Cooperation rejected: book fair don't play with the Musikmesse

The book fair will not work together in the fall of 2021 with the Musikmesse. "Such a cooperation will be," said Alexander Skipis, chief Executive of the börs

Cooperation rejected: book fair don't play with the Musikmesse

The book fair will not work together in the fall of 2021 with the Musikmesse. "Such a cooperation will be," said Alexander Skipis, chief Executive of the börsenverein of the German book trade, on Wednesday on the Economy press conference of the industry Association that organized the book review. The between stock market club and book fair-switched Supervisory Board of the economic Holding of the Association, have reinforced this attitude to the organizers of the book show.

Florian Balke

culture editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

plans to go to the book fair with the help of the Messe Frankfurt organised Musikmesse, as well as for a common accompanying festival, and the international creative economy, the Congress had led in the book industry to annoyance. As before, from the Frankfurt trade fair, specially in the autumn of threaded Musikmesse, to be held in October 2021 during the book fair at the Fairgrounds.

the book fair in the autumn of 2020, which will take place in spite of the Corona-pandemic, the sector continues to top due to crisis-related slump in sales. "It is an important Signal that we have not canceled," said exchange club-head, Karin Schmidt-Friderichs: "It takes Events to the book." According to the börsenverein, the turnover of the German bookstores declined during the closure of the retail trade in March and April to nearly 66 percent. The turnover of the German publishers shrank in this period by almost 31 percent. Since then, the industry has good sales numbers have recovered somewhat. After the first six months of the year, publishers and book trade together is only a drop in sales of 8.3 percent. More threatening is the decline in book buyers. Their number fell by 2019 3.5 per cent to 28.8 million.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 09:20

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