OBS will be exhibiting at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 12-16—come and visit us at the Independent Publishers Guild stand A934-937 in Hall 8A! We started coming to Frankfurt in 1985 and look forward to this year’s event! The Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest trade show in the world of books, an annual industry tradition over 500 years old. The Fair presents new and upcoming book titles, technologies, publishing techniques, and the opportunity to network with leaders in the industry from over 100 countries. The Frankfurt Book Fair is also home to the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade (with such acclaimed past winners as Albert Schweitzer and Susan Sontag) and the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year (with winners such as The Joy of Chickens and Bombproof Your Horse). This year’s focal point is on Iceland and its publishing community.
Our focus this year is on the “content imperative” – helping publishers identify which of their books might better serve their global readers by supplementing print with electronic. We enable the realization of that e-publishing vision, from idea through to e-book and/or printed page – with the publisher in control the whole way. Focusing on independent publishers’ titles, OBS comes ready with a low-risk, practical plan to fit every budget, for one book or an entire division; from simple file conversion to production and distribution of multimedia eBooks and print on demand titles to best serve a global audience.
To get an idea of one international publishing effort we made, take a look at the publishing portal we created for interRAI, a non-profit healthcare network. Last spring, we developed and launched interRAI’s eBookstore, which complements their print offerings and has expanded their client base. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our stand at the Fair to learn more!