Physical book fairs 'still needed', as events go digital

Physical book fairs 'still needed', as events go digital

Physical book fairs are still vital for business long-term, publishers say, amid expectations that the Beijing Book Fair may be online only this year.

In a webinar on exporting post Covid-19, organised by The Bookseller and sponsored by Times Pansing, Neil Semple, creative content lead of the Department for International Trade, said Beijing Book Fair would now be "online only". However the fair's organisers have not confirmed the plan and told The Bookseller they are still awaiting an announcement from the Chinese government.

The development follows Frankfurt's announcement it would be a ...

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