Busy BIBF sees 'more discerning' rights buying

Busy BIBF sees 'more discerning' rights buying

A busy Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) is seeing a surge of interest from Chinese houses in lifestyle titles, UK publishers have told The Bookseller. Chinese publishers are also said to be becoming "more discerning" in their choices, and prepared to compete hard for what they see as the key titles.

Meanwhile there's a new appreciation from the UK side of the potential of Chinese authors, following Head of Zeus's success with SF author Cixin Liu.

Pavilion's North America and Asia sales manager Rebecca Lake said that childrens was still the most popular area for rights deals, but...

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