Children’s publishers anticipate ‘buoyant’ LBF

Children’s publishers anticipate ‘buoyant’ LBF

Children’s publishers are feeling “quietly optimistic” going into next week’s London Book Fair (14th-16th March), with interest in acquiring across middle-grade, Young Adult and “crossover” titles.

Rebecca Hill, editorial director at Usborne, said: “I’m feeling really positive about LBF, it is getting busier and buzzier each year”, while Leah Thaxton, publisher at Faber Children’s, is expecting the mood to be “buoyant” as “everyone will be relieved to be talking books, not politics”.

Pushkin Children’s Books’ editor-at-large Sarah Odedina is expecting “concern about the state of the world...

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