Agents’ hotlists: the scripts set to light up the 2020 London Book Fair

Agents’ hotlists: the scripts set to light up the 2020 London Book Fair

With the full impact of the coronavirus outbreak yet to be determined, Olympia looks set to be a leaner proposition on the trade side this year—luckily, its consumer-facing offer looks staunch, and agents are reporting swift business.

No matter what occurs at this London Book Fair—even if a title sweeps through the Agents’ Centre, selling into 50 territories for nine figures—the main story will be outside the normal purview of a rights fair. Of course, the full impact of the coronavirus on LBF is yet to be seen but whatever happens, 2020’s edition will be an emptier Olympia, with no-shows ...

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