STATUS: I was a reading demon this weekend. I also found out that Kim’s interview on NPR about NO PLACE SAFE happens tomorrow, Oct. 9th. I had originally said Oct. 10th.
You can click here to listen—even if you don’t get a chance to catch her live.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? DREAMS by The Cranberries
Some of you out the in the blog world might not know that the Frankfurt Book Fair is just about to unfold in Germany. It starts on Wednesday.
Frankfurt is considered THE international book fair and the world’s largest marketplace for trading in publishing rights and licenses.
In other words, it’s the biggest fair to sell translation rights for projects sold in the U.S. and vice-versa.
Lots of big foreign rights deals get done at Frankfurt.
And some happen right before. I’ve been fielding many an offer for a number of NLA projects currently on submission in foreign territories. Some nice auctions going down as well. Can’t really reveal details as of yet but will when I can.
I’m not there this year but my foreign rights co-agent is currently in Frankfurt on my behalf. I do, however, plan to attend one of these years so as to meet all the wonderful foreign publishers who have made my clients a success abroad.
Frankfurt does tend to make New York a little quiet this week.