Brexit prompts UK publishers to look further afield as FBF looms

Brexit prompts UK publishers to look further afield as FBF looms

Publishers have reported buoyant trading on the international stage ahead of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, though many are unsettled by the political backdrop, with the UK government sparring with the European Union to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit come March 2019.

Jeremy Trevathan, Pan Macmillan publisher, identified an ongoing trend for publishers doing business on a global scale “both ways”—i.e. as well as selling overseas rights to books by UK authors, publishers in the UK are also actively buying rights to foreign-language books published overseas, and thus expect to publish more litera...

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