Each year PANZ manages a New Zealand collective stand offering a space for local publishers to exhibit and promote their titles in an international arena. The Frankfurt Book Fair is the premier international book fair lasting five days and attracting more than 7,400 exhibitors from over 108 countries. It is the biggest annual rights fair and both New Zealand and international publishers regard it as the most important book fair in the world to attend.
About 20 local publishers typically exhibit on the stand with more than 25 people present. Creative New Zealand is our current partner for the Frankfurt Book Fair, providing funding for the stand and also assistance for four publishers to travel to the fair and exhibit on the stand. In addition to this, we host a stand party each year which approximately 200 international guests attend and it is always a very popular event on the Frankfurt calendar.
You can follow this year’s events and the build-up to the 2012 Guest of Honour programme at our Publishers Association New Zealand – NZ at Frankfurt 2012 Facebook page.
For a list of New Zealand publishers attending the Frankfurt Book Fair 2011, see this link.
Frankfurt 2010 saw the launch of a new Creative NZ translation grants project which offers foreign publishers funding to support the costs of translating NZ works. For further details contact Anne de Lautour firstname.lastname@example.org