The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 275,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists – including 2,000 bloggers - in attendance.

It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways.

The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets.

With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.



The Singapore Book Publishers Association was formed in July 1968 to develop the publishing and business environment for publishers in Singapore. It also helps foster the cooperation, sharing of knowledge and information amongst the members of the Association. The Association has currently 69 members, including new members from the ed-tech industry, thus encouraging greater development of cross media formats in publishing.

The Association serves a a strong voice to the government and industry, representing publishers' best interests in the regulatory and business environment in Singapore and the region. 

The Singapore Book Publishers Association has strong relationships with key Government agencies and and organizes the participation of local publishers at the Singapore Pavilion at the Frankfurt, London and Beijing International Book Fairs. It also manages several other trade events in Singapore and abroad.


StoryDrive is Frankfurt Book Fairs international all-media platform, which has been held in Frankfurt, Argentina, Singapore and China since 2012. The event reflects the changes, developments and trends that are currently evolving in the content industries, and aims to explore new forms of collaboration and business models across media boundaries and cultural barriers.

In 2015, the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Singapore Book Publishers Association joined hands to organise the Singapore Publishing Symposium, which gained momentum under the StoryDrive Asia Brand in 2016.