Publishers 'in dark' about LBF may not attend this year

Publishers 'in dark' about LBF may not attend this year

Several publishers say they may not be attending the London Book Fair this year amid concerns over the way last year's cancellation was handled and its new 2021 date in June. However others in the industry have expressed their support for the event.

This year's LBF, under new director Andy Ventris, was moved to run from 29th June to 1st July owing to the coronavirus, leading to many organisations running their own mini rights fairs online in the spring. A final decision on what form the fair will take is scheduled for next month.

It follows the late cancellation of last year's event after...

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