STEM the star for British lists in Shanghai

STEM the star for British lists in Shanghai

British publishers experienced “extraordinary” interest in their titles at last week’s Shanghai International Book Fair, with Chinese buyers particularly interested in picture books and science titles.

Kavi Meswania, rights manager at Hachette Children’s Group, said publishers were interested in books about climate change and ecology. STEM titles were “hot” and there was a lot of interest in books about coding and maths, he said.

Elle Waddington, senior rights executive at Little Tiger Group, said picture books were the most requested titles of the fair, with realism being particularly po...

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