The 2016 edition of the Frankfurt Bookfair will host several events promoted within the framework of the ALDUS project, the European Bookfairs’ network that aims at fostering transnational mobility of European literary works and book professionals through joint events, dedicated networking and training activities.
The Frankfurt Bookfair, ALDUS partner, will organize meetings and seminars within the premises of its well established Business Club and in the first edition of ART+, the new trade fair, conference and networking hub for the creative and cultural sector.
The catalogue of ALDUS events offers many opportunities for book professionals to get an insight in many areas of interest, from policies for innovation to country focus, also proposing a place for networking and benchmarking for people and organizations engaged in promotion of European book market and support to translation, promoting discussion on specific initiatives. Training and information events will allow to enhance skills for accessing EU programmes such as Creative Europe and discuss about best practices on rights for translation.
The ALDUS partnership will be active in different events hosted at Frankfurt Bookfair. The Lithuanian Publishers’ Association will present Lithuania as Guest of Honour of Leipzig bookfair 2017 , promoting a country focus on the Baltic country.
ALDUS will be cooperating with The European Prize for Literature sharing the common aim to promote circulation and translation of European works. EUPL will promote EUPL winners to literary agents in a Tuesday morning coffee at the Fair and will celebrate Slovenian EUPL 2016 winning author Jasmin B. Frelih who will be present at the Slovenian Stand (Thursday 20 October, 4pm-6pm, Hall 6.1, D36)
ALDUS (named after humanist and publisher Aldo Manuzio) is the European Book Fairs’ network, offering book professionals new opportunities to develop their careers internationally, building capacities and collaboration opportunities through dedicated events, professional content resources, networking and training activities.