BIBF: Publishers revel in fierce demand for rights

BIBF: Publishers revel in fierce demand for rights

UK publishers have seen the “busiest” Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) “in years”, some have said, with rights in fierce demand from Chinese publishers.

The trade fair opened on Wednesday (24th August), with a strong contingent of UK houses in attendance.

Many have told The Bookseller that the fair has “exceeded expectations,” with rights for children’s and illustrated books particularly in demand.  

Samuel Bennet, head of international editions at Phaidon, said: “I have had more interest here than at any other book fair, Bologna, London or Frankfurt,” adding that Chinese publisher...

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