Frankfurt, Germany. Imagine a book fair where books are not allowed to be sold over the counter. This is the case of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest trade fair for international book deals and trading in the world, with more than 7,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries and about 300,000 visitors every year. It is also a venue where the books that will be published the following year get their preview.
The highlight of the Claretian Booth this year is the best seller ‘The Strength of VBocation’ which has been published in 17 editions in 14 languages and still counting more translations!
Less than one per cent of publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair fall under the category of religious books. One week is so short a time in which to contact all of them and renew our business partnerships.
One principle of the fairs is that in Frankfurt, it is forbidden to sell books over the counter. We only buy and sell translation rights and distribution rights.
Frs. Alberto Rossa of the Pastoral Bible Foundation, Hong Kong, Fr. Fernando Prado from Madrid Claretian Publications, Luis Erlin and Alistone from Ave Maria Publications (Claretians from Brazil) and Fr. Jijo Kandamkulathy of Claretian Publications, Macau are attending the Frankfurt Book Fair, 16-20 October, 2019.