Well it was a great show for us at Frankfurt Book Fair this year. A trade show, with hundreds, if not thousands of publishers from all over the world exhibiting their company and products, it is the perfect place to find out exactly what is happening in the publishing industry. Foreign rights deals, co-publishing agreements, new book announcements, book sales, finding new booksellers, and author acquiring are all part and parcel of what goes on at the fair.
With three of our distribution publishers also attending: Helion & Company, Lancer International, and CUK’s art publisher Paul Holberton publishing, we had a big stand this year, which attracted a lot of visitors. We even had an article in the Publisher’s Weekly Fair Dealer discussing our future plans to double our publishing programme, (lots more Casemate books coming!) and the strong interest in World War II with 70th anniversaries beginning this autumn, particularly the Pacific with HBO and Spielberg/Hanks’ The Pacific series launching next year. Check out the awesome trailer here.
Following the show we are pleased to announce to all readers outside the United States that Casemate UK will now be distributing the books for history publisher and model-maker Andrea Press, military vehicle and modelling reference publisher History Facts, and aviation history and modelling reference publisher Kagero Publications. All publishers of exceptional books for both historians and modelers alike, we are delighted to bring you their formidable range of books. Notification on when the books will be available and more information on all of Andrea, History Facts and Kagero’s titles will be posted up on the blog and our website as soon as possible! (For info on new releases as and when they happen, you can sign up to our e-newsletter on the website – UK or US, or email us to be added to our catalogue mailing list.)
Both Casemate and Casemate UK are in distribution discussions with a number of other publishers following the show, so check back for more developments as and when they happen.
We also announced our own Spring 2010 new releases, and will be sharing the exclusive news outside of Frankfurt walls with you next week. Don’t miss it!