BIBF buoyant for UK, but US publishers face trade tariff problems

BIBF buoyant for UK, but US publishers face trade tariff problems

UK publishers at the Beijing International Book Fair last week (21st - 25th August) saw typically buoyant rights trading, as the country's book market boom continues in 2019, with double-digit growth at the half-year stage.

But the intensifying US/China trade dispute meant American publishers doing export sales deals at the fair faced "tougher" trade negotiations, as their books now attract hefty tariffs in the China market.

For UK publishers, while staples of the Chinese market such as children's books and accessible non-fiction continue to be as popular as ever, BIBF attendees also saw ...

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