Frankfurt is the main event for literary and licensing agents

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The trade in rights, the procurement of titles for translation, the licensing of works for audio book adaptations and suchlike - these activities make up the core business of the Frankfurt Book Fair participants. The content business at the Frankfurt Book Fair is focusing increasingly on value addition based on crossmedial approaches to content, projects and book characters, as well as the licensing of brands and characters, both into and out of the publishing world.

TOP-PLACE: The Literary Agents & Scouts Centre

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At the Frankfurt Book Fair, more than 600 agents from over 30 countries negotiate with their international publishing partners. Agents and scouts have their appointment diaries filled to bursting in Frankfurt. To be able to complete deals smoothly and hold their discussions without interruptions, they must be able to work efficiently and avoid long distances between appointments. The Literary Agents and Scouts Centre in Hall 6.3 offers the perfect working conditions.
Information & registration for agents & scouts

The Frankfurt Book Fair RightsLink

The RightsLink online platform allows you to grant permissions easily, efficiently and cost-effectively through a standardised procedure. Benefit from the advantages RightsLink offers:

  • 24/7/365 – availability of the Licensing Department
  • Significant reduction of administrative workload: no more phone calls, inquiries, negotiations, setting up contracts or invoicing; clearly presented earnings reports delivered on a quarterly basis
  • Make the most of your catalogue’s potential
  • Licensing offers in German and English
  • A high degree of professionalism means satisfied customers and colleagues
  • Concluded contracts are documented and archived
  • Statistical analyses allow you to optimise licensing revenue

Looking to license rights 24/7?

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TradeRights – official rights and licensing solution of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Welcome to the future of rights licensing. In partnership with IPR License FBF is now enabling international publishers to transact front and backlist business simpler, faster and cost-effectively 365 days a year. TradeRights is a one-stop rights and licensing marketplace. Thanks to its market-leading functionality, it can help collate offers, support with negotiations, produce contracts and collect royalties.

Complete deals in six simple steps, all from the comfort of your desktop ...

  • Search for the rights you are interested in
  • Request a manuscript or send an enquiry
  • Choose the rights, territory and language you would like to purchase plus contract length and royalty payments
  • Make the offer
  • Negotiate
  • Complete

There are currently over 13 million records across a range of genres on the system. Search all available rights relevant to grow your international business.


Learn more about IPR License

October 13

29th International Rights Directors Meeting (RDM)

13 October, 2 pm – 5 pm, Hall 4.2

The RDM on the Tuesday before the Book Fair is a must-attend event every year.
In 2014, the RDM explored the future of the rights trade at a time of increasingly globalised content models. The RDM looked at one of the most interesting territories for rights sales and acquisitions: Spanish-speaking Latin America.

Newsletter Publishing Perspectives International Rights Edition