Frankfurt Book Fair & Patti Smith

This week I’ve been in Frankfurt to represent Otago University Press at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the oldest and largest trade book fair in the world. It’s seriously huge, sprawling over four multi-level stadium-size halls and accommodating publishing industry professionals from over 100 countries. The first three days of the five-day fair are trade only and the halls hum as publishers and distributors get down to business, exploring rights options and building international contacts. The Frankfurt Trade Centre turns into a small city of...