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Frankfurt Book Fair—Wednesday

By Toby Mundy  

Toby Mundy is the managing director and publisher of Atlantic Books. This week he is blogging for First Drafts from the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest book trade event.

The first day of the fair proper, in the gigantic exhibition centre known as the Messe. Eighteen half-hour meetings, followed by a drinks reception followed by a dinner. It has been a long day. But a good one. We formally announced our acquisition of the Clash book, which has caused a flurry of gratifying interest. We need to find good publishing partners from around the world, and quite a few…

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