Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Apply for the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme 2013!

via The German Book Office New Delhi:

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The Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship - 29 Sept - 13 October 2013
We promote young international publishers  
Due to last year’s success the German Book Office New Delhi will again award the fellowship, for the South Asian region in 2013.
In the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair, this prestigious Frankfurt Fellowship Programme focuses on information exchange, professional dialogue and the creation of networks between young international publishers.
First launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1998, the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme provides information and networking within the international publishing world. During the last years, more than 240 participants from 44 countries have gained from this programme.
THE PROGRAMME
The Programme gives deep insight into the German book world and brings the Fellows to important centres of German publishing. Publishing professionals provide an overview of the German book market and pass their international career experiences on to the Fellows. The Fellowship group (approximately 15 persons) includes people from all parts of the world, and in the 2 weeks spent together, the fellows learn about each participants markets and gain from each other’s experiences.

Travel expenses and accommodation while staying in Germany and part of the entertainment costs are covered by the Frankfurt Book Fair. Travel expenses to
Germany and back home are excluded.
Annual reunions of former Frankfurt Fellows at the Frankfurt Book Fair keep the Frankfurt Fellows Network alive.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In order to apply for Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship, you should meet the following conditions:
Condition 1 – you must be a citizen of Bangladesh,India,Nepal,PakistanorSri Lanka
Condition 2 – you must have several years' experience in publishing
Condition 3 – you must submit a recommendation from current employer
Condition 4 – you must submit three letters of recommendation of international business partners
Condition 5 – you must have good knowledge of English
Condition 6 – you must submit a research paper on the Book Publishing Industry * (refer appendix I)
Condition 7 – you must send along with the detailed documents mentioned above a completed registration form
Deadline for accepting the completed application with all documents as detailed, is 30th April 2013. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.
APPENDIX 1
Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship
THE RESEARCH
To apply for the fellowship you will have to submit a cohesive and comprehensive report on any one of the following sectors in Publishing:
  • Book Retail and Distribution
  • Children’s Book Publishing
  • Digital Publishing
Your research should include:
For Book retail and distribution
  • An overview of the sector in South Asia (India,Nepal,Bangladesh,Pakistan,Sri Lanka) with numbers: size of the market, turnover
  • What are the various strategies? Digital/ Print etc. and statistics on the various sections
  • The distribution and retail routes, publicity, promotions, book fairs etc.
  • New business models being explored and implemented
  • The gaps/ existing challenges and a projection of the future potential and avenues for expansion
  • Major players, top 10 companies with details of Managing Directors, CEOs etc.
  • Agents/ what parts of the process are being outsourced?
  • Potential for international players
  • Please add market surveys and databases
For Children’s book publishing
  • An overview of the sector in South Asia (India,Nepal,Bangladesh,Pakistan,Sri Lanka) with numbers: size of the  market, turnover, printruns, printruns of first editions, no of publishers, no of titles, regional languages
  • How much is original content and how much is printed from rights bought from other regions and  which regions (languages)
  • How much is digitised and what are the distribution channels
  • The marketing models – distribution route, publicity, promotions, book fairs etc.
  • The gaps/ existing challenges and a projection of the future potential and avenues for expansion
  • New business models being explored and implemented
  • A brief on the rights/editorial process
  • Agents/ what parts of the process are being outsourced?
  • Potential for international trade
  • Major players, top 10 companies with details of Managing Directors, CEOs etc.
  • Please add market surveys and databases
For Digital Publishing
  • An overview of the sector in South Asia (India,Nepal,Bangladesh,Pakistan,Sri Lanka) with numbers: size of the market, turnover regional languages
  • Domestic Vs International clients
  • What are the different services offered with statistics
  • What are the various products available with statistics
  • The marketing models –distribution route, publicity, promotions, fairs etc.
  • The gaps/ existing challenges and a projection of the future potential and avenues for expansion
  • New business models being explored and implemented
  • Major players, top 10 companies with details of Managing Directors, CEOs etc.
  • Potential for international trade
  • Agents/ what parts of the process are being outsourced?
  • Please add market surveys and databases
The Report should not exceed 9000 words, not including charts, statistic tables and any appendixes.
Please send your application to: Prashasti Rastogi [rastogi@newdelhi.gbo.org] and Shabnam Srivastava [srivastava@newdelhi.gbo.org]. Please put ‘Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship’ in the email subject line.