If you're on Twitter, you've probably come across talk of Frankfurt recently. What is everybody talking about? What's in Frankfurt? Only the biggest book fair evah!
From the website:
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. More than 7,300 exhibitors from 100 countries, 299,000 visitors and over 10,000 journalists.
Grow your business, expand your network, build bridges into the future and make new discoveries: digital content, the vibrant publishing landscape of the Guest of Honour and interesting information about the most important markets worldwide. One thing is certain: at the Frankfurt Book Fair you will have more access to current trends than anywhere else.
But what about YA? Are YA book rights sold? (again from the website:)
Children´s and teen books - national and international "I have become convinced that children are the best and cleverest audience you can wish for as a storyteller. Children are rigorous, unerring critics."
What does all of this mean? Well, for one thing, those of us querying or on submission might be waiting a little longer to hear from agents and editors as this week many of them will be in Germany, but for those of you with rights to sell, this week could bring good news your way!