'Increased focus' from Chinese publishers at BIBF

'Increased focus' from Chinese publishers at BIBF

A “busy and focused” Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) kicked off yesterday (26th August) with a record number of exhibitors, the biggest-ever UK contingent and many fair-goers saying the current Chinese stock market turmoil would do little to dent their future publishing plans.  

BIBF organisers said there were close to 2,400 exhibitors, eclipsing last year’s 2,200. In addition to stands for British-based multinationals such as Pearson, Penguin Random House UK and Oxford University Press, the UK Publisher’s Association collective stand boasted 23 companies, including Bloomsbury, Jess...

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