LBF Report: Despite the frustrations of its new venue, stands we

<p>Bitter complaints and threats over future participation clouded the air in the ExCeL centre . But they obscured solid business done on many stands at the London Book Fair 2006.</p><p>Figures from organiser Reed Exhibitions showed an increase of 5.3% in total attendance and a 3.2% increase in visitor numbers.</p><p>With 1,996 companies from 59 countries exhibiting, publishers reported a strong coedition market. Many saw a string of sales to Eastern European territories, while Indian customers put in a solid showing. </p><p>Hamlyn m.d. David Inman said he had seen strong rights trading, pa...

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