Market Focus 2012

Market Focus 2012

Celebrating 9 years of Market Focus

The London Book Fair Market Focus initiative aims to showcase major new markets and provide a platform for UK and international publishers to liaise with their foreign counterparts, and seek out and capitalise on new business partnerships.

At LBF 2012 China Market Focus and the associated cultural programme placed a spotlight on contemporary Chinese authors and China as an important publishing arena.

Over 180 publishers came from China as part of the professional programme, alongside 21 Chinese authors, in partnership with the British Council who have been our Market Focus strategic partner for the last five years. 

Turkey will be Market Focus country in 2013 - find out more here...

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Highlights from the LBF Library

  • Sharjah builds printing press

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller  The government of Sharjah is building a printing press it hopes will rival Chinese competitors as part of a new initiative, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), launched at the Sharjah...

  • Snapshot of the Week - 23 April 2015

    Will this be the year of the physical fight back? It certainly feels like it, with much of the impetus coming from children’s books. Nielsen has reported strong sales for printed children’s books around the world, with sales up 13% in the US over the last two years. In the UK, sales...

  • Débuts strong on Orwell shortlist

    This story is brought to you by our Official Global News Partner, The Bookseller  Three début authors have made the shortlists for this year’s Orwell Prize for political writing. Dan Davies has made the £3,000 Book Prize shortlist for his book about Jimmy Savile, In...

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