.   Kindly register via this link: bit.ly/FBFalltogether

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Great new energies for books

(The Philippine Star) July 28, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Global publishing consultant Rudiger Wischenbart, head of Project BookMap based in Vienna, said at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair: “Honestly, we don’t know exactly how big overall the international book markets are. Indeed, as globalization progresses in publishing, this factor dogs the industry on the world continue reading : Great new energies for books

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Adarna House Inc.

Adarna House is a conversation that began in 1980, when it was founded to respond to the need of Filipino children to develop their minds through enjoyable learning opportunities and memorable literary experiences. Today, this conversation includes a multitude of treasured partners who share our enthusiasm for children, our commitment to education, and our passion for reading.

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Anvil Publishing Inc.

Anvil Publishing, Inc. is one of the biggest and most ANVIL progressive trade publishers in the Philippines.

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Ateneo De Manila University Press

The Ateneo de Manila University Press is the supreme expression of the University’s mission to contribute to nation building. Through the publication of both academic and scholarly, literary as well as non-literary works, and textbooks, Ateneo Press creates a forum for original ideas and new knowledge that weigh on life and living in the Philippines. Many of its titles have won the National Book Awards and the Gintong Aklat Award. For its outstanding scholarly and literary output, the Ateneo Press has twice been cited Publisher of the Year by the National Book Awards, in 2008 and in 2017.

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C&E Publishing, Inc.

Established in 1993, C&E Publishing, Inc. was initially engaged in the business of reprinting and distributing foreign medical and science books with acquired copyright licenses from international publishers. However, at the advent of the 21st century, the company has embarked on a publishing thrust, and started expanding its range of titles. Notably, it has considerably increased its importation of books from reputable publishers as well as intensified the reprinting of widely-prescribed foreign titles for basic and tertiary education. By doing so, it has positioned itself at the forefront of the Philippine book industry particularly by providing best quality educational products.

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Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc.

Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. (CCFI) is a pastoral endeavor of the Claretian Missionaries that brings the Word of God to people from all walks of life. It promotes integral evangelization and renewed spirituality geared towards empowerment and total liberation in response to the needs and challenges of the Church. Initiated in 1981, CCFI is a member of the Claretian Publishing Group and the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. CCFI is an established name in religious publishing, known for selling books at affordable prices as a response to the call of evangelization using what is most urgent, timely and effective.

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Lampara Publishing House, Inc.

Lampara Publishing House, Inc. has been in the publishing business for eighteen years. It publishes stories from the current harvest of children’s literature in the Philippines, likewise from the literature of different countries from all over the world. Each story is carefully written or retold by budding and award-winning Filipino writers and illustrated by illustrators of children’s books. The books have unique and exciting characters, places, themes, and experiences that will kindle the imagination, emotion, and mind of the young readers. Each book is written in two languages—Filipino and English—to reach a greater number of readers.

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Precious Pages Corporation

Precious Pages Corporation has been in the publishing business for more than 25 years. It publishes contemporary romance and gothic romance novels (Precious Hearts Romances); chick lit, paranormal, fantasy, crime and mystery (Precious Pages Singles); manga and horror (Black Ink); erotic romance (Red Room); young adult (Rebel Fiction); puzzles and word search (Brain Challenge); and recently LGBT novels (Pride Lit). PPC publishes at least 80 titles a month. It has published over 10,000 titles.

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Rex Group of Companies

The Rex Group of Companies continues to be the trusted partner in education, in the Philippines. It is the prime mover in 21st Century Education for the Whole Child. It provides the highest quality learning solution, staying true to its thrust to enrich learners, and enable them to contribute improving communities, the nation, and the world. Rex Book Store, Inc. International (RBSII) links to the global market for educational resources. It accepts transactions for co-publishing, outright purchases, buying and selling rights, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, translations, and outsourcing of publishing services (content development, content formatting, illustration/ graphic design/drawing, pre-printing/pre-press services and project management.

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SoLINE Publishing Company, Inc.

SoLine Publishing Company, Inc. is a publishing company located in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. It is gaining reputation as a trusted name in the business of book distribution particularly senior high school and mother tongue based textbooks. SoLine also publishes tomes on heritage, art, and history that tell the unique story of our region. SoLine is composed of a team of committed and dynamic individuals who are passionate about reading and literacy and responsive to the needs and demands of the market.

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St. Matthew’s Publishing Corporation

St. Matthew’s Publishing Corporation has been in the publishing industry for over 25 years. It has served over 10,000 institutions with educational books for the primary school levels. Its children’s book imprint, Kahel Press, publishes picture books, guidebooks (cooking, pet care, etc.) and biographies for children.

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University Of The Philippines Press

The University of the Philippines Press is the official publishing house for all constituent units of the University of the Philippines system, and is the first university press in the Philippines. It is mandated to encourage, publish, and disseminate scholarly, creative, and scientific works which commercial publishers would not ordinarily undertake to publish. Since its establishment on March 16, 1965 the U.P. Press has published important, often groundbreaking, works by home scholars that represent distinct contributions to knowledge. Its titles have consistently won recognition from prestigious award-giving bodies including the National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) and the National Book Development Board (NBDB).

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Vicarish Publications And Trading Inc.

Vicarish Publications and Trading, Inc. is founded in September 1994 and since then become one of the key players in the educational publishing industry. It commits to develop and deliver high quality printed K-12 educational materials that can compete in the national and international markets. The company’s strength lies in the end users and stakeholders comprising the organization’s common goal of helping the nation through quality education. It is one with the Philippine Department of Education in the provision of a complete, quality and world-class education. Its mission is to publish and print curriculum-based educational materials and provide educators with instructional tools,guides, and materials that will help deliver quality instruction, provide effective teaching strategies and make learning productive, meaningful and interesting for the learners. Vicarish Publications and Trading, Inc. is an active member of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and sits as the 2nd Vice President of the Philippine Educational Publisher’s Association (PEPA).

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WS Pacific Publications, Inc.

WS Pacific Publications, Inc., also known as Learning is Fun!, is a distribution company engaged in direct marketing and direct selling. We are dedicated to the goal of developing increased interest in reading among children at an earliest possible age. Our vision is to bring premium quality books at low and affordable prices to every Filipino child, because we believe that every child should have the opportunity to enjoy good children’s books W regardless of economic status

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For more inquiries

you may contact Ryan or Camille at
(02) 929-3887 loc. 801/802
or send an email to bookfairs@nbdb.gov.ph