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Frankfurt Rights is the leading online platform for buying and selling permissions and rights internationally

Frankfurt Rights is Frankfurter Buchmesse’s platform for the international rights and licence trade. Anyone interested in buying rights can sign up to Frankfurt Rights, browse the platform, contact sellers, and initiate business. Rights Sellers can set up an online presence of their company and content as well as facilitate transactions by using Frankfurt Rights' productivity tools.

Frankfurt Rights is designed to support rights professionals and editors on a daily and weekly basis as they make acquisition decisions. This platform brings together buyers, sellers, and relevant rights information on a single, easy-to-use platform— there is no more searching through multiple websites, PDFs, and emails to find the information and contacts you need. Our digital communication and presentation tools keep your rights business run smoothly, no matter where you work from. As a buyer you can always use Frankfurt Rights for free — there is no subscription required.
  • Trusted Partner

    Arena Verlag

    Arena Publishing is one of the major publishing companies for children’s and young adult fiction in Germany. Founded in 1949 by Georg Popp, its place of business has been Würzburg ever since. Georg Popp had been the head of the company for thirty years. Since 1979, Arena Publishing has been a part of the Westermann Publishing Group situated in Braunschweig. Ever since the company’s establishment, the name Arena has been standing for knowledge and entertainment, for sophisticated, informative, and simultaneously thrilling children’s and young adult fiction. As the first publisher in Germany, Arena launched a paperback series for children and young adults in 1958. The publishing house receives the German Children’s Literature Award for Otfried Preußler’s “Krabat” in 1972, as well as for “The Long March of Lucas B.” by Willi Fährmann in 1981. In 1981, Arena pioneered in developing a pedagogically thought-out, multilevel concept for learning to read, which is today known as “Bookbear First Readers Collection”. Since 1987, the children’s and young adult fiction programme of Zurich publishing company Benziger belongs to Arena.In 2000, Arena took over Ensslin Publishing, a publisher founded in 1818 with a programme steeped in tradition.Arena started its own audiobook programme in 2006 labelled “Arena audio”. With about 2,000 available titles, Arena Publishing nowadays keeps a diverse range for infants, children, and young adults on hand.Arena is a partner of the picture book prize “Der Meefisch”.

  • Test Portal 2 Fischer Rowohlt

    This is a test portal - no actual rights are sold here.

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    Oetinger offers stories and narrative worlds that are enjoyable, moving, motivating, and inspiring for young and old, from toddlers to teens to Young and New Adults. We Give Wings to The Imagination!

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    Oetinger Media

    Oetinger Media offers sophisticated entertainment and contemporary music for listeners from two years up. Our portfolio represents the finest selection of fictional stories and factual topics. Audibly innovative!

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    Open Up Other pages! Dressler invites its readers to leave the beaten track. Our books from authors such as Cornelia Funke or Martin Baltscheit stand out from the mainstream and aim at making readers think beyond, move ahead, and be inspired.

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    dtv Verlagsgesellschaft

    dtv is one of the largest independent German publishers and our titles regularly appear on the bestselling lists. We offer a broad spectrum of international and German fiction, non-fiction as well as books for children and young adults.

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    Duncker & Humblot

    Duncker & Humblot was established in 1798 and is one of Germany's leading academic publishing houses, focussing onhigh-quality academic research and scholarly publications, especially in the fields of law and social science.

What our members can expect:

  • A custom publisher portal, including profile, key titles and branding 
  • Instant Permissions — automate or partially automate your permissions requests
  • Instant Offer — automate or partially automate your rights requests
  • Instant Rights Guide — quickly created and exported rights catalogues
  • Include your content in our weekly recommendations 
  • Advanced messaging functionality between buyers and sellers
  • Comprehensive search and browsing features
  • A 24-hour global market

Join the Frankfrights community to gain access to these fantastic features and more. We offer a variety of packages, and signing up is both free and easy.