Fri, 14/12/2012 - 12:55
Having spent 12 years walking through the aisles of the London Book Fair, which sees around 25,000 attendees from 133 countries visit each year, Alistair Burtenshaw has a pretty good overview of the international publishing market. After leaving the top job at the fair in September, his next move is another global one—this month sees...
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 10:26
Midas chief Jacks Thomas has been appointed senior exhibition director of the London Book Fair, and takes up her post in mid January. Thomas succeeds Alistair Burtenshaw, who left his role as director of the fair in September.
Thomas has been at PR company Midas for eight years, and is its current chief executive. She has been the PR...
Mon, 22/10/2012 - 08:00
Alistair Burtenshaw, who stepped down from his post as director of the London Book Fair last month, is to be the president of the Paris Cookbook Fair 2013.
The Fair will take place at Carrousel du Louvre, between 22nd-24th February 2013, with organisers saying the selection of Burtenshaw shows "the clear focus of the Paris...
Wed, 26/09/2012 - 08:15
Alistair Burtenshaw, who stepped down from his post as London Book Fair director earlier this month, is to take over as chair of book charity Booktrust.
Burtenshaw, who takes on the role today (26th September) said he wanted publishers to join Booktrust's calls for the government to protect funding for the charity's...
Fri, 14/09/2012 - 12:07
Alistair Burtenshaw is stepping down from his role as director of books and publishing for Reed Exhibitions—including as director of The London Book Fair—with immediate effect.
In a letter sent to The London Book Fair Advisory Board this morning (14th September), Reed Exhibitions B2B divisional managing director Justin...
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 13:20
Reed Exhibitions, organiser of the London Book Fair, is not anticipating changing the traditional square-footage pricing model for next year's event, director of publishing and books Alistair Burtenshaw has said.
Speaking at BookExpo America, Burtenshaw said it was "business as usual" as far as 2013's LBF was...
Fri, 09/03/2012 - 08:30
The book trade is seeing increased activity from overseas publishers ahead of the London Book Fair, with the exhibition promising that there will be more international visitors than ever before, including 181 publishers from market focus country China—the largest contingent ever welcomed under this programme.
According to LBF...
Thu, 23/02/2012 - 08:20
The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 will be awarded to Jorge Herralde, proprietor and director of Hispanic publisher Editorial Anagrama.
The award is judged by the LBF Advisory Board, and aims to recognise individuals who have made a "truly significant mark in the sphere of global publishing".
Thu, 09/06/2011 - 15:38
Attendance at the London Book Fair in April was up 7% from 2009, the nearest comparable year, according to figures released by Reed Exhibitions.
The 2011 fair welcomed 24,802 visitors, up from 23,096 in 2009, with US visitors growing by 8% and international visitors overall up to 44% of the total (42% in 2009).
Mon, 11/04/2011 - 08:27
London Book Fair director Alistair Burtenshaw has been put in charge of a new Reed Exhibitions publishing group, including Book Expo America as well as the Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo book fairs.
As director of publishing and books, Burtenshaw will "lead the co-ordination and strategic direction" of all the exhibitions,...