License trade at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's largest trading centre for rights and licenses. With our offers and activities in this area we support our customers not only in October but all year round.

The Frankfurt Book Fair RightsLink

The RightsLink online platform allows you to grant permissions easily, efficiently and cost-effectively through a standardised procedure. Overview of some of the benefits RightsLink has to offer:

  • Around the clock availability
  • Significant reduction of administrative workload
  • Licensing offers in German and English
  • Concluded contracts are documented and archived
  • Statistical analyses

Looking to license rights 24/7?

IPR License – official rights and licensing solution of the Frankfurt Book Fair Welcome to the future of rights licensing. With IPR License, FBF is now enabling international publishers to transact front and backlist business simpler, faster and cost-effectively 365 days a year. IPR is the market place for publishers to trade rights globally. Take a look and see what IPR can do for your business.

Press Release: Frankfurt Book Fair takes majority shareholding in IPR License
Visit the IPR License website

Registration Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018

Book your table until 30 November 2017 and profit from our early bird:

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Literary Agents & Scouts Centre

Agents and scouts have their appointment diaries filled to bursting in Frankfurt. The Literary Agents and Scouts Centre in Hall 6.3 is working area for more than 600 agents from over 30 countries.
Further information for agents & scouts

Publishers Rights Corner

We invite all publishing houses that are exhibiting with us to join us in our Publishers Rights Corner in Hall 6.3 on FBF-Tuesday. It was first introduced at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016. The Publishers Rights Corner is a response to agents asking to move their Tuesday meetings with international editors to the fairgrounds. Our Tuesday foreign rights clients will receive special Tuesday-tickets to send to editors. Editors can also register by simply sending their name, their title, and the publishing house they work for to
Further information on the Publishers Rights Corner

Award for the best literary adaptation

With the Award for the best literary adaptation we want to highlight extraordinary adaptations and the books they are based on and honor both the producers and authors artistry. We welcome adaptations of each and every genre, be it novels, drama, children’s, short stories, Comics, Graphic novels or anything else.

The 2016 award goes to directors Tom Ford and Claude Barras. Read more in the press release below.

Press release

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Watch the award ceremony with winner 2015 director Todd Haynes on YouTube. Simply click on the image. An overview of the winners from 2004 to 2015 can be found here: Winners 2004-2015