Beijing's digital fair brings technical headaches but also plus points, say publishers

Beijing's digital fair brings technical headaches but also plus points, say publishers

UK publishers have given mixed reports of their experience at the digital-only Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), with the format offering up new possibilities though also some technical headaches.

Asia's biggest book fair kicked off last week with the launch of its Smart Rights Link for online meetings, with organisers saying 400,000 books would be uploaded. The UK is still the fair's biggest international client with more than 50 UK publishers registered and 1,200 titles.

A Global Reading Festival featuring live streamed events also launched featuring, among other things, a British...

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