UK publishers hail 'buoyant and optimistic' start to BIBF 2018

UK publishers hail 'buoyant and optimistic' start to BIBF 2018

The 25th edition of the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) has opened to an “upbeat” and “inspiring” start, with a flurry of rights activity and collaboration between industry figures.

The fair, which kicked off on Wednesday (22nd August), has 2,500 exhibitors, with the number of visitors estimated to reach 300,000 by its conclusion on Sunday (26th August).

UK publishers have told The Bookseller that the atmosphere at the event is buoyant and optimistic.

Adrian Greenwood, sales director at Laurence King, said: “The fair’s very busy, with lots of positivity about the market and new id...

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