Political climate 'big influence' on London Book Fair trade

Political climate 'big influence' on London Book Fair trade

Manuscripts which help readers escape from the angst of the political climate are tipped to be hot at this year's London Book Fair (14th - 16th March), according to publishers and agents.

Some have voiced concern over the lack of submissions at this point ahead of the fair, which is taking place one month early this year. Meanwhile others have said publishers may be exercising caution around what they buy in the context of a turbulent and fluid political environment.

Lisa Milton, executive publisher HarperCollins’ imprint HQ, said she felt optimistic about the fair and believed there was ...

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