Spain’s Liber 22 confirms October 5-7 run to Barcelona
By Porter Anderson, Editor | @Porter_Anderson
AAs the international spring blitz of book fairs and trade shows (and travel) draws to a close, you’ll see organizers begin to claim various dates in the latter parts of the year calendar.
Spain’s Feria Internacional del Libro, ‘Liber 22’, today (May 27) reaffirms its October 5-7 dates in Barcelona for the 40th edition of the fair, emphasizing the export potential of literature Spanish.
This gives him less than two weeks ahead of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, which will host this year’s guest of honor Spain.
The Federation of Gremios de Editores de España (the Federation of Publishers Corporations of Spain (FGEE) works with the Federación de Asociaciones de Illustradores Profesionales, the Federation of Professional Illustrators (FADIP), to produce an award for illustrators who belong to the association, while administrators say they expect some 350 exhibitors to be entered.
The show’s promotional language reads, among other things, “The event will promote business opportunities, business meetings and knowledge of the book sector to stimulate the publishing market and stimulate sales, in particular at the stranger.
“Organized by Fira de Barcelona, Liber returns in person to the Gran Vía fairgrounds to show the wide range of publishers and service companies for the book sector, as well as public institutions and entities, various collective participations of guilds and associations of publishers autonomous communities, and brands from a dozen countries interested in buying and selling publishing rights.
“The organization anticipates the participation of more than 7,000 professionals.”
One of this year’s draws, in addition to its new illustration contest that we have highlighted previously, would be a “New Publishers Space to encourage, with an agile and economical format, the presence of small publishers who are in the market for less than three years.”
At the same time, multimedia messaging reads, a sellers space should feature graphic arts companies, literary agencies, translation, illustration, content digitization, apps, audiobooks and podcasts, marketing and distribution platforms, video games, desktop publishing tools, and digital marketing or book-related startups.
What is expected to be an aggressively scheduled group of guest programs, organizers say, will include a “Buyers Programme”, promoted with Spain’s economic and trade offices and ICEX Spain Exports and Investments. This program is expected to invite more than 600 buyers, booksellers, distributors and librarians from 70 countries to participate.
At the same time, the “Priority Interest Prescribers Programme”, offered in partnership with Acción Cultural Española and its program for the internationalization of Spanish culture (PICE), should reach some 70 professionals from more than 20 countries, including librarians, literary agents, university professors, publishers and heads of public bodies, that is, actors who make acquisition decisions with the ability to prescribe or decide on the purchase of Spanish books.
At the same time, Liber will launch a specific program for invited national buyers in order to promote business meetings with exhibitors.
While the event takes place entirely in the physical setting, Liber will once again have digital views of its activities for those who cannot be there in person. In the case of this show, the organizers say, digital availability will remain in place after the show, which is particularly important in this case: Liber would generate “nearly a third of the overseas sales made by the industry Spanish book publishing”. in a given year.
A professional program is planned for the October fair, with “conferences and activities of a professional and cultural nature with experts and personalities from the book world to exchange information, ideas and experiences on the most current issues. of the sector with the aim of helping the entire book value chain to cope with technological, economic and consumer developments.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair: March 6-9, 2023
Another anniversary stage, the 60th edition of the Bologna Youth Book Fair has chosen March 6 to 9 for its dates in 2023.
In that case, this show will precede the London Book Fair, which runs April 18-20, with a new director, likely, as Andy Ventris, you’ll recall, walks away.
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