LBF organiser Reed's 60% refund offer sparks criticism

LBF organiser Reed's 60% refund offer sparks criticism

London Book Fair organiser Reed Exhibitions has faced criticism after offering just 60% of fees back to some participating publishers and agents following this year's cancelled event.

In emails to those who had been due to take part in the fair, LBF cited a section of the contract which allowed organisers to retain part of the service charge and value-added service charges to cover expenses as a result of Force Majeure.

Some were offered 60% of their fees back or, if they chose to turn that down, a transfer of 100% of their fees to a booking for the same package at next year's event. The ...

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