Harper Collins’ publisher Alice Mello was selected to participate in the Frankfurt Fellowship program, which received applications from 105 candidates of 42 countries. The project brings together professionals from the publishing market for information exchange, matchmaking and networking events. For two weeks, participants will visit several German publishing houses and bookstores, have meetings with players and participate in the Frankfurt Book Fair, which will take place from October 10th to 14th.
“The Fellowship programs of the several international book fairs are an excellent opportunity for Brazilian publishers, in a qualified manner and with less investment, to participate in the international scenario”, said Luiz Alvaro Salles Aguiar de Menezes, International Affairs Manager of the Brazilian Book Chamber and Manager of Brazilian Publishers, an industry project to promote exports of Brazilian editorial content through a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
Fellowship 2018 will bring together professionals from Germany, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Slovenia, Spain, the USA, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Singapore and covers lodging and food expenses in this period. The airplane tickets to arrive in Frankfurt are paid by the participants.
In 2018, the program is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To celebrate the date, the organizers invited former participants to a special reception, which will take place on October 11th. According to the International Projects Director of the fair, Bärbel Becker, a strong international network is essential in the sector. “Over the last two decades, more than 330 talents from 59 countries have participated. The program allows young professionals to increase their knowledge of foreign publishing markets and it generally results in lasting business contacts and friendships around the world”, he says.
Check the list of participants:
- Arevik Ashkharoyan (ARI Literary and Talent Agency, Armenia)
- Yue Bem (CITIC Press Group, China)
- Simon Dikker Hupkes (Atlas Contact, the Netherlands)
- Sandra Felteau (Groupe HMH, Canada)
- Cristina Gerosa (Iperborea, Italy)
- David Gressot (Actes Sud), France)
- Petra Kavčič (Beletrina, Slovenia)
- Aylin LaMorey-Salzmann (Ullstein, Germany)
- Alice Mello (HarperCollins, Brazil)
- Anna Muñoz (Acantilado – Quaderns Crema, S.A., Spain)
- Dr Pallavi Narayan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
- Ana Ojeda (Paidós / Planeta, Argentina)
- Olivia Taylor Smith (Unnamed Press, USA)
- Katrien Van Oost (Lannoo Publishers, Belgium)
- Marika Webb-Pullman (Scribe Publications, Australia)
- Yijing (April) Yang (Shanghai Translation Publishing House, China)
Frankfurt Fair 2018 has the participation of Brazilian publishing houses
Brazilian Publishers organizes the participation of 23 national publishing houses during the 70th edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair. In 2017, the Brazilian delegation traded US$ 680,000 during the event and in business expectations closed for the following 12 months. This amount was 9.67% higher compared to the 2016 event. This year, business expectations are for US$ 650,000 in the sale of copyrights and physical books. Learn more about the Brazilian participation here.
About Brazilian Publishers
Created in 2008, Brazilian Publishers is a trade sector project that promotes the exports of content produced by Brazilian publishing houses. It is the result of a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency). This initiative aims to promote the Brazilian publishing industry in the global market, contributing to the professionalization of Brazil’s publishing houses.