The German Book Office (GBO) New York, Inc. was founded in 1998
as a non-profit organization and is one of four international Frankfurt Book Fair offices with a cultural mission. Operating out of the Goethe-Institut New York, we connect American editors with German rights directors, editors, translators, and readers through our annual Editors’ Trip. We also act as an intermediary for German translation rights within the publishing community through publications including New Books in German and the GBO Rights Lists. We spearhead the Festival Neue Literatur planning committee, organize selected literary events and workshops, send out Book of the Month Picks, showcase German books at the American book fair BookExpo America, and are an active part of the American publishing community. The GBO is co-funded by the German Foreign Office on a by-project basis.
The GBO promotes German-language books that have been translated into English, but is not an agency or a publishing house.
As the New York office of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the GBO promotes Frankfurt Book Fair activities in the US such as the Fellowship Program and the annual Rights Directors Meeting. We organize an annual Guest of Honor preview event prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair and Riky Stock, the Director of the GBO, runs the Literary Agent and Scouts Centre at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the Frankfurt Book Fair and its activities, like the GBO on Facebook and check out the Frankfurt Book Fair blogs..
The GBO is funded by the German Federal Office