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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

  • Goodbye Earls Court, Hello Olympia!

    The London Book Fair 2015 (14-16 April) will take place in Olympia London London, Tuesday 8 April: ‘A river of ink’ leading up to the entrance to Earls Court Exhibition Centre will take The London Book Fair visitors on a ‘journey’ to Olympia London, the Fair’s new home...

  • Roger Tagholm's Review of the Week

    Life continued outside Earls Court of course, and saw some old favourites return to the headlines. The Google book scanning case had seemed to have gone away, replaced by the latest announcements from Amazon (Amazon Publishing will publish 500 new titles this...

  • Roger Tagholm - 'Korea's Poetic Appeal'

    Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion was at BAFTA on Piccadilly for the Market Focus reception with his Korean wife Kyeong-Soo Kim.  He edited an anthology of Korean poetry for Bloodaxe last year and clearly has a strong affinity with such a...