The “LitAg”, Frankfurt’s Literary Agents & Scouts Centre, is Turning 35!
Frankfurt, 15 August 2013-This fall, at the Frankfurt Book Fair (9-13 October 2013), the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre, known as the "LitAg," will mark its 35th anniversary. A space reserved exclusively for scouts and agents, the LitAg provides a closed-off centre where international rights and licenses are negotiated and sold. This year, the LitAg has not only sold out all 448 tables for the second year in a row-bringing a record number of 619 agents and scouts to the Book Fair-but the space itself has also undergone a transformation.
"In the Literary Agents and Scouts Centre, each table will have its own side wall, so agents and scouts can be sure their conversations remain private. Every agent now also has the opportunity to rent shelves. The LitAg will continue to offer wi-fi, a cafeteria, a juice bar, a copy shop, PCs to access email, and a messaging service, and as usual will provide a space where personal meetings can take place in a relaxed and private atmosphere," says Riky Stock, Director of the German Book Office in New York who took over managing the Literary Agents and Scouts Centre in January of this year.
Calling all LitAg specialists!
In honour of the 35th anniversary, Riky Stock is looking for agents and scouts who have been attending the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre since 1978. "We'd love to know which of the agents and scouts were present at the LitAg in the early years and we'd like to feature them in Frankfurt," said Riky Stock. "Also, please share historic photos of yourselves both then and now." These photos will be used in the Book Fair's marketing activities, and exhibited in the LitAg during the Fair in October, when there will also be an opportunity for agents and scouts to be photographed to mark their 35th year of attendance.