|Frankfurt Book Fair, 2008|
Duh! Read the news.
Syria. Syria. Syria.
Not getting into that quagmire.
Oh, look! A pretty picture of BOOKS.
Ah! An article about the Frankfurt Book Fair, specifically, an article about the Turkish companies attending:
A total of 21 Turkish publishing houses will attend the book fair, including eight publishing houses geared toward children’s and youth literature. Seven copyright agencies from Turkey will also be present at the fair. Source:Hurriyet Daily News
Wow. 21 publishing houses. Maybe I should see what this is about. Curious minds want to know!
Fifty eight companies representing Turkey? 58. Huh!
Hmm. This stupid site won't give me more than a list of names.
Open new tab.
Google. typey, typey.
Page opens up to a George RR Martin cover. OK. This house must represent front list translations.
YA & Children's page:
Suzanne Collins, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and Roald Dahl.
Does this mean they like fantasy/sci-fi, or is that what's on the front list right now? Hmm.
Click back to the Frankfurt Book Fair page. Skip down the list.
Can you see me doing this? Or maybe I've spent too much time with picture book authors lately? Shall I put in an art note here? ;)
AnatoliaLit. Agency representing Turkish authors internationally, also offering translation services for people looking to get into the Turkish market. American agent's name on the list, Bryn Mawr grad.
Eyebrows go up. Literary agent in Istanbul. That's a job to strive for in my next life.
APRIL Best sellers of a different sort : Jodi Picoult, Mary Higgins Clark, Dr. Phil. I think they're interested in how I feel about things. ;)
Ayrinti Serious, serious stuff here. Analytical, Historical, Theological. No kids stuff=Not for me.
Publishers, printers, literary agencies...These are just the As. There's a whole list (with lots of countries) on the Frankfurt Book Fair site, if you're interested. And I'm sure any agent dealing with foreign rights already knows all of this. I just thought you might like my picture-bookish Friday adventure in making this blog relevant to my writerly world, with a Turkish angle, of course.
PS. In 2008, Turkey was the focus of interest at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the photo above was part of the pavilion designed for the event. The theme was Faszinierend farbig (Fascinatingly colourful).