Book World Gets Together Annual Frankfurt Fair Offers Spot for Deals
Ruth Walker, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
THE 47th annual Frankfurt Book Fair opens today amid signs that traditional publishers, the black-type-on-white-paper crowd, have made peace with the CD-ROM.
"New Pages, New Ages," the poster for this year's fair boldly proclaims.
But books are still the main event, and the fair retains its importance as the primary market for "wheeling and dealing" in international and subsidiary publishing rights.
"Connections are the important thing in Frankfurt," says fair director Peter Weidhaas. He estimates that 80 percent of publishing-rights transfers go through Frankfurt. Today's fair is a postwar institution. But its roots, including its international tradition, …
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