Publishers split on LBF's decision to reschedule

Publishers split on LBF's decision to reschedule

Publishers have expressed mixed views on the London Book Fair's decision to postpone from March to late June 2021, with some welcoming the development while others complained the timing disrupts the natural rhythm of the publishing calendar.

In light of the pandemic, the London Book Fair is now scheduled to take place at Olympia from 29th June–1st July in 2021. The news it was moving from its usual spring slot was announced yesterday (4th November), based on the rationale this would "provide the best possible opportunity of creating a live event where the publishing industry can reconnect ...

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