Next up, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rosemary Carlough geeks-out at the Fair.
Arrived here in Frankfurt once again on Monday morning for yet another FBF [Frankfurt Book Fair]. Tuesday booth setup went smoothly with the new signs looking good, so I squeezed in a side trip to Mainz and saw the beautiful Chagall windows in St. Stephen’s church. The detail was amazing.
Wednesday kicked off the first day of the fair. Most of my meetings are with some of our ebook distributors as that area really is exploding. I’m a memeber of a LinkedIn ebook discussion group which was started by Sourcebooks’ publisher Dominque Raccah, and for the fair we had a live “show ‘n tell” meeting of some new ebook and app products. Lots of ipads in attendance (wifi here is terrible so lots of folks must have the 3G versions or be working offline) and some fun demos. The best ones I have to say were children’s books. Great forthcoming version of “The Three Little Pigs”. Traveling parents will even be able to have it play with their own voice.
Overall an interesting first day, capped off by a relaxing dinner in Bad Soden. And maybe I’m adjusting to the time change – I almost slept through the night!